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Kingfisher Class Essentials

General Information


Happy New Year!


We are starting off this new Year in Kingfisher Class as Historians investigating The Great Fire of London in 1666.  To start us off we will have a cross curricular first few days full of learning, making and fun.

More details of all of our learning can be found in our Curriculum Map attached at the bottom of this page, where you will also find a typical weekly timetable for the Spring Term.


Below, you will find some guidance about practical issues relating to the day to day running of Kingfisher Class, an overview of the subject areas we will be covering and other useful information to get us started this year.


Morning Routines

Please bring your children to the school playground at 8.50 am where teaching staff will be there to greet them. If you need to pass on quick messages or letters, this is a good time to do so.  See below for more information about communication.  At 8.55 am the school bell will ring and all children will line up with their classes before walking around to Kingfisher Classroom door to go in to school  for registration. Children will hang up their coats and put bookbags into their named drawers.  Water bottles are put into a crate.


Essential Equipment for Everyday

  • Named water bottle
  • Named coat 
  • Reading books and Reading Journal  to be brought in every day please as the children may read individually to an adult any day of the week. It is best if the current books from home are the ones we practise at school 1:1 too and we can note in the journal when we read with your child. A book bag is the best thing for carrying these to and from school.
  • Named pencil cases.  (optional)

         Pencil cases are optional. Ideally, if you do bring one, it should stay in school for the whole half term in their                   drawer.  We have of course provide resources if children do not wish to bring their own equipment or should                 they run out.

Key contents for each pencil case includes: writing pencil, ruler, glue stick, coloured pencils (no felt tips, please), scissors.  Please do not include writing pens or rubbers.  


If you have a quick, non-urgent message to relay or question to ask regarding the day ahead, please have a quick word in the playground in the morning before the line up bell.  

Urgent messages should come through the office, either by telephone (01223 262474) or by email  ( as these will be dealt with immediately.  Generally speaking, teaching staff cannot access their emails during the school day.

PE: Mondays and Wednesdays this half term.

Please send your child into school in PE kit on Mondays and Wednesdays, preferably a plain, white t- shirt with black shorts.  On colder days, plain jogging bottoms and a plain (or school) sweat shirt should be included.  Your child will also need a named water bottle as well as trainers or plimsolls. On Monday PE will be Dance, taught by our PE specialist from CVC. On Wednesdays I will take the children outdoors for PE.

Breaks and Lunchtimes

Morning break is at 10:30 each day.  Children in KS1 are provided with a free fruit or vegetable snack each day. If you prefer to you can of course provide your own healthy, nut-free morning snack instead.  Kingfisher Class children will also have an afternoon playtime.  Lunches will be eaten together in the hall, staring at 12.15 pm.  


Please pre-book lunches on the Dolce Live Kitchen site ( title page of website) or provide a packed lunch that will be stored on a central trolley.  

End of the Day Routines

Children in Kingfisher Class will be taken to the playground through Robin Class to be collected.  We will keep the children behind the little gate until their family member (or nominated other) is identified. Where pick up is late for any reason, children will be taken back into the school to wait and family members should go to the reception area instead.

Home Learning - Reading, Maths, Spellings, Projects


Information on this can be found under the Home Learning section of the Kingfisher Class page. It will be updated each week with that week's summary of learning and any homework set. All children this half term will receive weekly spelling lists to practise, and Year 2 children will receive a Maths practice sheet.  This half term there will also be a home learning project to be worked on during the half term and presented in the final week.  Details of this to be posted in the first week of term in January.