Hello and welcome to the Kingfishers!
Mrs Johnson is our class teacher and Mrs Holmes is our teaching assistant. This year we also have Mrs Thorpe, a student teacher, working with us.
We have an exciting, fun packed year ahead of us as we continue on our EPIC learning journey!
This term P.E. is on Monday. Please come to school wearing your P.E. kit on this day. Remember to make sure that you have warm clothing as lessons will take place outside whenever possible.
Reading takes many forms in the Kingfishers. To enable us to progress with our reading we will have opportunities to take part in reading activities across the curriculum as well as in regular Book Talk sessions. The Kingfishers will also continue to bring books home to enjoy, share and discuss. New reading books will be sent home on a Monday and should be returned to school on a Friday. Please listen to your Kingfisher read as often as possible and sign your child's reading record as it will count toward their reading badges and certificates.
Ready, Respectful, Resilient, Resourceful, Responsible, Reflective
In Term 2 we will be thinking about what it means to be 'respectful'.
This term we are going to be History detectives! Our theme for the term is Remembrance and through a series of questions we will be investigating an event beyond living memory that is nationally significant. We will be using a variety of historical sources to help us ask and answer questions.
In English, we will start the term by exploring The Crow's Tale by Naomi Howarth. This is a beautiful picture book that tells the tale of an epic journey. During this unit, we will continue to develop our understanding of how to use powerful vocabulary and accurate sentence punctuation before writing our own tale about an epic journey! In the second half of term, we will be looking at Meerkat Christmas by Emily Gravett.
In Maths, we will continue using our Power Maths scheme. This term we will be learning about methods of adding and subtracting numbers within 100 before moving on to learning about money.
In DT we will be looking at moving vehicles. We will look at different methods for fixing wheels and axles as well as a variety of axle holders. We will then go on to design, make and evaluate a moving vehicle with a very important purpose!
In IT we will be learning about Coding. We will start by thinking about what an algorithm is before moving on to using Beebots to learn how to create and debug a simple progam.
Spelling lists will come home on a Monday and be tested the following Friday. Please encourage your Kingfisher to practise these regularly throughout the week.
Reading books will be sent home on a Monday and should be returned on a Friday.