Dear Kingfisher Class Families
Happy New Year to you all. We are all very sad not to be welcoming your children back into our classrooms this morning.
In light of last night's announcement that schools are to close for this half term, I am currently updating this webpage with changes to our planned learning.
This half term's exciting topics ( I had previously uploaded details of this but have now removed it) will be postponed until next half term, and I will be updating the home learning section with lessons and topics more appropriate for learning at home.
For the next three days I would like children to use the Covid Learning Day 1, 2 and 3. You will find this in the Home Learning section of the class page. I will then post a timetable and resources for next week's learning by this Friday.
Please feel free to keep in touch by emailing me. If you are in Year 1 you may upload learning to Tapestry. If you are in Year 2 please email me directly with any work you would like to share.
I will be in touch with further information soon.
Kingfisher Class morning drop-off will be at the School Lane entrance (nearest to the Church) between 8.45 and 8.55 am. Parents may enter the site and wait in a socially distanced manner to collect their children.
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 inside the gates or just outside the gates on School Lane, between 3.15 and 3.25 pm. Ms. Lloyd or Mrs. Bates will be seeing the children out, so you can catch us then for a quick word if you would like to.
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. Ms. Lloyd will be teaching every day apart from Thursday afternoons when it will be Mrs. Bates teaching RE and Computing.
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 this half term will be on a Wednesday afternoon (Tennis) and a Friday afternoon (Dance). 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. We will continue to go outside so long as it is not very rainy so please come prepared. We will also run the Daily Mile each afternoon either around the field or playground, depending on the weather.
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 want to promote a love of reading and books. The children are making good progress, and we are grateful for your support at home with this. We will send two books home with your child each week. Books should then be kept at home for the week and sent in to be changed on your child's guided reading day, which is written in the reading log. If you would like to change the books on a different day or more often, please remind your child to place them in the Book Change Box in the classroom and we will ensure that this happens. 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.
It is very helpful for your child to read the same books several times, sometimes hearing you read and mostly reading them to you. The first couple of times they may segment the words into sounds and then blend. This is great and then the next couple of times thy may be able to read the books more fluently, without breaking the words down so much. Please also ask your child about the books and what they think might happen, why a character might behave in a certain way, why the writer might have chosen to use a certain word etc. Play spot the letter or find the sound. How could you change the ending? Which bit did you like best? I will post some more prompts to help you on the Learning Resources section.
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.
Homework: Spellings Spellings for each week will be found in the Home Learning Section.