Welcome to our class information page from all of the Kingfisher team. We are happy to be starting a new term together and are looking forward to lots of exciting learning.
Our main topic this half term is The First Flight. We are linking lots of our learning to this fantastic historical event. You will find a summary of our curriculum and a typical weekly timetable below. Our first Home Learning Project is also history based - these will be presented in the final week of the half term. You will find details in a document in the home learning area of our class page and we will also send home a paper copy.
Every morning teachers and teaching assistants will be outside in the playground ready to welcome the children. If you have any quick questions, concerns or messages for us, this is an ideal time to pass them on.
If you need a longer conversation, we will happily arrange a mutually convenient slot before or after school.
You can also contact us by email.
Please contact us directly via the office if there is an urgent issue as emails to the teachers are unlikely to receive an immediate response.
Kingfisher Class Structure
Below you will find a typical weekly timetable for the Autumn Term. Mrs.Daniels will teach Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Mrs.Robinson will teach the class on Thursdays. We are also fortunate to have Ms.Ballance, Mr.Thompson and Mrs.Nicklin working to support us in the classroom.
Reading well is an essential skill for life. As a child grows up, being able to read well not only enables them to discover new facts and to learn at school, but also opens them up to a world of new ideas, stories and opportunities. Reading for pleasure and sharing books with your child at home is essential. Please read together as often as you can, preferably every day. Just before bed is an ideal time to share a book one to one, and ask questions to see what your child has understood. Books at an appropriate level will be given to your child to bring home and read aloud with you. These will be changed on the day that your child has their guided reading session - we will write this in their reading log. Children are also able to select a book of their own choice from our library to enjoy at home.
Please ensure that books and reading logs are in school every day as we try to hear children read one-to-one as often as possible and are lucky to have volunteers who come in often for this purpose.
Spellings will be issued each Friday and tested the next Friday. They will usually be based on the phonics or spelling pattern that we are learning that week. Sometimes they may be key vocabulary we are using in our topic areas or high frequency words. It is useful if you can check on understanding of the words and as a challenge you could have the children think of or write sentences containing the words.
You will find further spelling information in the Home Learning section.
When the homework sheet is sent home on a Friday will let you know what we have covered during the week in class so that you can reinforce this at home in practical ways. For example you could : count, add and subtract physical objects at home e.g. at dinner time; look out for numbers in the environment; count steps; ask what is the number before 5, after 5 etc. You will find more suggestions in the home learning area.
You will find details of this in a document in the home learning area of our class page and we will also send home a paper copy.