Toucans

General Information

The Toucans class provides creative and personalised learning opportunities within a Total Communication Environment. The learning process is supported through the use of real objects, photographs, symbols and Signalong to reinforce the modelling of speech and language and enable the children to make choices of their own. The children will learn through a range of hands-on, engaging and creative activities in either whole class, small groups or a 1:1 basis. The children are encouraged to make choices throughout the curriculum and are fully supported to develop their independence and confidence.

The class Teachers; Nicola Smith (Mon-Thurs) and Gill Froggatt (Friday) along with Teaching Assistants Madeleine Sergeant, Julie Graham and Pam Dean work as a team to support your child to learn and develop. We have lunchtime assistant Margaret who will help to support the children to develop their independence and personal care skills over the lunchtime period.


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.