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.
- 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 Monday and Wednesday (for this term only as we have an external football 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 cloackroom.
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 Autumn 2021 is...
Useful websites for at home:
Some highlights from previous years...
Teddy Bears' Reading Picnic
Outdoor Learning Week
Planting acorns for the 'Langwathby Wood'
Paul Klee-inspired art
Andy Goldsworthy-inspired sculptures
Forest School with Holly