Kingfisher class is going Plant Crazy this term! We are becoming experts in identifying different trees by looking at their leaves, and we have also been studying the variations in different vegetable seeds. Do you know the lifecycle of a tomato? We are growing some and also investigating different vegetables to see what makes them grow best. We will be writing about our learning in English as well.
We are also learning about artists who used plants as inspiration, including Georgia O'Keeffe, Matisse and Louise Bourgeois. We'll be responding to their work with art of our own - stay tuned!
We are also getting better at joined up writing, using apostrophes and knowing our homophones. We're reading lots of different kinds of books and learning how writers use other stories as starting points for their own ideas. We've read and discussed Into the Woods by Anthony Browne (he used to be the Children's Laureate) which uses lots of fairy tales in his own version of Little Red Riding Hood. Now we're writing our own stories based on this one.
We're solving lots of problems in maths and will be using our statistics skills to help record our science investigations.
In PE we have had some super coaches work with us and we always enjoy the chance to get outside.
Kingfisher Class (Years 2 & 3) -
Over the last few terms we've done so much in Kingfisher class- here are a few highlights:
We have been learning to play Ukelele with a specialist teacher who loves to sing with us.
We had a great time on World Book Day - dressing up, reading all over the school and drawing maps of our favourite story worlds.
In Kingfisher Class, our topic this term is The Stone Age and we are studying this across our subject areas: which includes investigating rocks in Science and cave paintings in Art. In literacy, we have been writing our own stories about a stone-age boy; imagining that we are in a cave with a bear and we have been writing instructions for lighting fires without matches.
In maths, we are learning many different ways to calculate and use calculations to solve real life problems. We are learning how to tell the time and are just beginning to revise our 2, 3, 5 and 10 times tables in multiplication. In RE, we are learning about Judaism and have been tasting Challah bread and writing in Hebrew!
You can click here to see what else we are learning about this year!