Kingfishers

Hello and welcome to Kingfishers’ Class page, we are a mixed class of years 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Our Class teacher is Tracey

The other adults to help us in our class are;
Danielle - Teaching assistant
Charlotte – Teaching assistant
Jamie – Teaching assistant

In Kingfishers class we earn tokens for good listening and being kind to our friends. Kingfishers are an enthusiastic, curious class who love learning new things in practical ways. Learning is supported with role play, small world play and visual supports. In term 6, our theme will be ‘Water and Plants’. We will use our theme to explore different concepts in Maths, English, Science, PSHE and Art and Design.

In English we will be reading ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’. We will be making predictions and learning new vocabulary. We will practice performing a rhyming version of the story and our own play.
We will answer basic questions about the story and join in with group discussions. We will also continue to develop our writing skills by practicing using the correct letter formation and pencil grip. We will continue to work on our fine motor skills by taking part in a variety of fine motor activities including, threading and dough disco. We will continue our communication groups which were extremely successfully last term. This allows us to work on our communication in a way which is meaningful and individual to us.

We continue to focus on phonics and reading, which will be through multisensory learning. The children will work on their own individual phonics packs, as well as whole class teaching. We will be promoting reading right across the curriculum, which will include symbols, pictures and words. We will share stories regularly.

In Maths, we will explore money, capacity and size. We will have our own Garden Centre shop where we will practice exchanging money and counting change. We will explore capacity while also practicing our life skills. We will practice filling and emptying containers and measuring and pouring to make different drinks. We will also investigate the size of plants and objects, measuring them with cubes and rulers and sorting and ordering them by height.

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We will be experimenting with plants in Science. We will be planting seeds and beans and discovering what they need to grow. We will learn how to take care of plants and wildlife. We will experiment to see what happens when plants do not get everything they need to thrive. We will read ‘the Tiny seed’ to help us with our understanding and we will have symbols to help us learn new vocabulary about plants.

PSHE this term will focus on healthy living. We will be discussing healthy and unhealthy foods and we will follow recipes and instructions to make different dishes that are healthy and unhealthy. We will explore what our body needs to stay healthy and how being healthy can make us feel.

In Art and Design we will focus 3D art and printing. We will use our plant theme to create different pieces of artwork. We will be making clay plant pots and clay flowers and we will be printing with different vegetables and other materials to create flower and tree pictures. We will look at different artists’ work and discuss what we think about it.

We will provide a nurturing and social environment where we will encourage positive social interactions through adults modelling, feelings visuals and opportunities to talk together. We will share breakfast, snack
and lunch time together socially and children will be encouraged to take part in all aspects to develop their independence and responsibility as well as their communication. Children will have special jobs throughout the day to encourage them to help and be independent.

Play is particularly important to us, as it builds the foundation skills of learning and social development. There will be opportunities to develop their imaginative skills, as a structured play session and also in free time, supported and modelled by an adult.

Things to remember:

  • Diaries will be sent home daily, EHCP targets will be filled in fortnightly.
  • PE is on Tuesday with Ian, please bring in PE clothes. Note PE is last thing on a Tuesday so children will return in PE kits so they can be ready in time for pick up.
  • Please label all items of clothing, bags, lunch boxes and drink bottles.
  • If your child has a pair of wellington boots to bring in for days when it is wet or muddy on the playground please send them in.
  • Please send in a sun hat.
  • Please don’t bring any toys into school.
  • Please put a spare pair of clothes in your child’s bag in case they have an accident or get wet with water play (aprons will be worn but some children are still very enthusiastic with water play).