Welcome to the Blue Jays Class! 



Staff

Teacher: Sarah Cornick

TAs: Fateha Begum, Gemma Slicker and Andy Scholes

Mid Day Leader: TBC


Newsletter

Food Glorious Food

We enjoyed our topic of ‘Food Glorious Food’ this half term. We enjoyed using natural resources in our learning and the learning around the theme of Easter. 

We have read the story of ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and turned into brilliant storytellers using sequencing to help us. We fed the caterpillar and used the props to tell the story ourselves. The Blue Jays have been finding letters, words and pictures in different books, we love reading!

This half term, we had lots of days to celebrate all things special with our friends. This has included Red Nose Day, World Book Day and Languages Day.

A highlight for The Blue Jays was visiting Lidl, the children were amazing. They did super looking and were able to find different foods. They then paid for their goods at the till. 😊

We have been encouraged to touch, smell, taste and touch different foods and to develop our chopping and peeling skills in food discovery. We have even printed with different foods. 

The Blue Jays have loved the Live Music Now sessions in class and these will be continuing after half term. We are being super creative using instruments. 

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.


Follow along with this half term’s Signalong video!

Signalong

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!


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 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 –

  • Offer me choices using real objects or photographs.
  • Provide opportunities for your child to request ‘Help’ or ‘Support’ i.e., Allow them to open a bottle or activate a toy; will they bring the item to you to request help?
  • When sharing a story or watching a video at home, can I identify an object or character from the story? For example, when watching their favourite show, can they find ‘the table’, ‘the car’ or a character on screen?
  • Talk about everyday objects and their colours when you are out and about e.g. the yellow car, green grass
  • Hide objects and ask your child to find them – ‘the square book is IN the box!’ or have a treasure hunt outside. 
  • Can you ask your child to find more things? e.g. can you give me one more sock? 
  • Let your child explore different textures – hard, soft, cold etc. How does it feel?
  • Can you draw arrows with chalk for your child to follow? Maybe your child could draw their own for you to follow 
  • Make tracks using different wheels in paint or water.
  • Talk about the types of transport that you see- what noises do they make? What do they look like?
  • 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, please can you make sure that your child has got their swimming kit in on that day.


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