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School Lane, Staverton, Trowbridge, Wiltshire,

BA14 6NZ


               Welcome to Kingfishers Class

              Year 2


End of Year Expectations

Term 6 

 Rio 2016

With the Olympics starting on 5th August, Kingfishers will be finding out about the history of the games and why these events are important to lots of people around the world. 

Martial Arts

Kingfishers had a special visitor in school today, Nick from Martial Arts Leisure. We know that one of the events in the Olympic games involves martial arts. Nick talked to us about the events and demonstrated lots of things. Kingfishers had a fantastic time. Have a look at the photos. 

The Big Reveal

Before Tim Peake went to space, he flipped a coin to decide which pack would contain the space seeds. We predicted correctly! Well done Kingfishers.


Red or Blue

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Term 5

Explorers and Adventurers


Do you love discovering new places? Yes? Well you might just be an explorer. Explorers are people who travel to new places in the world and discover new things that they did not know existed. So much of what we know today about our world is because we have been explorers in the past. Being an explorer is exciting but scary at the same time. Could you be an explorer? Let’s find out. This term Kingfishers will be finding out about the lives of three famous explorers: Neil Armstrong, Christopher Columbus and Robert Falcon Scott. It is sure to be an adventure!


Our Rocket Seed experiment has finished. We are still not sure which packet have been in Space. Tim Peake will reveal which coloured packet contained the space seeds in a very special video he recorded for us before he went into space. 



We are preparing to become space biologists and embark on a voyage of discovery by growing seeds that have been into space!


Rocket Science update


Last Wednesday, we planted all 200 rocket seeds. We still do not know which packet of seeds have been in Space. We think that the blue packet of seeds has been in space with Tim Peake.

When we came into school on Monday we could see rocket appearing! The seeds are growing! We have started to collect the data and towards the end of the week we need to complete some tricky maths! 



Your mission

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Little Red Riding Hood


Can you re -tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood? Under the Talk 4 Writing Stories page you will find a copy the text map.




We have been writing descriptions about the wolf. Have a look at our writing

Did you know that the wolf is a vegetarian and he loves eating apples! He didn’t mean to eat Little Red Riding Hood and her Granny. Have a look at out letters from the Wolf


Staverton 99: Our final list

As part of World Book Day 2016, the children have compiled the following list of their favourite books. This is a wide and varied list. Our aim is to purchase all these books and place them in our growing library.  

Term 4 

I'm Alive!

How do we know that you are alive but a fire is dead? A fire can move and grow. We can even ‘feed’ a fire with fuel to make it spread! There are many ways of finding out what is alive and what is dead, as you will discover! We will be learning to tell the difference between things that are living, dead and things that have never been alive, and apply this in a range of contexts. We will be making observations of a local habitat and the creatures that live there, investigating conditions in local microhabitats and how they affect the minibeasts found within them.  We are looking forward to seeing all the fantastic projects at the Staverton Science Fair, which kick starts Staverton Science Week. 

Key dates

Trip to Longleat 11th March

Staverton Science Week 14th - 18th March

Kingfishers Cake Sale 18th March (After school)



Visiting the Old Vicarage

Reading Challenge

The Reading Challenge continues!  We now have several children on their SUPER GOLD bookmark! Please make sure you are signing off every time your child reads on their bookmark. Remember, you can only get one box filled in each day, so it is important to read often! More reads means more certificates and a £5 Amazon voucher if you complete 'Special Reading Power'.

Tasting papaya

How many seeds do you think there are in 2 papaya's? 

The answer is 525!






Term 3  

Around the World in 30 Days


Phileas Fogg travelled the world in 80 days.

Kingfishers will be travelling the world in 30 days!



Kingfishers will find out about the seven continents of the world are and how their proximity to the equator or the poles affects their climate.  We will locate and name the 5 main oceans. We will use maps, atlases and globes and we will identify key features of the human and physical environment. We will stop off at different continents and explore our beautiful and wonderful world.  Our itinerary may vary slightly from Phileas Fogg’s though.  


We love the Noun song!

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T4W Poetry


We know this poem off by heart!

Ten Things Found in a Wizard’s Pocket

A dark night.
Some words that nobody could ever spell.
A glass of water full to the top.
A large elephant.
A vest made from spider’s webs.
A handkerchief the size of a car park.
A bill from the wand shop.
A bucket full of stars and planets, to mix with the dark night.
A bag of magic mints you can suck for ever.
A snoring rabbit.
by Ian McMillan 


continents song.wmv

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We  have  been  talking  about  the  internet  and  we  heard   the  story  of  Smartie  the  Penguin,  who  was  given  a  new  laptop   for  his  birthday, we learnt  how  to  be  safe  online.  We  also  sung   a  song  about  internet  safety.   


Naming 7 Continents and 5 main Oceans

We have been using atlases to locate and name the 7 continents and 5 main oceans. Click the links below to play a game. 


Term 2  

The Magic Toymaker


 This term, Kingfishers will become toy experts! We will be introduced to the ‘magic toymaker’s workshop’ where we will use different materials to create a toy. In History, we will be finding out about toys and games from the past, how to decide if a toy is new or old and how we can learn about the past in different ways. In Science we will be finding out how to sort toys based on what they are made out of, which materials can be bent, twisted or stretched and what materials are best for making toys. 



Thursday 19th November: Fire Safety talk

Finally we caught him on CCTV

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Father Christmas came back to Kingfishers Class to collect his missing items and his three naughty, dancing reindeer!

Caught on Camera

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Watch out

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Searching for clues

Dancing Reindeer

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Look out

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Caught on Camera!

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Visitors in the Classroom!

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Spotted in Staverton!

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Frankincense, Myrrh and Melchior's diary entry!

Can you retell Melchior's diary entry?

David Hockney


We have been looking at the work of Artist David Hockney. We loved the colours he uses in his paintings and iphone drawings. We used the ipads to create our own version of the picture on the left. We found it quite tricky to start with but we didn't give up. 


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David Hockney ipad drawings

Year 2 Fire Safety Visit 

Jan from Trowbridge Fire Station and Blaze Bear came into school and told us the story of Frances the Firefly.  We found out some tops tips to help keep us safe in the event of a fire.

  • Check your smoke alarms every week
  • Smoke rises, stay low to the ground

  • Feel the door with the back of your hand. 

  • If your clothes catch fire: STOP, DROP, ROLL until the flames are out


Jan taught us a rhyme

Matches and lighters – do not touch! They can harm you very much!

Jan said we could look after Blaze Bear. 



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Parachute games in PE

            Term 1   

     Time Detectives


This term, Kingfisher Class will become time detectives! The ‘time detectives’ will  use a range of evidence from the past to find out how people lived, what they did and what happened to them.  




Thank you for coming to our Learning Showcase.

We used the iPads to research Queen Victoria

Eye Health Week

Playing Match

Problem Solving


Week 1 - Ring a Ring of Numbers

Choose four of the numbers from this list: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 to put in the squares below so that the difference between joined squares is odd. Only one number is allowed in each square. You must use four different numbers.


Week 2 - 4Dom

Use these four dominoes to make a square that has the same number of dots on each side.



Week 3 - Spending Money

Fred goes to the shop with some coins in his pocket. He has two 1p coins, two 2p coins and two 5p coins. 

He spends two of them? How much might he spend? What if he spent three coins? What if he started by different coins in his pocket?


Week 4 - Wallpaper

Arrange these pieces of wallpaper in order of size. Put the smallest first. 




This is what we found out during our Problem Solving session.