Parrots

General Information

The children in the Parrots’ class are supported in their communication and throughout the learning process through the use of real objects, photographs, symbols and ‘Signalong’ to reinforce the modelling of speech and language in the correct context.

The teacher, Sian Montgomery, along with teaching assistants Kirsty Kelly, and Michelle Seers work as a team to support your child to develop their independence and build on their experiences to extend their learning. The Parrots’ lunchtime supervisor Charlotte Taylor supports the class over the lunchtime period.

The Parrots is a class of mixed year 2 and 3 children who share a learning style that requires a structured environment and daily routine, through which each child can enjoy a personalised curriculum to enable them to gain new skills to take their learning forward.

Swimming sessions take place on a Friday afternoon – please remember the swim kit.


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.