Welcome to the Penguins Class! 



Staff

Teacher: Rebecca Green

TAs: Katie Robson, Rachel Earnshaw, Macey Scantlebury and Sophie Wright

Mid Day Leader: Paula Wright


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The World In My Town

We’ve had such a lovely half term and enjoyed playing in the sun but not so much the rain! All the children have been fully immersed in their learning and have made so much progress!

Children in group 1 have interacted well within their 1-1 skill building sessions and are able to imbed this in their independent play with cause and effect toys and object permanence. 

Children in group 2 have developed their independence in Early Maths and Early English  and have been enjoying building with duplo and stickle bricks, manipulating jigsaws and playdoh and are beginning to colour sort. 

In Sensory Food Exploration children in group 1 have been exploring foods from all around the world. Their favourite foods from these sessions were chips, rice, poppadoms and flatbread. They especially enjoyed listening to the crunch of the poppadoms and found this very funny! 

We’ve had some delicious food made by group 2 in Food Discovery. They have been focusing on mixing this half term and have been using spoons and whisks to make lots of things. Angel delight and butter cream were a great hit for the children! Next half term the children will be practicing spreading skills – this is something you could encourage at home where appropriate. 

This half term we’ve had the pleasure of Alice from Live Music Now joining us for our music sessions. All the children have enjoyed taking turns with the music instruments and opportunities for intensive interactions with the adults. 

During our Attention Autism and Communication session, children have developed their engagement and focus and because of this, are becoming more willing to attend to group sessions. It’s lovely have the children settled with their peers and joining in with group sessions including register and candle time.

The children have been developing their self-help skills throughout the half term. We have been focusing on dressing and feeding using cutlery with increasing independence. Please can you continue to support this at home.

We all hope that everyone enjoys their half term and the sun begins to shine! Next half term it will be focused on ‘Memory Box’.

Key dates:

Our language and culture day focus next half term is Brazil and this will be celebrated on Thursday 27th June. 

Remember if you need anything, we’re only a message away!


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

We want homework to be fun and easy to do. The following activities are suggested as appropriate activities you can enjoy doing with your child.

Encourage independence

Allow your child to dress and undress themselves. Help them to understand how to undo buttons, pull up and down their zip and fasten the Velcro on their shoes. 

Support and challenge me

Play with your child and talk to them, commenting on what they are doing and encouraging them to communicate and request an item, whether that’s eye contact, hand movements, signing or simple phrases such as ‘more’ and ‘help’.

Visits

Take your child to places which include lots of movement and self-help skills such as; trampolining, soft play centres, swimming and Summit Up (climbing centre).

Summer 1 – The World in Our Town

Here is how you can support your child’s learning at home during our topic.

  • Go for a walk in your local town and communicate what you can see. What sounds do they make?
  • Teach your child how to cross the road safely – use visuals to help their understanding 

“Stop!” “Ready…”  “…Go!”

  • Visit their favourite places

Whether that’s the park, play centre, local farm, shop, library … there’s plenty to choose from!

Please send us photos on Seesaw of what you have been up to so the children can look at their family photos and share them with each other.


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