Ospreys

Welcome to the Ospreys Class!


Communication

A Total Communication approach is used to meet the different learning styles and needs of the children in the Ospreys class. The children are encouraged to use ‘sign-along’ along with their speech to support them with communication.


Organisation

The children are on runways 10 – 15 also known as Flightpath 3 which provides more discrete subject based teaching at an appropriate level. The children in this class are developing their ability to work with abstract ideas.


Learning Styles

Every child learns differently and in the Ospreys Class the children are taught using a mixture of styles to meet the different needs. Different techniques are used including the use of music, photographs and active learning.


Getting Ready for Learning

The children in the Ospreys Class use a range of Getting Ready for Learning strategies for example, they participate in Yoga sessions after assembly every Monday and Friday. This approach is used to help the children settle back into the classroom and to prepare them for learning. The children are familiar with the routine and confidently work in partners to deliver the required poses.


Key Days / Activities

The children in the Ospreys Class have access to physical activity everyday at school, where they have the opportunity to spend time outdoors and have access to a variety of equipment.  Physical Education (PE) is taught every Friday morning where they work in teams through games and develop movement and motor skills.  We go to Royton Swimming baths on a Tuesday morning, please remember to send in their swimming kit.


Staff

Teacher: Maria Hallett

TAs: Nicola Cooke, Gemma McKeegan and Katie Harris


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.