Langwathby C of E Primary School

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School Address

  • Langwathby CofE Primary School,
  • Salkeld Road,
  • Langwathby,
  • Penrith,
  • Cumbria,
  • CA10 1ND

Kingfishers

Welcome to Kingfishers Class!

 

Kingfisher class is taught by Mrs Gale and Miss Finlinson, with Mrs Newman on a Tuesday morning. Teaching support is provided by Mrs Mattinson. Please contact us if you need to 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).

nicola.gale@langwathby.cumbria.sch.uk

s.finlinson@langwathby.cumbria.sch.uk

Homework

 

  • 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 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

 

Weekly Routines

PE

We have PE on Tuesday 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.

 

Forest School

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.

 

 

Rewards

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 Summer 2022 is...

We enhance our learning this term using the exciting topic of 'plants and animals', with lots of opportunities to inspire children's ideas through visitors (a vet and Claire's Cool Creatures), visits, and practical opportunities, especially when observing the ladybird life cycle in our classroom and in growing fruit/vegetables. In Literacy, we are developing our science work on habitats by sharing 'Meerkat Mail' and looking at a range of genres, including poems using the key text 'The Lost Words'. We write fact files, riddles and information texts. In history, we study a famous local person, Beatrix Potter, and using her lovely stories to unpick story language and learn how to write our own stories in a familiar setting. In Geography, we develop our mapping skills and learn about different climates and human/physical features. In RE, we learn how different faiths welcome babies into the world and study some special books. We'll explore pitch and rhythm and study Mother Nature designs in Art. In PE, we develop our skills in games. 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 (aiming to achieve even more nature awards). It's definitely busy and exciting!

Useful websites for at home:

Some highlights from our learning shared with families on Seesaw...

 

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