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Year 1/2 - Kingfishers

Welcome to Year 1/2 - Kingfishers!


Hello! Welcome to the Kingfishers. We are a class of Year 1 and 2 children who work hard, enjoy learning and have lots of fun.

What do we do in Kingfishers?

Every day we have a maths lesson, a literacy lesson, a structured phonics lesson and guided reading sessions - and all that takes place just in the morning. We make these lessons as active, fun and practical as possible and, wherever possible, link them to our topic work so they are meaningful and relevant to the children.

In the afternoons, we do our topic work and Science.

If we work hard and do our best all week we earn 'Golden Time' on Friday afternoons; this is when we get to choose what we want to do (within reason!) and can spend time playing games with each other.

Our new  Science  topic is Materials.  We will be investigating the properties of different materials and learning about the suitability of different materials for different purposes.  We are continuing our Creative Curriculum topic of Passport to the World.  In this topic we have been finding out about places in Great Britain and other countries around the world.  Brazil is going to be featuring heavily in our topic work, for obvious reasons!


We go on visits to help us with our Topics.  As part of our current topic we visited Manchester Transport Museum to find out about vehicles from the past.  The children absolutely loved finding out about old buses and fire engines and enjoyed eating their lunch on an open-top double-decker bus. 

We use laptops so that we develop our ICT skills and use technology to help us with all our learning. We enjoy using our skills on the interactive whiteboard and classroom computers every day.

We like to share our reading books at home so that we can get better with our reading skills. We get a new book every Tuesday and Friday and we’re pleased when someone at home signs our reading record or puts a smiley face to show that we’ve tried hard.  Each Friday we choose a book, to take home, from our school Library.

We also take our homework book home every Friday so that we can practise something that we have learned during the week. We try hard to remember to bring it back on Monday of the following week.

We have PE  on Friday when we wear  a PE kit of black shorts and pumps and a white T shirt.

In the Kingfishers we work hard and play hard!


Miss Minoprio - Class Teacher

Miss Ougrader - Teaching Assistant

Check out the fantastic song from our class assembly on 'Happiness'!

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