Kingfisher Class morning drop-off will be from either entrance to the playground. They will then make their way into Kingfisher Classroom through our cloakroom door where Mrs Shelton and myself will greet them.
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 me by email: email@example.com with any information.
Pick up at the end of the school day will be from the playground. The children will wait on the blue lines by the PE shed with either myself or Mrs. Bates (Thursdays) until we see their adult , so you can catch us then for a quick word if you would like to.
Kingfisher Class Structure
At the top of this page 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. Mrs. Shelton is the Teaching Assistant in our class four mornings a week and we have Mr. Thompson as our Teaching Assistant on Tuesday mornings.
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 for mid-morning break. However, if you wish to send your child in with a snack from home that's fine. This needs to be fruit, vegetable, sandwich or a healthy cereal based bar type snack, please. The children should not be bringing chocolate, sweets, biscuits or crisps for snack time, in line with our Healthy School Status.
PE lessons for Kingfisher children this half term will be on a Monday afternoon (Cricket sessions to be taught by specialists) and Wednesday afternoon (Swimming) . Please can children come to school wearing their PE kit ( suitable for the weather and including a sunhat if necessary during the Summer term) 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 books home with your child each week. Books will 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. Reading logs will be sent home so that you can keep your own reading 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 they 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.