Welcome to Kingfishers
With 19 wonderful children, a hamster called Brownie, Mrs Ireton, Mrs Glasby and Mr Smith all hard at work, Kingfishers is an exciting place to be. Together we enjoy creative writing, marvellous maths and lots of out-door learning. We also love gardening, problem solving and junk modelling - not to mention our time getting Brownie out and learning how to care for her! If there are any parents or visitors who would like to come in to class to help with our learning or accompany us to Forest School next half term please pop your name on the Helper timetable - we would love to have you with us.
Week beginning Monday 20th January 2020
This term we are doing a topic called "What's Cooking?", focusing on Chocolate in Spring 1. Last Tuesday we had a special workshop for each class, making, using and learning about chocolate. We have since used this in English and Topic.
English - We are looking at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We will be using Talk for Writing to plan and edit the story and use the picture book for creative writing each Friday.
Maths - We will begin the term by looking at the 4 calculations before moving on to fractions. The children will have a chance to use and apply their knowledge of x / + - with money and then word problems.
Topic - This term we will learn how chocolate is made, where it originates and how Fair Trade is relevant. We will be looking at the world map and globes and locating the UK and other countries on them. We will also be designing our own chocolate products and have asked the children to bring in junk modelling to make their chocolate design. Please send this in on Monday 20th January.
Forest School - All year 2 will be doing Forest School this half term on a Monday afternoon. Please ensure your child has waterproofs, wellies and a warm change of clothing in school each week. The class will be having a wonderful time learning outdoors, rain or shine!
During the year the children will be given a role of class monitor - which they are especially proud of. They do this within the school day and it will change each week. Roles include Book Monitor, Milk Monitor and Fruit Monitor.
We enjoy snack time in class and children know they are to bring a piece of fruit into school each day to eat at playtime. In addition, school fruit is given out at the end of the day.
We are looking forward to sharing treasures from home in Show and Tell, children understand that they can bring one thing into school they wish to show but it must not be bigger than their hand. It will go in to our Show Box and a child will be chosen each day to share their special item.
PE kits are needed in school every Friday and go home at Half Term. Thank you.
This weeks jokes:
Why did the banana go to the doctor?
He looked a bit green!
How do oceans say hello to each other?
What does one wall say to another wall?
"I'll meet you at the corner"