Welcome to the Ravens Class! 


Teacher: Naomi Morris

TAs: Stacey McDonald, Davina Williams and Sally-Ann Hall

Mid Day Leader: Sophie Clayton


Inside / Outside

We’ve had a fantastic half term engaging in lots of fun activities related to the topic ‘Inside Outside’. 

This half term we have engaged in learning activities both inside and outside, experiencing lots of different weathers!

The Ravens have especially enjoyed swimming at Royton baths and have really developed their confidence in exploring the water in different ways.

In Attention Autism ‘Bucket time’ we have been continuing to build up our attention through a variety of different activities. We have enjoyed our new foot pump rocket, labelling the human body, making faces, singing familiar nursery rhymes with props and much, much more. These sessions continue to support the children to attend and concentrate during their other learning activities.

In Early English we have used the story ‘Head to Toe’ alongside sensory resources to enhance our learning this half term. We have enjoyed trying all the different actions from the story and naming the different animals involved.

In Early Maths we have continued to use number blocks to help with our learning. We have been matching numerals to quantities, making groups, counting bricks, playing number bingo and continuing to develop our fine motor skills and singing number songs. 

We have developing our mark making skills through Move and Mark sessions, making marks with our fingers, hands and tools in different substances. We have been practicing up and down using our lycra and ribbons. We have also been making marks using a variety of different materials and tools, including whiteboards and pens.

We have learnt lots about our bodies and using the book ‘My Body’ and our interactive whiteboard we have been able to see the bones inside our bodies, label body parts, and even join in with a different version of head, shoulders, knees and toes!

In Food Discovery we have learnt how to pour water and juice into different containers, trying to fill them to a certain level without spilling any.

We hope you have a lovely half term holiday, and we look forward to seeing everyone next half term when our topic will be ‘Earth, Wind and Fire’.

From The Ravens Team 

Follow along with this half term’s Signalong video!


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!


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 –

  • Watch our story, ‘One Story Night’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-B_7d5e_IE
  • Go outside in different weathers, jump in puddles, listen to the wind, etc…
  • Practise cutting up soft fruit using a knife (use a knife from a knife and fork set, and not a sharp knife)
  • Mix red and yellow paint, playdough, clay, icing to make orange.  
  • Look at what your child has been up too using the ‘Seesaw’ app
  • Talk about what they have done at school
  • Practise new signs with your child
  • Share books
  • Share your news with us via the ‘Seesaw’ app.

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