Welcome to Kingfishers Class!
Kingfisher class is taught by Mrs Gale and Miss Finlinson, with Mrs Wildey on a Tuesday morning. Teaching support is provided by Mrs Mattinson and Miss Page. Please contact us for any reason - either by talking to us at the gate, putting a note on Seesaw, or by email (please make sure to email both of us so we can ensure your matter is dealt with in a timely manner by whomever is working in school that day).
- 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.
- 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.
- Practice their 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 have PE on Tuesday and Thursday (for this term as we have an external sports coach coming in; it will usually be Monday and Thursday as on the parent information sheet). 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 those 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 if possible or at least wearing trousers that day rather than a skirt or dress to protect legs. These can be brought in every Tuesday or left in school on children's pegs/the wellie stand we have in our cloakroom.
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.
Our topic for Spring 2022 is...
We will be enhancing our learning this term using the exciting topic of materials in both an imaginative and scientific manner. Ted Hughes' story "The Iron Man" will be a key text for us to focus on throughout the term and we will be developing our non-fiction writing through our RE focus on places of worship, and our History/Geography work on the local area, investigating what homes and schools were like in Langwathby in the past. Science will focus on the properties of different materials and how this relates to their uses. In Art and DT, we will be learning the skills of weaving and how to join a range of materials to make moving models, levers and sliders, and creating glove puppets. In PE, we will introduce dance and start to develop our gymnastic skills to be able to perform a set routine for the Key Steps Gymnastics competition. We will have trips to Tullie House and to local places of worship. Alongside this is our core work on phonics and Maths, using the Letters and Sounds and White Rose Maths schemes respectively, as well as our weekly Forest School sessions with Holly. It's going to be busy and exciting!
Useful websites for at home:
Some highlights from our learning shared with families on Seesaw...