"Hello and Welcome!" to all of the children and parents in Kingfisher Class this year! We are so excited to see all of you who are returning to us again, and looking forward to getting to know our new children and families.
No doubt a lot of you are feeling a mixture of nervousness and excitement about the new school year, some of you with a new teacher and in a different classroom. I am sure that you will all settle back in quickly and we will make sure that you know exactly what to do and we will all be working hard to keep you safe. We have a great half term of fun and learning ahead.
Kingfisher Class morning drop-off will be at the School Lane entrance (nearest to the Church) between 8.45 and 8.55 am. Parents should not enter the site, without a prior appointment or emergency, but wait in a socially distanced manner with their children outside the gates.
A member of staff will be by the gates every morning ready to welcome the children, so if you have any quick questions, concerns or other communications for the Kingfisher team you can pass us a message this way. Alternatively, you can contact Ms Lloyd by email: email@example.com with any information.
Pick up at the end of the school day will also be from School Lane, between 3.15 and 3.25 pm.
Kingfisher Class Structure
Below you will find a general weekly timetable and a curriculum overview which shows the areas of learning that will be covered this half term. We will upload the ‘Parent Essentials Evening’ Presentation during the first full week of school. Ms Lloyd will be teaching every day apart from Tuesday mornings when it will be Mrs Papworth.
Please ensure your child has a named drink bottle in school every day. It should be kept in the allocated trays in the classroom and should be separate from drinks kept with their packed lunch box. These will be sent home at the end of each day for washing.
KS1 children will receive a school snack. However, if you wish to send your child in with a snack from home that's fine. This needs to be fruit or vegetable only, please.
PE lessons for Kingfisher children will be on a Wednesday afternoon and a Friday morning. Please can children come to school wearing their PE kit (including long PE trousers and a fleece type top for colder weather) on a PE day; the lessons will start in the second full week of term.
We will let you know when we plan any outdoor learning in the forest area the week before, so that you can send your children in suitably dressed. This can be school uniform but you may wish to send in wellington boots and waterproofs that day too.
In Kingfisher Class, we promote a love of reading and books. Please share a book together every day if you can (children will be bringing home books from school during the second full week back, after an initial reading assessment). We will send two books home with your child each week along with some suggested reading activities. Books should then be kept at home for the week and just sent in to be changed on your child's guided reading day, which we will also inform you of. Books will then be quarantined before being reissued. Reading logs will be sent home so that you can keep a record, but for now should not be sent in to school as per our risk assessment.
This term's home learning project will be available in the Home Learning section of the website, and paper copies will be sent home too.
Spellings for each week will be found in the Home Learning Section, as usual, after the first couple of weeks. Paper copies will be sent home each week as normal.