Flamingos

Welcome to the Flamingos Class!


Communication

A Total Communication approach is used to meet the different learning styles and needs of the children which includes using ‘sign-along’ alongside speech and using symbols.


Organisation

The children experience working as a whole class and small groups dependent on the activity and to ensure learning needs and styles are supported appropriately.

Every morning the children work in small groups to complete focused communication games and activities.


Learning Styles

Encouraging independence through exploration and practical activities is the key learning style we promote through the Flamingos class. This is achieved through avariety of different activities from child led learning to 1:1 focused sessions, allowing a variety of learning styles to be catered for.


Getting Ready For Learning

To help us to feel energised, we use dancing and singing through “Wake up Shake up” activities. To support returning to a more calm feeling after energetic activities we follow 5 minute guided relaxation and yoga stretches.

We follow individualised sensory diets to ensure all are ready to learn.


Key Days / Activities

  • Monday – P.E.
  • Tuesday – Swimming at Royton for identified Year 6 children only – please remember to send swim kit.
  • Wednesday – Swimming at Hydro pool at school – please remember to send swim kit.
  • Thursday – Learning in the Woods – Please ensure your child has waterproof clothing, including a jacket and wellies.

Staff

Teacher: Michelle Flye

TAs: Maymunah Inam, Gareth Phillips and Holly Parker

Mid Day Leader: Kyle Williamson


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.