Goodbye to Kingfisher Class 2018-19! It has been an absolute joy to learn with you. Have a fantastic summer and thank you for all the gifts, cards and kind words. - Mrs Wells, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Harward and Ms Ehlers.

 

Welcome to  Kingfisher Class  2018-19

Summer Term Fun!

On your marks.......

                                             Get set........

                                                                                                                                ...................GO!

 

And they're off, on the wackiest adventure yet!

Kingfisher Class are learning about the history of transport with a particular focus on cars, bikes, planes and trains. We look at the first vehicles and track the evolution of wheeled transport. We also learn about significant engineers, inventors, scientists and craftspeople, who created these early machines. We go to Brooklands Museum and link out learning to science, history, design technology, art and computing. We design and make our cars of the future and even have a road safety session - Pedals- on our bikes. 

This is a busy half term!

  • We begin Forest School Activities on Tuesday afternoons - more details to follow.
  • Brooklands - Wednesday 12th June
  • Enterprise Day - Friday 14th June
  • Vehicle making - from 17th June - helpers required!
  • Carnival Week - from 1st July
  • Pedals - bring your bike or scooter to school - you must have a helmet - 3rd July
  • Drumming workshop and Samba - 4th July
  • Sports Day - Friday 5th July

Plus, many other class activities! You don't want to miss a thing!

 

 

General Information

The Kingfisher adults are - Mrs Wells, Mrs Harward, Mrs Wilson and Ms Ehlers

PE days will be Tuesday and Friday.

Reading books can be changed daily.

Library books are changed on Thursdays.

Homework goes out on Thurdays, and can be returned any time in the week.

 

 

Homework: In Year Two, children need to read daily.  All children will have a reading book with suggestions how to further their understanding and decoding skills.  Please make time to share books with your child.  It is not always the best time to practice reading skills at bed time when children are tired - maybe try and make time in the morning or earlier in the evening.   It is also fantastic to read aloud to children - they will all have the opportunity to go to the library to choose a book each week.

 

On Thursday all children will bring home a task to do and return to school the following week.  This may be literacy, maths or topic based and should take about 20 minutes of concentrated work to do.  Often it will be to learn facts or spellings or prepare work for a presentation.  Please ensure your child brings the homework home and support them with time to complete it and a suitable environment.  If it is a written piece they can return it to school and put it in the designated tray as soon as it is completed.  Parents will have a chance to comment on homework during this term.

 

Kingfishers! Ask your parents if you can play the games on the BBC Bitesize website http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks1/ or ICT Games http://www.ictgames.com/ as they are lots of fun and will help with literacy and numeracy skills.

 

We  subscribe to ActiveLearn  - https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login and there are maths challenges, reading books, phonics games and grammar activities available that are linked to your child's current learning. We will be allocating new games and tasks as your child moves through the year. It is just being set up now, but keep watching out for added activities.

 

 

Value of the Month

June - Community

July - Participation 

 

Remember at Kingfield:

We respect

  We take pride

   We take care.

 

To encourage children to become independent and effective learners we will be thinking about ways to show the 5Rs - resourcefulness, reflective thinking,reasoning, resilience and responsibility.  

The 5 Rs are encouraged through every lesson and activity during the school day and are linked to characters in Winnie the Pooh to enable the children to relate to and understand the vocabulary.