Welcome to Kingfisher Class!
Mrs Cooke is your teacher. Mrs Wick, Mrs Cox, Dr Davis and Mrs Wilkinson also work in our classroom.
PE days are 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. PE kit is a pair of black shorts, a white T-shirt and a pair of plimsoles inside a designated PE bag.
As the weather starts to get colder and wetter it is really important that your child has a coat in school - ideally waterproof and with a hood. As well as playtime and lunchtime with the rest of the school the children will spend lots of time in the Kingfisher garden which is our outdoor classroom - without a suitable coat your child may miss out on learning opportunities because they are too cold or wet to stay outside.
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.
Update - Friday 17th January
After the excitement of the Christmas holidays the children have settled back in well and got back into the routines of school.
Our new topic for this half-term is Vehicles. We have already made a good start by making a list of questions that we would like to answer about vehicles. We have named lots of different vehicles and this week we have concentrated mainly on trains, thinking about what happens at the station and then on a train journey. In Literacy we have started to work on the story 'The Train Ride' and have enjoyed chanting the rhythm of the story. We have also painted scenes to show what we might see out of a train window.
In phonics we have started to learn the vowel graphemes ai and ee, reading and writing words containing these such as rain, sail tree and green. The children will bring home a phonics bookmark each time we learn a new grapheme/phoneme so that you know what we are learning and so that they can practise at home.
In maths we have practised number facts to 5 and problem solving with addition. We have also started our Number of the Week work looking at 11 and 12.