General Information

The Kestrel class is taught by Maria Hallett. The teaching assistants are Sarah Lees, Lois Carlisle and Cheryl Crosby.

The Kestrel class has 8 Key Stage 2 children. The children have similar learning styles to one another. Within the class all the children follow programmes of work designed to meet their individual needs, learning creatively across the range of curriculum subjects, and delivered through 1-to-1, small group and class activities. The children learn through both subject specific and cross curricular approaches (topic).

Your child will participate in weekly swimming sessions held at Royton Swimming Baths. Please provide your child with a swimming kit and a towel every Tuesday as we are no longer able to provide spare kits.

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.