South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School

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South Petherton Church of England Infants and Pre-School


Welcome back to Kingfisher Class 2020!


The new decade has begun and we are raring to learn all sorts of new things in Kingfisher Class!

I hope all the children and parents had a great Christmas break and avoided the many viruses that seemed to be around at the end of last term.

This term is called the spring term, despite the fact that most of it is in the winter time! As this is the case, please can all children come to school in warm, waterproof coats along with warm hats, gloves and scarves if possible. The playground can get very chilly!

The termly newsletter is posted below to let you know what we will be learning this term.


For an overview of the year, please see the link below.


Spring Term Home Learning Update January 2020

The children will continue to bring home weekly spellings in the 'Common Exception Word Booklet' each Wednesday for a spelling test the following Monday. I would like the children to access 'Mathletics' each week to support their maths in school. Each child will soon be bringing a 'Maths Mat' home for maths home learning, again sent home on Wednesday to be handed in the following Monday. These cover a range of maths topics.


Frogmary Green Farm

Kingfisher class children have five Fridays this term at Frogmary Green Farm. Our last day will be the 7th February. We will be covering much of the Science, Geography and D.T. curriculum during these weeks and we are really looking forward to being based in 'The Shed'. As our time there will be during the colder and wetter part of the year, please ensure that your child has full waterproof clothing and welly boots each Friday. Many thanks.


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 a piece of spelling, punctuation and grammar work. 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! From time to time, Mathletics may be used for home learning.


Year 2 English and Maths

This term, we will support 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 punctuation, spelling and grammar, a range of maths questions 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:

'Long Ago'...looking at family and local history



Class worship:

We encourage all children to lead a class worship at least once each year. This can be on a topic of their choice and is usually a joint presentation with a friend. Please encourage this if your child has not already volunteered to lead a class worship. Children need only talk to the class for a few minutes and this is prepared in school with Mrs Bisgrove. We then have questions and a discussion, usually based on our Christian value ('Friendship' this half term and 'Thankfulness' in the second half of term).

Class worship is a good opportunity for children to conquer their concerns about talking in front of their peers.

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!). Each child in the class has their log-on details stapled into the back of their Reading Record book.





Parent Presentation Curriculum Meeting Kingfisher Class Autumn 2019

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