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Kingfishers

 Welcome to Kingfisher Class.

The class teachers are Mrs Wickham and Mr Slater and the class assistant is Mrs Mason.

Our termly topics this year are:

Term 1 - Towers, Tunnels and Turrets

Climbing the battlements or tunnelling in the ground, there’s a whole world of adventure and fun to be found! This term, we will visit a real castle to explore the towers, battlements and maybe a secret tunnel or two! We’ll learn all about the different parts of a castle and describe how they have changed over time. Using a wide range of materials, we’ll build models of castles and test the strength of our structures. We’ll learn the stories of Rapunzel, The Tunnel and The Three Billy Goats Gruff and write stories and letters inspired by them. Maps and photographs will help us learn about the tallest buildings and the longest tunnels in the world. We’ll also find out about the amazing Victorian engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel..

Term 2 - Muck, Mess and Mixtures

We’re warning you; this is going to get messy! This half term, we’ll have a messy morning to investigate mixtures, from paint and toothpaste to jelly and shaving foam. We’ll enjoy the story of George’s Marvellous Medicine and write recipes, leaflets, lists and stories of our own. We’ll use our science skills to explore everyday materials, investigate soap products and understand why mixtures freeze and melt. We’ll learn how to measure using scales, measuring jugs and cylinders accurately. We’ll taste a wide variety of foods and learn about healthy eating.Our artwork will also rely on our mixing skills. We’ll use marbling inks to make unusual patterns, create food landscapes inspired by Carl Warner, model clay into exciting shapes and use a variety of materials to make mixed media collages. At the end of our project, we’ll turn our school hall into a gallery and invite you to view our exhibition. 

Term 3 - Coastline

This is a new topic for Year 2 this year. We will update this page when we know more about the topic.

Term 4 - Street Detectives

Grab a magnifying glass, put on your deerstalker and change your name to Sherlock because we’re going to become street detectives! This half term, we’ll follow a route around our local streets and take pictures of the buildings, businesses and plants we can see. We’ll learn nursery rhymes, write poetry and create persuasive adverts. Looking at photographs will help us to spot any similarities and differences between the houses and shops of today and the past. We’ll find out about the history of our school  and study and draw maps. we will also look at the work of urban artists. At the end of our project, we’ll design posters to advertise a ‘Big Spring Clean’ around school before cleaning and tidying the school grounds!

Term 5 - The Scented Garden

 Let’s tiptoe through the tulips together and discover the sights, sounds and smells of the garden. This half term, we’ll find out how to look after plants, ask questions and appreciate the flowers. We’ll write an information book about plants, follow instructions, enjoy the story of 'Arthur and The Invisibles' through visual literacy and write stories of our own. Discovering our green fingers will be fun when we plant and tend a variety of seeds and bulbs. We’ll also learn about the different parts of a plant.. Our senses will help us describe and sort a range of smells and we’ll make beautifully scented products. We’ll look closely at a wide variety of plants and create detailed, observational drawings.

Term 6 - Wriggle and Crawl

Put on your coat and wellies and let’s head outside on a minibeast hunt. This term, we’ll head into our nature area to identify minibeasts in their natural habitat. We’ll write a guide book for other children to use on a minibeast hunt, draw sketch maps of our minibeast hunting area and create minibeast stories and poems. Heading out into our school grounds, we’ll explore trees and bushes to see what lives there, investigate how far and how fast a snail can travel and create a minibeast habitat of our own. We’ll draw delicate sketches of minibeasts, make models from a variety of materials and use microscopes to observe minibeasts up close. 

We are all looking forward to an exciting year!



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World Book Day

The children looked fantastic in their outfits for World Book Day! We worked on 3 books during the day and ended the day making some vegetable soup. The children learnt how to cut using the 'bridge technique' and cut up all the vegetables for the soup. The adults thought the soup was delicious but many of the children were not sure!!

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Street detectives!

We took a walk around our local area looking at the street furniture and different types of houses in the streets around the school.

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Pirate Day

Kingfishers had a great day on Friday. The children looked fantastic in their pirate costumes. We set sail on the ship 'The Kingfisher' and used coordinates to find treasure on the high seas! We then worked out clues to find Captain Longbeard's chocolate treasure in the school playground. We wrote to Captain Longbeard to tell him that we would not be giving his treasure back. He was not at all happy and he paid us all a visit in the afternoon!

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'Land Ahoy' curriculum evening

Year 2 brought their parents back into school for a curriculum evening. They told their parents about all of the fantastic work they had done this term and showed off their lovely projects.

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Oh we do like to be beside the seaside!

Year 2 spent the day at the seaside - in the school hall! We had our photos taken in our own 'seaside booth' and thought we looked fantastic in our fashionable swimming costumes!!

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