Peacocks

Welcome to the Peacocks Class!


Communication

We use a Total Communication approach in the Peacocks class. We have a visual timetable that includes what is happening ‘first’ and ‘then’ so that all of the children are cued in both verbally and visually to what is happening next in their school day. We encourage the children to use signs along with their speech and use communication books to promote speaking in sentences to make requests and choices and also to communicate effectively throughout the school day.


Organisation

The Peacocks are a class of 7 children who are all of similar cognitive ability. We work on the subject specific curriculum that is carefully considered to meet every child’s needs through a range of exciting learning opportunities that motivate and engage the children.


Learning Styles

Each morning, the children complete simple written activities such as letter formation practice to help them to get ready for their learning. We then have a wake and shake to get our bodies and minds ready for the day ahead.


Getting Ready For Learning

Our timetable is structured so that sensory breaks are incorporated into the day so that children learn in short bursts to enable them to concentrate for longer periods of time when working. We use whole class, small group and 1:1 teaching throughout the school day.


Key Days / Activities

Swimming sessions are Wednesday afternoons. Please ensure you send your child with a swimming kit and a towel.


Staff

Teacher: Charlotte Williams

TAs: Rachel Mitchell, Pam Dean and Cate Helm

Mid Day Leader: Jamie Sexton


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.