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 5, our theme will be ‘Animals and Insects’. We will use our theme to explore different concepts in Maths, English, Science, PSHE and Art and Design.

In English we will be reading ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’. We will be making predictions and learning new vocabulary. We will practice performing bear hunt and then perform it as a class, retelling it in our own way. In addition to this we will be explore rhyming words. We will read ‘I am Hungry’ and we will learn how to identify and match rhyming words together using fun games and activities. 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 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.

We will explore mathematical concepts including more and less, counting, addition and subtraction within our theme and we will use animals to help engage us in different activities including money.

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.

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We will be investigating habitats in Science. We will learn lots of animal facts and will sort different types of animals into groups. We will match animals to their habitats and will make some habitats ourselves.

PSHE this term will focus on sharing and turn taking. We will practice taking turns in circle time and then in small groups with turn taking games and activities. This will also enable us to build our communication skills and work on our targets.

In Art and Design we will focus printing. We will use our animal theme to create a piece of artwork overtime. We will make a sea collage using printing over a number of weeks, gradually making our art work more complex.

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).