A warm welcome to Autumn Term 2021 in Kingfisher Class!
Firstly, I would like to say a huge thank you to all of you on behalf of all Kingfisher Staff, for your kind words, cards and gifts at the end of the last academic year; your generosity and thoughtfulness were truly appreciated.
We are starting off this new Year in Kingfisher Class with lots of learning connected with Flight! In History we will be time travelling back to investigate the beginnings of flight. We will then focus on the Wright brothers and Amy Johnson. In Science we will learn about Owls and how their wings are designed to enable them to fly. Our English will start off with the Greek myth of Icarus and we will produce Art based on this story too. We will end the half term with a visit to Duxford Air Museum - more details to follow very soon!
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.
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.
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
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 (Office@barton.cambs.sch.uk) as these will be dealt with immediately. Generally speaking, teaching staff cannot access their emails during the school day.
PE: Mondays and Wedesdays this half term.
Please send your child into school in PE kit on Mondays and Fridays, 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 plimsoles. On Mondays this half term, we will benefit from the expertise of a specialist PE teacher from CVC.
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 (https://www.live-kitchen.co.uk/see 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 tto 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.