Welcome to the Kingfishers!
We are a lively and enthusiastic KS1 class. We enjoy a multi-sensory approach to learning and love getting messy! We hope that you enjoy looking at all of our exciting lessons and topics that we are learning about this year. Our interests, learning styles and sensory needs are incorporated into activities and lessons to help motivate and engage us. We enjoy learning both inside and outside of the classroom.
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The Kingfishers Class
Our topic this term is 'Explorers' and we have been learning about the first man on the moon Neil Armstrong. We looked at Neil Armstrong's mission to the moon and designed our own rockets to fly to the moon. We are looking forward to testing our rockets to see which one will fly the closest to the moon! We enjoyed making 'moon paint' using moon dust sent by NASA and we made our own footprints on the moon just like Neil Armstrong.
In Literacy we have been reading 'Where the Wild Things Are', The Great Race' and 'Wow said the Owl'. We have enjoyed sensory group sessions as well as individual activities linked to our targets.
In Maths we have been learning about '2D Shapes'. We have enjoyed looking at everyday shapes and finding shapes in our classroom. During our group sessions we have played shape bingo, guess the shape and explored sensory trays to find specific shapes. We have also completed practical box work linked to our targets.
In Science we have been learning about 'light and dark'. We have enjoyed sensory sessions in the light and dark rooms, explored different types of lights, gazed at the stars using our magical star gazer and looked at the differences between day and night. We have also made our own shadow puppets!
This term our topic is 'Around the World in 80 Days'. Each week Paddington Bear has visited a different country and brought back items for us to explore using all of our senses to help us learn about the culture of that country. We have visited India, Brazil, China and England. We explored food, music, clothing and animals from each country as well as comparing differences between the flags and finding the countries on the globe.
In Literacy we have been reading 'Goldilocks and the Three Bears', 'Over on the Farm' and 'Ten Spooky Skeletons'. We have enjoyed sensory group sessions as well as individual activities linked to our targets.
In Maths we have been learning about 'Big and Small' exploring objects of interest in different sizes. We have also completed practical box work linked to our targets.
In Science we have been learning about 'light and dark'. We have enjoyed sensory sessions in the light and dark rooms, explored different types of lights, gazed at the stars using our magical star gazer and looked at the differences between day and night. We have also made our own sensory lava lamps!
We ask parents and carers to return the home / school diary each day, as this will enable the class teacher to provide comments and information about your child’s day in school. If there are particular things you wish to be informed about, please speak with me. We kindly ask for a £2 contribution for class funds, this goes towards snack, cookery and sensory play resources.
Individual Education Plan(IEP’s)
This plan sets out educational targets that your child is working on for the term. Plans are updated each term and sent home.
All children and young people are encouraged to engage in reading and develop a love of stories. We have a wide range of reading books, sensory books and big books to support the learning styles and levels for each child. Every Friday, your child will receive a new reading book. Please encourage your child to engage with the characters and stories.
Some pupils will receive homework in English and Maths to support their learning. If your child is finding homework a challenge please write in the home/school diary.
P .E. sessions take place each Thursday morning. Please ensure a full P.E. kit is brought to school and that items are clearly labelled to avoid confusion. Swimming sessions take place on Friday morning. Our topics this term will include practising our ball skills e.g. exploring sensory balls of different sizes, sending and receiving balls, football etc as well as accessing various sensory based physical activities.
CookeryWe do cookery every Friday. Please let us know if your child has any food allergies.