Welcome to the Ducks Class!
The Ducks are a small class of seven children. The children are all in Key Stage One and are at the beginning of their learning journey.
Throughout the school year our learning will focus on developing the children’s communication, early cognitive skills and independence. This will be done through a creative and physical curriculum. The children will learn in a variety of ways; through exploration, investigation and sensory stimulation. The activities will be both creative and physical. The children will work as a whole class, in small groups or 1:1 depending on the activity. Where possible and appropriate the children will be encouraged to work as independently as possible. Activities will take place in the Duck’s classroom and in the outdoor areas accessible to their learning bubble.
The Duck’s share their learning bubble with The Penguins they have adjoining classrooms and share the Web playground, the Jungle and the Texture Kitchen. These spaces are timetabled between the classes.
Teacher: Kimberley Pattillo
TAs: Cath Hunter and Molly Price
Mid Day Leader: Sam Broadbent
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
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.