Pelicans

General Information

The Pelicans are a mixed age KS2 class. The classroom is set up to foster independence, physical development and exploratory learning. We use a ‘Total Communication’ approach which involves the use of supplementary strategies to support and scaffold a child’s own communication. These strategies include ‘Signalong’, ‘P.E.C.S’, ‘Objects of Reference’ ‘Sensory Cueing’ and ‘body-signing’.

The curriculum in the Pelicans revolves around half termly topics. This creative approach aims to motivate and engage children in their learning. The topic runs through all aspects of learning, ‘communication’, ‘physical development’, ‘cognition’ and ‘wellbeing’.

Staff
Class Teacher: Kimberley Pattillo
TAs: Lisa Garside, Vicky Montgomery, Samantha Bacon, Adele Berry
Mid Day Supervisors: Rachel Williamson, Stephanie Grundy


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 terms signs of the week for this term 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.