Welcome to Kingfishers (Y3) in room TA5
In our class Lorraine is our class teacher, Kylie, Leanne and Toni are our teaching assistants. There are 9 of us altogether ( 5 boys and 4 girls) and
we love making friends, playing games, exploring objects and learning new things.
WELCOME TO SPRING TERM 2022!
Our Topic for Spring is called Secret Garden, through which we will be exploring different types of mini beasts and their habitats. We will think about what grows in our gardens looking at plants, flowers and trees. We will begin to understand what flowers and plants need to grow as well as looking and animal life cycles.
Continue to scroll to find more information about our topic and home learning activities to complete.
We have been very busy in Kingfishers. Check out some photos to see what and how we have been learning!
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 trays, 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 Visual Communication Aids, Makaton, LAMP, Gestural Prompts and Objects of reference. We have Attention Autism sessions throughout the week which focus on offering an "irresistible offer to learn" through engaging and exciting objects and activities which support listening and attention skills as well as turn taking. Intensive Interaction and Phonic sessions are pivotal in our communication development as we focus on environment sounds, initial phonemes and grapheme recognition using Read Write Inc teaching and learning strategies. 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.
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.
- Phase 1 Phonics Morning Starter Activities.pptx
- Wheres Teddy Sounds PowerPoint.ppt
- Ding Dong Sound Sensory Bottle.pdf
- Clink Clank Sound Sensory Bottle.pdf
- Rustle Rustle Sound Sensory Bottle.pdf
- Splashy Sound Sensory Bottle.pdf
- Thud Thud Sound Sensory Bottle.pdf
Be Safe Online!
In 2022 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 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.
- CBBC Internet Safety
- cbeebies Internet information
- News Round Staying Safe Online
- Own it BBC
- Disney Internet Safety Information
- HOW TO REPORT CYBER CRIMES