Puffins

General Information

The Puffins’ teacher, Lisa Collins, along with teaching assistants Lindy Cartwright and Thomas Winterburn and our mid-day supervisor Amanda Grazier who work closely together to support your child throughout the day.

The class is a group of mixed Year 2 and Year 3 children. Within the class all the children follow fun and creative programs of work designed to meet their individual needs.

The Puffins’ children will have their own choosing boxes when they have completed an activity which are filled with items suited to their development and personal interests.

Please note: Swimming is on Fridays and the children will need to bring a swimming kit into school that will be returned home each Friday.

P.E. is on Thursdays. If your child has a spare pair of trainers (Velcro please) that can be kept in school that will help them begin the process and give them some independence. Please can each child have wellies for wet play if they are not already in school.

Please note:

  • Swimming will continue on a Friday and the children will need to bring a swimming kit into school that will be returned home each Friday.
  • P.E will now be on a Wednesday. If your child has a spare pair of trainers (Velcro please) that can be kept in school please send them into school.

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.