Goldfinches

General Information

The Goldfinches’ class consists of 8 children in Reception or Year 1 and is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

The staff include HLTA Kim Meyers teaching on Monday and Tuesday and Teacher, Ann Whitehead teaching on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Teaching assistants Donna Paterson, Beth Brook and Nicola Meyers work to support your child throughout the day. We also have two lunchtime supervisors Pauline Fox and Lisa Bolger. We will be meeting with the Penguins class for PALs on Wednesday afternoon which will give us the opportunity to share learning with children in a different Early Years Class.

Creative and exciting learning opportunities are planned to engage children and motivate them to learn in their own individual way. We use the children’s interests, preferences and motivations to encourage children to succeed and celebrate their achievements together.


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.