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Kingsdown & Ringwould

Church of England Primary School

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Glen Road, Kingsdown
Deal, Kent, CT14 8DD

Meerkats Year 2 


Dear Parents,

Welcome back after the Easter break.  I hope everyone is feeling refreshed and ready for another busy term at school.   Mrs Luckhurst got married in the half term break and is now Mrs Arthur!  We will be joined this term by Miss Aktar, a teacher training student, who is returning for her second placement with us.  The children will be taking their End of Key Stage Tests (SATs) between Monday 15th May and Thursday 18th May.  Please be assured that they will be undertaken in a stress free and relaxed environment with the children encouraged to just try their best.  We will be working hard in the mornings and having relaxed afternoons during this week.


This term the children of Class 2 will be studying the following topics across the areas of the curriculum.

  • English: Various story books, performance poetry, newspaper writing, persuasive writing and adventure stories.
  • Maths: Problem solving, addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, shapes, money, statistics and measure.
  • Science:  The children will be looking at how humans, animals and plants grow.
  • Computing:  The children will develop skills in creating a presentation, emailing and presenting data.
  • History:  The children will be studying the events of the Great Plague, with a particular focus on the village of Eyam in Derbyshire.
  • Geography: The children will be investigating going to the seaside, starting from a study of the local area and the facilities it provides and moving to a global understanding of holiday destinations.
  • RE: Children will undertake a study of the parables of Jesus and belonging.
  • D.T.: We will be looking at joining materials.
  • Art: Children will experiment creating different types of sculpture.
  • Music:  The class will explore timbre, tempo and dynamics.
  • PE: The children will be taking part in athletics, rounders and swimming activities.  Swimming starts this Friday.  Please can you ensure that your child is confident changing into and out of their swimming costume (especially girls!)?  It may be wise for children to wear their costume to school underneath their school uniform.  We leave almost immediately so it is important that children are not late to school on Fridays, unfortunately we would have to leave without them.


We are looking forward to another action packed term of learning!


Kind regards

Mr Parr, Mrs Arthur, Mrs Earl and Miss Aktar


P.S.  We will be studying Matilda this term and will be reading parts of the book.  I would also like to show the class parts (or all) of the film.  However, it is rated as a PG.  Could you please let me know if you would not like me to use this film?  Thanks!

P.P.S We are looking for a couple of parents to go on a short notice reserve list for our trip to London to see Matilda. If you feel that you would like to join us and will be able to attend on the day with very little notice, please see myself or Mrs Mackellar.