Kingfishers

*For Information regarding home learning and remote learning please keep scrolling below.*
Welcome to Kingfishers in room TA5
 
In our class Lorraine is our class teacher, Kylie is our teaching assistant and Mel is our classroom assistant. We are also lucky to have Kristie as our teaching student!There are 9 of us altogether ( 7 boys and 2 girls) and we are a lovely mix of Years 3 and 4.
We love making friends, playing games, exploring objects and learning new things.
 
Stay Safe Kingfishers
 
Kingfisher class is open to support some key/critical worker children during new lockdown measure. Protecting lives and keeping each other safe and healthy is paramount at this time. Remote learning is currently the safest way to do this based on Government guidance. There will be a range of activities, tasks, stories and songs that you can access on this page which will reflect the teaching and learning that would have been taking place under normal school circumstances.
Our Topic for Spring is called ROAR STOMP SQUEAK, through which we will be exploring animals and rainforests! Continue to scroll to find more information about our topic and home learning activities to complete.
 
 
 
 
How do we learn in Kingfishers?
 
Communication, Thinking and Problem Solving, Creative Learning
 
We all communicate and learn in different ways and in Kingfisher we have lots of fun trying out various learning styles to see which help us to grow and enjoy learning. We have lots of sensory activities to encourage conversation and develop vocabulary. These can include water try, messy play activities, using our senses to explore the world around us and developing our fine and gross motor skills. We use various resources to support our communication ranging from PECS, Makaton, Gestural Prompts and Objects of reference. We take part in Sensory Circuits during the week which help with Alertness, Organisation and Calmness. We explore indoor and outdoor learning settings and have opportunities to participate in adult led group work, 1:1 workstation tasks, child led learning and continuous provision learning through play. 
Week Beginning 22nd February 2021
Weekly Remote learning challenges and tasks
This week we are thinking about Chinese New Year
  • Our sounds this week are "n" and "p", How many objects can you name that start with these sounds, do you know any animals with these sounds?
  • Look for numbers in your home- Where are they? What are they used for?
  • Can you count to 10 with objects you find around your house? 
  • Listen to/Read Starry-Eyed Stan
  • Can you name any creatures that live under the sea?
  • Do you know any songs about sea creatures?
  • Which is your favourite under the sea creature?
Home Learning Journey
 
Please find below some stories, information learning slides, web links and activities you can do at home with your children. These can be used at all times and especially if you are self isolating or in lockdown due to Covid19 restrictions. They will be updated to reflect each terms learning objectives and themes. Along with links and resources which we use all year to develop and help make progression with our learning.
Tuesday 9th February 2021 is SAFER INTERNET DAY!
 
In 2021 it is a vital part of teaching and learning to keep all young children and their parents aware of the benefits of and the dangers of using the internet. E-SAFETY is  and integral part of our part of our curriculum and with Remote Learning being at the heart of our current pandemic, awareness of how to keep yourself and your children safe online is paramount. Please spend time on 9th February 2021 to look at the information below which will help support you with your understanding of online safety and ways to explain and share this with your children.