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Kingfisher Class

Spring Term in Kingfishers!

Welcome Back! I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and may I wish you all a Happy New Year!
This term we will be using our themes of 'A Material World' and 'Healthy Eating' to learn about science in our world. We will study different types of materials and what uses they have, as well as how some materials can change their shapes and others cannot due to their particular properties. When we learn about healthy eating we will look at different food groups and how they can form part of a balanced diet to promote a healthy lifestyle. In English we will work on writing narratives, instructions, riddles and some poetry. The children will also have the opportunity to learn and perform some poetry.  In maths we will be practising our counting skills as well as thinking about place value and using it to add numbers together. The core calculations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division will be revisited throughout the term and used in context to solve problems.

Please continue the good habit of regular reading with your child as this will support them in class as well. We will have spelling and maths tests each week still, which will come from the weekly homework sheets. Please have a look, and take some time to help your child learn the words and practise the maths to support their academic progress. Spellings and maths homework will be sent home on Mondays so that they can be learned for a test the following Monday. We are also asking the children to use each of the spellings in a sentence this year. While reading with your child (ren) please support them by not only helping them understand the words but also asking them questions about the text, as this skill of comprehension is a very important one.


Handwriting - It is now very important for children to be able to join their handwriting and so we have adopted a new handwriting scheme to help support the children. We will of course use this in school, but please support your child to begin forming their letters in a joined up style.

Our PE days are Tuesday and Friday so please ensure your child has a PE kit including trainers in school every day, Please remember to tie up long hair and remove earrings.

Please note- children should not be wearing any jewellery other than a watch and/or stud earrings, both of which will need to be removed for P.E. lessons (If children are unable to remove their earrings, they will need to cover them with tape. We are not permitted to remove a child’s earrings, or apply the tape, so children will need to be able to do this themselves). 

We are very much looking forward to continuing our learning journey with your children. If you have any worries or questions, please speak to me at the end of the school day in person or by telephone. My Teaching Assistant can also help: Mrs Karen McDuffus.

Thank you for your continued support with your child’s learning.

Jessica Morrish

Kingfisher Class Team are:
Teacher- Mrs Morrish

PPA Teacher - Miss Lawson
Teaching Assistant- Mrs McDuffus

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