Canaries

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‘Looking Good, Feeling Fit’

The Canaries have had a fantastic half term and worked really hard in all areas of our learning. The weather this half term has enabled us to use the outdoor learning spaces and we have produced some lovely art work using the environment to inspire us.

In Cookery we have been exploring fruit and vegetables and followed recipes to make healthy snacks. We made fruit kebabs, fruit smoothies and vegetable soup.

We have been learning about preposition in Maths. This is an area where we have worked particularly hard, understanding the position of objects e.g. in, on and under. We are very proud of our progress!

In Geography we have been recognising and finding areas around school that help to keep us healthy. We worked as a group and decided that the Cookery room, Expressive Art room and the P.E hall are all areas around school where we take part in healthy activities.

During History lessons, we walked to Foxdenton Park looking for ladybirds and exploring the Sensory Garden. We used photographs to sequence our journey and then discussed, what happened, what we saw and what we did.

We hope that you have a lovely break and look forward to seeing the Canaries for the last half term of the year.


How You Can Help at Home

‘Trains, Planes and Automobiles’

The following activities are suggested as appropriate homework activities which you can enjoy with your child and reinforce the learning we are focussing on this half term –

  • We are working on fine motor skills development, and self-help skills. Please encourage your child to fasten their own coat, attempt to fasten buttons, close the Velcro on their shoes etc.
  • Look at books with your child, ask them questions about the pictures, encourage them to name features in the pictures etc.
  • Practise counting with your child – sing number songs, encouraging your child to join in
  • Practise the signs on the school website with your child

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 focussing on healthy eating and how children can make healthy lifestyle choices.


Click here to download our parent guide for this term: Canaries – Parent Guide – Trains, Planes and Automobiles