Canaries

General Information

The Canaries class is a group of Key Stage 2 children who have similar learning styles to one another, and who all love to explore. All the children follow programmes of work designed to meet their individual needs, learning through creative activities across the curriculum, and delivered through 1-to-1, small group and class activities.

The teacher, Carol Whitehead, and HLTA Sarah Woods, along with teaching assistants Tracy Ferguson and Clare Agnew will work closely together to support your child throughout the day. Marie Sanderson is our Midday supervisor and she works with the Canaries at lunchtimes and helps on Educational Visits.

The children are encouraged to be as independent as they possibly can be, and are developing great social skills and friendships, as they interact with their classmates and adults.


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.