South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

Kingfisher Class

Welcome to Kingfisher Class 2023/24.  We are a mixed class of Year 1's & Year 2's.  Our teacher's are; Mrs Hudson, Mrs Witcombe & Mrs Walker. 


Our classroom is always busy and we love to try new things.  We strive for progress not perfection. 



Please ensure that you are hearing your child read for 10 minutes every day.  Additionally, please enjoy reading to your child, exposing them to a higher level of vocabulary. Reading regulary is crucial to your child's progress and outcomes. 




Weekly spellings will be released every Monday and can be accessed via Tapestry.  




To support maths flueny there are some great websites available, e.g. Top Marks (see link below)

Year 2 - Please use the Stick & Split programme to support multiplication and divison fluency. 


At South Petherton C of E Infants School we are passionate about the teaching of reading and writing.  Therefore, we use a programme called, 'The Write Stuff' by Jane Considine.  It is based on two guiding principles; teaching sequences that slide between experience days and sentence stacking lessons.


The sentence stacking lessons are delivered in bite-size chunks with modelling at the heart of them, exemplifying particular features, for example, expanded noun phrases, subordination and recognising/using grammatical patterns in a sentence to indicate a function such as a statement, question, exclamation or command, in line with the requirements of the KS1 National Curriculum. 




Helping Children Learn to Multiply and Divide Fluently


Stick and Split is a deceptively simple game that children will play for hours. While they are playing, they learn multiplication and division facts (what many people call the times tables) perhaps without even realising it!


Other games assume maths is boring, so the game revolves around another idea. Children are motivated by winning something which they get by answering lots of questions. The maths questions are just obstacles in the way of them doing something in the game and sooner or later the questions become tedious. But with Stick and Split the maths is intrinsic to the game, and children don't get bored playing, and while they play, they learn.


Children as young as 4 or 5 years old can learn from playing Stick and Split, but ideally, they'll be between 6 and 10 years old. It also great for any other age of human who hasn't yet learned all their tables and even those who have!


Stick and Split will help a child learn both multiplication and division facts for all tables up to 12 x 12. Division is just as integral to the game as multiplication.


In the game children must convert numbers into other numbers. They do this by either sticking numbers of the same size together (multiplying) or by splitting numbers into a certain number of parts (dividing).


School access:


Number formation


Please take a look at the document below.  It will help you support your child/children with number formation.  The following link will also aid: 

Number Formation

Mathematical vocabulary


Please take a look at the documents below.  They contain the vocabulary your child/children will be learning in maths lessons to explain their mathematical thinking.   If you would like support using the vocabulary, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Mathematics vocabulary list for Year 1

Mathematics vocabulary list for Year 2

Knowledge Organisers


Please take a look at the documents below.  They will help you support your childs learning at home.


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