Welcome to the Blue Jays Class!
Teacher: Sarah Cornick
TAs: Fateha Begum, Georgia Miller and Andy Scholes
Mid Day Leader: Hannah Wynn
Earth, Wind and Fire
We have enjoyed our topic of ‘Earth, Wind and Fire’ this half term. We have enjoyed using natural resources in our learning and the learning around the theme of Easter.
We have read the story of ‘Jasper’s Beanstalk’ and loved exploring soil and planting our own beans. They are starting to grow really tall! We have enjoyed lots of mark making in the Blue Jays this half term using our fingers and other tools. We are super at making different shapes.
World Book Day was great fun this half term. We had a ‘Cat in The Hat’ fun filled day, making our own hats and exploring red and white in lots of different ways, with playdough, sand and gloop!
We have enjoyed exploring the Earth and wind through sensory play, we have explored different seeds, flowers and leaves. We even used straws to blow through to make our own paintings and then made our own kites.
We enjoyed our languages day this half term, with a visit to France. We made our own Eiffel Tower and tasted different foods associated with France.
This half term we have been doing lots of number rhymes in class, singing along and making the numbers. We have also been copying patterns and trying to make them ourselves.
We have practiced our peeling and chopping skills in food discovery, using soft fruits and vegetables but also harder ones. We made our own fruit kebab using all the skills that we had learnt. Yummy!!
We hope you all have a lovely half term Easter break and we are all looking forward to another amazing half term in the Blue Jays.
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 signs relavent for the current term so that you can learn the signs and further this learning at home.
Click play to watch this half terms Signalong video!
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 focusing on healthy eating and how children can make healthy lifestyle choices.
How You Can Help at Home
Please access any of the activities suggested here or on the Medium Term plan. If you need any more support or ideas, please send me a message via Seesaw –
- Encourage my independence at all times; allow me to undress myself and to dress myself. I need to be able to fasten my own clothes, zips, buttons and Velcro on my shoes
- Share picture books and stories with me, especially books with buttons, flaps and different textures, encouraging me to hold the book and turn the pages.
- Could you read a book together, is your child interested in looking at the pictures as you describe them?
- Collect objects at home – can they tell you the colour? Can they sort the items into colour piles?
- Explore nature through play opportunities with leaves, sticks, puddles, pebbles or soil etc.
- Look for flowers- smell them, feel them and look at them.
- Go outdoors! Enjoy the season of Spring- what signs can you spot? Why not collect spring treasures.
- Go out in the garden – you could dig soil or plant bulbs and seeds.
- We love to know about the learning that goes on at home! Let us know how you get on via Seesaw.
- Most importantly have fun and enjoy learning!
Blue Jays will be swimming on a Monday morning, please can you make sure that your child has got their swimming kit in on that day.