School Logo

Welcome to Kirkland and Catterall St Helen's Church of England Voluntary Aided Primary School

“A Christian Family who equip one another to soar”

Google Translate

Kingfishers - Y2 & Y3

Welcome to Kingfishers (Year 2 & Year 3)

 

 In Kingfishers we love learning new things, discovering creative ways to learn and working together to solve problems. 

 

Please use our page to find out all about what we have been up to!

Our class teacher is Mrs Prest

Our teaching assistants are Mrs Jones or Mrs Wood

Extra Maths and Home Learning

Curriculum News

Meet The Teacher Information

Still image for this video

 This week in Kingfishers we are getting ready for Christmas! After our INCREDIBLE nativity performance, we have all hand-sewn a fantastic Christmas stocking ready for us to fill with lots of treats for the people or pets that we love. Alongside these, we have also made some amazing Christmas cards and beautiful baubles. It's a very, very merry time to be in Kingfishers this week! Happy Christmas from us all x

 In Science, we have been learning about living things and their habitats. After spending lots of time thinking and researching, we created our own miniature habitats that would be perfect for the animals that usually live there. Can you think of some animals that might want to live in the habitats we have made?

How to Trap A Dragon

On Monday in Kingfishers, Miss Taylor thought she had brought in something special to show us all - little did we know - it was a dragon egg! Whilst we were in assembly, the egg had hatched and we had oozy, green slime all over the side of the classroom! Luckily, we have learnt all about trapping dragons and we are now experts!

 

 

Are you kept awake at night by the sound of dragons crunching bones? If so, do not despair. Help is at hand. Dragons must be defeated. Read these instructions and soon, you too, will be rid of this terrible pest.

 

Miss Taylor was extremely impressed at how we used our memory of the first part of the instructions to create some instruction maps! 

What You Do:

Still image for this video
If you need help trapping a dragon, Kingfishers class will certainly be able to help you out!

To celebrate Harvest Festival we prepared and baked our own apple crumble. We spoke lots about the reason that it's important to celebrate Harvest and how lucky we are to have so much fresh produce all around us. We really enjoyed preparing the apples and crumble and we definitely enjoyed tasting it!

Write Like An Egyptian

In Kingfishers this half-term we are learning all about Ancient Egypt. We practiced writing our names using hieroglyphics and even used the same paper that they used back then! The special paper called papyrus felt so different to our usual paper and we loved finding out about how it was made and how the Egyptians used it for all of their writing! Did you know that in Ancient Egypt they wrote vertically instead of horizontally? 

 In Kingfishers we are becoming experts on Ancient Egypt. The process of mummification is gruesome (and fantastic) and we loved learning all about it.  We roleplayed the stages of mummification as a class and then Mrs Prest sent our teams off to remember the steps and create the best looking mummy. Did you know that the Anicent Egyptians used canopic jars told hold the different organs in the body but they left the heart in to help the Pharoah's in their afterlife? 

Canopic (Embalming) Jars

Following on from our History topic of Ancient Egyptian mummification, we have designed, sculpted and painted some canopic jars of our own. 

Top