Welcome to the Canaries Class! 



Staff

Teacher: Aminah Choudhury

TAs: Nikki Cooke, Charlotte Taylor and Mariah Begum

Mid Day Leader: Hayley Clayton


Newsletter

Earth, Wind and Fire

 This half term we have had lots of fun learning about the topic “Earth Wind and Fire”

In Early English sessions we have looked at the book “One Stormy Night.”  We have enjoyed exploring the props to go with the story and matching pictures and words in the book.  We love our Move and Mark sessions especially the dough disco and using different wet and dry mediums to mark make in such as gloop/custard powder/foam. We are getting good at mark making and even writing letters and numbers now.

As part of Early Maths, we have participated in Number Songs using our own number boards.  We have also worked on the areas: building, manipulation and sorting using play whilst using many different resources such as duplo, foam bricks, construction materials, manipulating, and exploring 2d and 3d shapes, using tweezers to pick up and sort bears into cups/bowls into corresponding colours. 

We love our iPad sessions and have engaged in lots of I wonder sessions such as Pancake Day, Languages Day (France) and Easter. We learned how to make pancake batter and matched colours to the French flag and made our own Ester chocolate nests.  We also took part in World Book Day, Red Nose Day and Down Syndrome awareness day too. We all looked fab in our own clothes.

In Physical Development, we have been concentrating on movement and agility using different equipment in the hall. We also use these gross motor skills in shared areas such as soft play, Jacks playground, web playground and swimming in the hydrotherapy pool. We have been riding different tricycles in Jacks Playground and completing a circuit and obstacle course in PE sessions.

In Creative Development, we have been using a knife correctly to cut different fruits and vegetables such as strawberries, grapes, pears, bananas, cucumber, lettuce and peppers.

We have also been exploring different musical instruments and playing our chosen instrument all together in a band. We have explored different painting using different tools such as dabbers, sponges, brushes and rollers.

We hope you have a lovely holiday Hope too many chocolate eggs don’t get eaten!

The Canaries Team


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.

You can view this half terms signalong 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 focusing on healthy eating and how children can make healthy lifestyle choices.


How You Can Help at Home

The following activities are suggested as appropriate homework activities which you can enjoy with your child. We want homework to be fun and easy to complete here are some ideas of things to do at home;

  • Encourage me to point to different parts of my face and body or ask me where my nose, cheeks, shoulders, feet etc. are.
  • Read a book to me so that I begin to enjoy looking at and exploring books
  • Ask me to give pictures of items and objects a name such as fruits and animals and other everyday objects.
  • Ask me to name colours of things so I can practise my colours.
  • Encourage me to take off my own socks, shoes and coat.
  • When I’m spending time with family and friends who are a similar age to me, help me to interact with them for a short time
  • Encourage me to share my toys with any siblings I have

Topic related- “Earth Wind Fire” 

  • Share or watch the story “One Stormy Night by Joy Cowley.”             (this is out story this half term)
  • Look at the trees blowing when it is a windy day and the branches swaying.
  • When it is dark look at the night sky and all the stars in the sky and the moon
  • Before bed wash your hands and brush your teeth

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