Welcome to Kingfisher Class!
Welcome to the Autumn Term in Kingfisher Class - we are going to have lots of fun and learn lots of new things this year. We begin with a topic called Ourselves and where we live. We will be getting to know each other as a class and finding out about each other's families. We will be thinking about making friends and getting used to school life. We will learn about our bodies and how we grow and change.
Mrs Cooke is your teacher. Mrs Wick and Mrs Cox also work in our classroom.
PE days will be Monday and Tuesday. Please make sure that PE kits are kept in school at all times as we sometimes change our timetable to accommodate other events in school. On Tuesdays PE will be taught by Premier Sport whilst Mrs Cooke has designated non-contact time.
All parents are welcome to attend Celebration assembly on Friday mornings and then to come along for Buddy Reading afterwards. If your child is due to receive a certificate in Celebration assembly I will try to let you know, but sometimes we make our decisions on a Thursday afternoon and may not have chance to see you in time. When it is your child's birthday they will celebrate on the Friday of that week.
Please come and see me at the end of the day if you have any questions or concerns.
Weekly update - Friday 28th September 2018
My goodness - where did September go?! The Reception children have just finished their second week of full days and apart from a few tired faces they have managed very well and are settled in to the routine of school life.
This week we have had lots of fun thinking about birthdays. We have had ten 'birthday friends' in the classroom and all our learning has been related to numbers and the traditions of birthdays. We have practised number recognition, put numbers to 10 in order and counted out candles to add to playdough birthday cakes. We have used colour and pattern to decorate birthday bunting and pretended the water in the water tray was squash to pour out for friends at a party (using capacity language such as full, empty, enough and overflowing).
In Literacy we thought about how to write a birthday card and snuggled up to tell some stories to the birthday friends. We have also started to think about sounds in words and enjoyed making 'Silly Soup' out of objects which start with the same sound.
Year 1 have been working on one more and one less in Maths. They are trying to remember that one more means that the number gets one bigger and that one less means that the number gets one smaller. They also revised counting in 2s.
In Science they have been working on what humans need to survive - we had an interesting conversation about whether watching TV keeps us healthy and whether we would die if we didn't have it!
I would also like to congratulate Flo and Frankie for succeeding in becoming our school councillors - thank you to parents for taking the time to talk to your children about their manifestos.