General Information

The children in the Starlings’ class are supported by class teacher Emma Dixon, and teaching assistants, Carrie Ashworth and Sarah Styles. Mandy Fullen our midday leader is with the children during dinner time and Cath Heyes teaches on a Wednesday morning.

We work together to provide creative and engaging learning opportunities for each child. We always appreciate parents sharing in their child’s achievements and letting us know about any new skills which they have demonstrated at home or anything exciting which is happening or has happened during the weekends and school holidays.

For some of our children it is important that they begin to learn to regulate their senses. For this reason we provide opportunities in the form of sensory breaks, at this time children will access activities which have been designed by implementing their sensory profile. Sensory breaks are usually incorporated into a learning session.

The Starlings school swimming slot is on Thursday, please send clearly named kit in each week so that we can ensure that each pupil goes home with the correct towel and shorts. For pupils swimming at Royton pool (please see home school diary) swimming kit will also be needed for Tuesday.

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


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.