Blue Jays

General Information

The Blue Jays’ Class is a Key Stage One group of 5 children who have similar learning styles and needs. The teacher, Helen Godfrey, Teaching Assistant, Joanne Tierney, and Mid-day Supervisor Julie Henshaw work together to ensure a structured, creative and personalised environment in which the children are supported to work towards individual learning and independence goals. Learning takes place through a variety of whole class, small group and 1:1 activities that are personalised and differentiated to the needs of each child. The children in the Blue Jays class benefit from sensory and ‘hands on’ learning tasks, through which they can work on their communication skills, physical development, understanding of the world, wellbeing and early Maths and English skills.


Sign of the Week

At Kingfisher we use Signalong as a part of a Total Communication Approach, we are constantly using core vocabulary with the children to support their language development and then through each of our topics we introduce new signs and language, which extends their vocabulary further. We also have two “Signs of the Week” which helps maintain and extend key knowledge and skills of everyday vocabulary.

Each half term we will be creating a short video showcasing and demonstrating our ‘Signs of the Week’ for the current term so that you can learn the signs and further this learning at home.

To view this signs of the week for this topic please watch the video below


Lunchtime

If your child has a school dinner, the school menus can be accessed by clicking here. For children who bring a packed lunch, please remember to provide healthy and balanced options. We are a Healthy School and will be focusing on healthy eating and how children can make healthy lifestyle choices.