Welcome to the Ducks Class!
The Ducks Class use a Total Communication approach which is a combination of Signalong, PECS, Communication books and relevant applications (ChooseItMaker) to aid their functional communication.
Children work in adult focus groups during Early Maths, Early English and Phonics, working as a whole-class during all other teaching and learning times (for example; Studio Time, Music, P.E.).
The Ducks class 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.
Getting Ready for Learning
At the beginning of the day to get the children ready for learning we encourage Learning Through Play/Child Initiated Play.
Key Days / Activities
Woods (Monday morning), Swimming (Tuesday morning), P.E. (Thursday morning), Bikes (Friday morning). Please remember to send swimming kit on a Tuesday.
Teacher: Sam Lord
TAs: Katie Robson and Sally Anne Hall
Mid Day Leader: Sam Broadbent
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
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.