Welcome to Kingfishers Class!
Welcome to Kingfisher's Class Page!
Meet Our Teachers
Miss O'Kane is our teacher in the Kingfisher Class and she works Monday-Friday.
We are supported in class each day by Miss Whitfield (Linda) and by Miss McGuinness on a Monday and Tuesday.
Mr Armstrong teaches us on a Tuesday afternoon and Holly runs our forest school sessions.
This terms topic is all about change. We are looking closely at the seaside in this topic and how seaside holidays have changed over time. We have had some lovely photos of the children on their seaside (or other) holidays to add to our maps in the classroom, any more would be greatly appreciated!
As part of our topic we are visiting the aquarium to look closely at some sea creatures and learn from the staff at the aquarium. On the day we will also be visiting the beach to collect some shells for our upcoming art project and also to have a first hand experience of being on the beach.
After half term, we will be learning all about The Great Fire of London.
- Try to read with your child as many times a week as is possible and please note this down in their reading record. Reading is paramount for this age group and little and often at home really can make a huge impact.
This year your child will be sent one reading book and one mini paper book each week.
- Practice KIRF targets. Whilst we provide opportunities to practice in the week, it is incredibly important that our learners secure their knowledge through home practice also. KIRF targets will be stuck into the front of reading records and an information sheet about how to help your child will be sent home each time they move on a step.
- Practice spellings - these are reviewed and tested each week.
- Complete the 6 optional creative challenges offered over Seesaw.
Please do talk to us if there are any issues with completing homework and we will try our best to help. For more support and explanation of our home learning policy, please see the parents section of the website and view our KIRFS and home learning video guide.
We recommend you have our school app in order to recieve the most up to date information about events happening within the school. Reminders about kit, changes to our schedule or teacher requests are sent out on there regularly.
We have PE on Monday and Thursday. PE kits are to be left on pegs please and taken home to be washed/checked for size each half-term. Please ensure earrings are taped/covered/removed on these days for safety reasons.
We have Forest School on a Tuesday afternoon so children will need to bring a warm and waterproof coat, wellies, waterproof trousers/mudsuits. These can be brought in every Tuesday or left in school on children's pegs.
As well as individual - class specific - weekly awards, the whole school uses Class Dojo. Dojo is a points system that allows us to reward effort, consistency, demonstration of our core values, growth mindset and kindness. As well as collecting points individually, the children are also collecting points for their newly allocated School House. The House with the most points at the end of the year will win the House Cup.
Each week in our special mentions assembly we are looking out for 3 Kingfishers who have worked hard within these three categories: living our school values, mindset, effort.
Useful websites for at home: