Kingfishers

Hello and welcome to Kingfishers’ Class page.

We are a mixed class of years 1, 2 and 3.

Our Class teacher is Tracey

The other adults to help us in our class are;
Hannah - 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 2, our theme will be ‘festivals and celebrations’. We will learn about bonfire night, Remembrance Day and Christmas.

We will explore mathematical concepts including counting, addition and subtraction within our theme and will use sensory materials to help engage us in different activities. We will read ‘Stickman’ to learn about Christmas and different seasons. We will focus on our recall and what has happened in the story. As part of our theme we will also read ‘The Gingerbread Man’.  We will continue to practice mark making, drawing as well as making and writing sentences.

We will have a high 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. A story book will be shared with the class each day.

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We will be covering exploratory science, through applying experience, participating in activities to develop knowledge and observational skills using scientific equipment. We will make scientific enquiries about how
transport moves and how things float. We will use attention autism alongside our science sessions to develop pupils’ attention skills.

ICT will be embedded across the curriculum, with an emphasis on online safety.

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. Our communication groups will
start this term and will give ample opportunity to develop children’s communication skills. 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.

PSHE is embedded across the day, as well as a separate lesson and this term we will be exploring emotions. We will be reading ‘The colour Monster’ so we can begin to understand more about our emotions and how to
regulate them. In the classroom we have feelings charts, which the children can use when required and calming soothing activities that can be accessed when children need support to regulate their emotions. Adults will model how to use these in PSHE and throughout the school day.

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 weekly.
  • 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 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).