Welcome to the Doves Class! 



Staff

Teacher: Kimberley Maxwell

TAs: Ann Stuart and Sarah Lees

Mid Day Leader: Shauna Quirke


Newsletter

The World In My Town

The Doves have done some more fab learning and exploring this half term!

We have continued to develop our physical development and have really enjoyed using the bikes outside. We have been developing lots of different skills during these sessions, such as our ability to push the pedals independently. 

Our sensory play sessions have continued to help us to develop lots of fab skills throughout this half term. We have continued to develop our tolerance of lots of different materials, enabling us to engage more freely with the world around us. We have also been transferring these skills and using them in lots of different settings such as outside which was lots of fun!

The Doves engaged really well with our Coronation celebrations in class. We joined in lots of different activities such as making our own crowns, exploring different red, blue and white items and trying lots of different types of party food.

Thank you Doves for another fab half term and we look forward to lots more fun learning next half term!


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 and reinforce the learning we are focussing on this half term. 

  • Develop our self-help skills. For example can we hold out our arms when putting on our coat etc? Can we use a cloth to wipe our face?
  • Explore and play with different coloured food items from different cultures and countries. Can we communicate if we would like more of something?
  • Watch traditional nursery rhymes from different cultures on YouTube.
  • Listen to traditional music from different countries on YouTube, such as from England, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Africa etc. Do we respond to the music? Do we show a like/dislike?
  • Listen to different number songs on YouTube. 
  • Learn the signs of the week from our school website.

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