Doves

Welcome to the Doves Class! 


Communication

In the Doves we use a Total Communication approach – a combination of spoken word, sign, symbols, Communication books and relevant applications to aid their functional communication.  This is all in place to ensure that the children can make sense of the world around them.


Organisation

The children work in adult focus groups during Early Maths and Early English. Working as a whole-class during all other teaching and learning times (for example; Studio Time, Music, P.E).


Learning Styles

We access learning through a variety of tactile, auditory and visual learning styles and we plan activities with children’s learning preferences in mind. Sensory input and response is used to increase engagement across the curriculum. The Doves also need lots of visual prompts to learn something and so these are always available.


Getting Ready For Learning

We use sensory breaks to enable our bodies to regulate and be ready to learn.


Key Days / Activities

  • Bikes (Monday morning)
  • Woods (Wednesday morning)
  • Swimming (Thursday morning) – please remember to send swimming kit
  • PE (Friday morning).

Staff

Teacher: Sarah Cornick

TAs: Kirsty Kelly and Nathan Tierney

Mid Day Leader: Jamie Sexton


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.