Church Road, Dorrington,
Shropshire, SY5 7JL

01743718462

St. Edward's CE Primary School

Kingfisher Class

Year 2 / 3 - 2020 - 2021
Class Teacher: Mrs Felton
Welcome to Kingfisher webpage

This term our project is London.

We will be using the book ‘Coming to England’ by Floella Benjamin as a stimulus to study London. The children will learn about some of the famous London landmarks and we will be looking at similarities and differences between London and where we live. We will also be learning about the Great Plague of London, making links with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Water Bottles - You should have a named water bottle in class so you can drink during class time. Please only fill your bottle with water rather than juice etc.

PE - This term will be on a Monday and we shall be having a coach from Shrewsbury Town. Please come to school in your PE kit. If the weather turns colder then track suit bottoms and a school sweat shirt can be worn.

Homework – Homework will be put on the website on a Friday to be completed at home. It will generally consist of reading, spelling and a maths task.

Homework

Homework will now be set using Seesaw - Please see the recent email for information and guidance.

.PLEASE NOTE THAT FROM NEXT WEEK, ALL HOMEWORK WILL BE ON SEESAW

6.11.20                                          

Year 2 Spellings: cold, gold, hold, told, fold

Year 3 Spellings: Prefixes 'mis' and 're': mistake, mishear, misread, rebuild, redo, rewrite

 

English/ Topic

We are now halfway through our London topic and I would like you to reflect on what your learning so far.

I would like you to do a brainstorm (spider diagram) for me,  to record all your learning this term!!

Oooh!! How much can you remember? I bet you can do more than you think - remember - our topic has been covered through Geography and English as well as through our class book 'Coming to England'.

Example of a brainstorm/spider diagram here

 

Maths

Year 2: Practise counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. Remember you are adding another group of 2 (or 5 or 10) each time. 

Write all the numbers out going forwards, then write them out going backwards. Practise counting until you can do it without looking at the numbers.

Number Bonds to 10 and 20: On Friday, you looked at number bonds to 10 and 20 with Mrs Foulger. This week, I would like you to make extra sure that you know them all! Start with your number bonds to 10. Write them all out on a piece of paper, then ask someone to test you. How quickly can you recall them?

When you are super secure and super quick, repeat the activity with bonds to 20.

Remember - Don't try to do them all at once!! Make sure you know all your number bonds to 10 before you move on. This is essential maths learning and will help you with ALL areas of maths.

Extra Activities here:                    Number Bonds to 10                   Number Bonds to 20

Year 3: Practise counting in 10s and 100s. Choose different numbers to start from, for example: 26, 132, 57, and keep adding 10 (or 100) each time.

See how far you can go. 

Number Bonds to 10, 20 and 100: On Friday, you looked at number bonds to 10, 20 and 100 with Mrs Foulger. This week , I would like you to make extra sure that you know them all. Start with your bonds to 10. Write them out and then ask someone to test you. How quickly can you recall them?

When you are super secure and super quick, repeat the activity with bonds to 20.     Then do the same with number bonds to 100!

Remember - Don't try to do them all at once!! Make sure you know all your number bonds to 10 before you move on. This is essential maths learning and will help you with ALL areas of maths.

Extra Activities here:              Number Bonds to 10               Number Bonds to 20                    Number Bonds to 10, 20, 100           

 Number Bonds to 100 - Ultimate Challenge!

Times Tables

Continue to practise your times tables using TTR (or any other way you wish to!)

Music

Go to https://musiclab.chromeexperiments.com/Kandinsky/ and enjoy experimenting with making your own sounds.  Don't forget to log in with chrome.  Have fun! 

Reading

Read at least 5 times this week (see reading guidance in Useful Resources below).

Events

Monday 16th – Friday 20th November - Anti-Bullying Week

The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is: United Against Bullying.

Monday 16th November - Odd Socks Day

Odd Sock Day will mark the first day of Anti-Bullying Week.

News

Children in Need

Thank you for your support with our fundraising for Children in Need. We raised an amazing £90.00!

Harvest Gifts 

The Ark were overwhelmed and extremely grateful for all of the Harvest gifts we sent to them, thank you. We are hoping to do something similar for Christmas, called a 'Reverse Advent Calendar', details will follow.

Virtual Tour

Please check out the school’s virtual tour, which can be found on the front page of the school website.

BBC Symphony Orchestra Workshop

Last Tuesday, we enjoyed a fantastic Zoom workshop with Michael Atkinson - a cellist from the BBC Symphony Orchestra. He introduced us to the 'Mambo' from Leonard Bernstein's West Side Story. We practised several different rhythms using body percussion and then put them together to create our own 'Mambo'! It was a lot of fun. Pictures to follow soon!

Photos now in the gallery below.

Gallery

Zoom workshop with Michael Atkinson