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 29th November
For the last few weeks we have been enjoying our topic of 'Celebrations'. We have learned about Bonfire Night, Eid and Hanukkah. The children have shown some excellent observational skills when looking at pictures of these celebrations and have made comparisons between the ways different occasions are remembered and celebrated. We have used non-fiction books and presentations and have started to think about the features of this type of writing. The children have also produced some lovely art work using different techniques and materials
This week we have also made potato latkes - a popular food with Jewish people at Hanukkah. The children used peelers, sharp knives and graters to prepare the potato and onion, then enjoyed the latkes after watching me fry them in olive oil.
In phonics we have continued to work through three or four graphemes/phonemes a week and now only have ng and x left! The children are using their phonic skills with more confidence and independence, both in reading and writing activities.
In Maths we have been working on addition and subtraction skills. We have practised using vocabulary such as add, plus, and, makes, altogether, take away, subtract, minus, leaves, equals whilst solving problems using a variety of equipment and strategies. We have made good use of our fingers both for adding and subtracting and to practise number facts.
Preparations for the Nativity have also begun and Christmas begins properly in Kingfishers from next week!