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 4th October
For the past two weeks we have been using the story So Much as the basis of our Literacy work. We have enjoyed the unusual speech patterns in the book and how the different family members talk about the baby in the family: "I want to squeeze the baby", "I want to kiss the baby", "I want to eat the baby"! We practised reading High Frequency Words from the story, matched sentences by looking at the shapes of the words, wrote a list of people we would invite to a birthday party, then created a class flap book writing what each child wanted to do to the baby. In the role play area we also pretended to get ready for a party, including making and putting up decorations.
In Maths we have been getting to know a useful set of equipment called Numicon. We have practised saying the number for each different colour piece and have also created Numicon shapes on ten frames.
Our topic our 'Ourselves' continued with our work on birthdays linked to So Much. Ten 'birthday friends' visited the classroom and the children recognised the numbers on their badges, put them in order of age and gave them playdough cakes with the correct number of candles. They also made a birthday card for a chosen friend. We also started to think about people who help us and thought about those who keep us well and healthy such as doctors, nurses, paramedics and opticians. The 'pop up' doctors surgery was very popular and lots of children were given medicine or bandaged up by budding medics!