Houghton Primary School

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Kingfishers (Y2)


Kingfishers Class are our Year 2 group. They are taught by Mrs Grant. They are assisted by Mrs Stovold, Mrs Richards, Miss Marshall and Mrs Williams.

Autumn Term 2018

Please click here for Kingfishers Autumn 2018 Newsletter/Curriculum

Wednesday 5th December

We had a great time yesterday when Mr White (from the Raptor Foundation) visited the classroom with four owls....there was great excitement in Kingfishers all morning! After learning about owls earlier on in the term it was wonderful to see the children looking carefully at each owl to try and work out whether it was a day or night flyer. They had so many brilliant questions and I was increidbly proud of their knowledge and enthusiam.  I think a few members of staff also took quite a shine to Topaz the tawny owl!






Wednesday 31st October

We had lots of fun doing outdoor PE yesterday and are delighted that Mrs David (from the Hunts School Sports Partnership) will be with us for outdoor PE this half term - our focus will be Outdoor and Adventurous Activities. We will continue to have PE sessions outside throughout the Winter so it is essential that your child comes with the correct kit: warm joggers, sweatshirt, trainers and socks in addition to their indoor PE kit of shorts and t-shirt. PE kits need to be in school from a Monday morning until Friday afternoon - thank you for your co-operation!





I am delighted to let you know that Kingfishers class assembly will take place on Friday 9th November at 9.00am; you are all warmly invited to come along and see what we've been up to this term!

Wednesday 3rd October

We had a great time on our Fineshade Woods trip last Friday, it was lovely to explore a different and much bigger woodland than our school one; we even found some different types of tree. We loved the den building, animal masks, treasure hunts, poems...and of course, the compost toilet!











***Autumn Term PE***

At the moment our PE days are Monday and Wednesday; however this often changes so PE kits need to be in school from a Monday morning and should be taken home on a Friday evening. PE kit must consist of: t-shirt and shorts (indoor PE); tracksuit bottoms, sweatshirt, trainers (NOT plimsolls) and socks (outdoor PE). We will be taking part in  whole school sports morning from this term and will also benefit from different coaches taking us for some units of work.

Monday 10th September

We had a lovely morning aboard the Ladybird Boat - what a great way to start our week at school! Despite the children's best efforts at being very quiet we only had one fleeting glimpse of a kingfisher as it whizzed by; however we did feel quite honoured to be in the actual presence of a real, live kingfisher on our part of the river.  We saw plenty of other river life and enjoyed being on the river, rather than watching it from a bridge or the meadow.  I was very impressed by the children's behaviour as we walked to and from the boat, as well as their excellent attitude whilst we were on our journey. Many thanks as ever to the crew of the Ladybird who made us feel welcome and safe aboard their lovely boat.







5th September 2018

What a super start to the year we've had in Kingfishers - it's been delightful to see all the children coming into school so happily and independently! We've had a busy couple of days and are looking forward to our trip along the river on the Ladybird Boat, which is taking place this coming Monday.  We will be taking a short journey on the boat from Houghton Lock with the aim of spotting a kingfisher or two.  It will be taking place in the morning and children will be back at school in plenty of time for lunch - there is no need to prepare your child differently in any way; just make sure that your child is wearing their school jumper/cardigan and that they have a waterproof coat in case of rain.




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