Welcome to the Peacocks Class! 



Staff

Teacher: Hazel Stone

TAs: Nicola Cooke, Aqsa Arif and Lisa Russell

Mid Day Leader: TBC


Newsletter

The World In My Town

The Peacocks have had a fantastic Spring 2 half term following our theme of ‘The World in My Town’. 

We have been sharing the story of ‘No-Bot, the Robot with no Bottom!’ The Peacocks found it very funny to see Bernard the robot looking around town to find his bottom! They have also enjoyed making & creating their own class robot over the half term using junk modelling materials brought from home. 

Linked to the story above, the Peacocks have loved taking part in Physical Development lessons where they have practiced their best robot moves! Some children have liked doing these so much that they have started to request the dances during their frequent movement breaks, so that they don’t have to wait until the next Physical Development lesson! 

Staff have seen a great improvement during Bucket Time lessons this half term where the Peacocks are continuing to work at Stage 3. Therefore, the Peacocks not only need to watch and listen but are now either invited to have a turn or watch as their friends take a turn. For this stage, the children have helped adults to build car tracks, create buildings using bricks & drawn different types of flour faces!

It has been a fabulous half term & we look forward to the next one where our theme will change to ‘Memory Box’. 


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

During the first half of the Summer Term, it would be very beneficial to your child if you can:

  • Continue to maintain communication with staff via SeeSaw to provide information that might be useful to us, such as whether your child did not sleep well the night before school. 
  • Check & use the school’s current Signalong signs that are sent out via SeeSaw & are available on the school website. This half term’s theme is ‘The World in My Town’. We use the weekly website signs as part of a Total Communication approach to learning (regardless of whether children use or copy the signs themselves). 
  • Share a range of stories with your child. This half term we will be reading ‘No-Bot – The Robot with No Bottom!’ as our main, weekly story. To help us create our own robots, please send your child in with some clean, junk modelling carboard & paper packaging, such as teabag boxes, egg cartons or biscuit boxes. Thank you! 
  • Ensure your child has suitable clothing for outdoor lessons & play/lunchtimes so that we can try to use our outdoor learning areas as much as possible! 
  • Lastly, we really love to hear what the Peacocks enjoy doing when they are not in school, so please feel free to send us updates on SeeSaw! It would be lovely to see some photographs of them enjoying playing/exploring parts of their town, for example their back gardens or the local park. We can then share these with their friends during our Understanding of the World lessons! 

Thank you,

Hazel Stone (Class Teacher)

Nicky Cooke (Level 3 Teaching Assistant)

Aqsa Arif (Level 1 Teaching Assistant)

Lisa Russell (Lunchtime Supervisor & 1:1 pupil support)


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