South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

Where Everyone is Special

South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School


Welcome one and all to Kingfisher Class


A big welcome back to school after the Summer...wasn't it great weather for a change! We are a mixed age class of year 1 and 2 children. Mr Halford is our class teacher and Mrs Walker is our Teaching Assistant. Mrs Bisgrove also works with us and Mr Timson takes us for PE.

This term the Year 2 children will be attending Frogmary Green Farm's 'The Shed' for outdoor learning on Fridays up until half term. Year 1 children have their turn after half term up until Christmas.


This term...

Daily Reading

This term, we are really encouraging the children to become independent and confident readers. We ask that children read at home every day and that you sign and date the Reading Diary. Books can be changed every school day. We need to have book packets in school every day as the children will regularly be bringing home letters etc.


Home learning

is given every Wednesday and will include both a piece of Maths and some phonics work in a small booklet. We ask that home learning is completed and returned to school each Monday so that Mr Halford can mark it. Home learning helps your child to practise an area of learning in their own time.

We really appreciate your support with both Daily Reading and Home Learning. Mathletics is also a great way of practising maths...and it's fun too!


Year 2 English and Maths

This term, we will be supporting our Kingfisher Year 2’s with targeted spelling, handwriting and maths facts lessons, as they develop increasing accuracy and skill in their work. Weekly Home Learning activities will focus on spellings of tricky words, maths facts and problem solving.


Year 1 and 2 Phonics – Read Write Inc:

'The more I read, the better I get at reading. The better I get, the more I enjoy reading’.

As part of our School Development Plan to raise standards in English in every class, all the children will continue to have three Read Write Inc lessons weekly. Read Write Inc is a systematic approach to teaching phonics, reading and writing. More than just phonics, Read Write Inc is an integrated approach to comprehension, writing, grammar, spelling, vocabulary and handwriting. 



Our topics this term will be:

Ourselves...all about me

Guy Fawkes and the Gunpowder Plot

100 years since Armistice Day



If you have any ideas for this page please let Mr Halford know!
Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites.

Don't forget to use Mathletics so that you can earn certificates in our Monday Celebration assemblies (see the link to their website below!).





Parent Presentation Curriculum Meeting Kingfisher Class Autumn 2018

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