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
Pauline – Teaching assistant
Jaime – Teaching assistant

In Kingfishers, class 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 1, our themes will ‘me and my family’ and ‘transport’ where we will be focusing on ourselves and our family and then different modes of transport and space.

We will be learning about our bodies and we will use measurement in maths to help us explore this. We will read ‘owl babies’ to learn about our families. The children will develop their shape knowledge when exploring our transport theme and we will read ‘Aliens love underpants’ and ‘Whatever Next’ to explore our space theme.

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.

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. We will share breakfast and snack 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 discussing key life skills such as washing our hands and brushing our teeth. 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.

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 lesson 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. Starting week 2.
  • PE is on Tuesday with Ian, please bring in PE clothes.
  • 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).
  • Sun cream (named please) if the weather changes and a hat.