Welcome to the Ravens Class!
Teacher: Naomi Morris
TAs: Stacey McDonald, Davina Williams and Sally-Ann Hall
Mid Day Leader: Sophie Clayton
Ticket to Ride
We’ve had a fantastic half term engaging in lots of fun activities related to the topic ‘Ticket to Ride’.
This half term we have been engaging in a variety of different learning activities both inside and outside, although the weather has been very mixed!
The Ravens have enjoyed our transport orientated theme and we have role played going on a variety of different types of transport including, trains, planes and coaches.
The Ravens have continued to enjoy visiting Chadderton baths each Tuesday for our swimming session. They can explore the pool safely and move around the pool in different ways with support from the adults.
In Early English we have used the story ‘The Train Ride’ alongside sensory resources to enhance our learning this half term. We have enjoyed creating pictures linked to the story and adding photos of our friends to the windows of the train carriages.
In Early Maths we have been continuing to work on our number skills:
- recognising groups with more and less
- 0, 1, and 2
- Making groups of the correct numbers of objects
We have explored different ways of making marks on paper and other surfaces. Our favourite was rolling vehicles through paint and looking at the marks they left on the paper.
We have learnt lots about how rainbows are made and how we can mix different colours together to make a rainbow. We even mixed coloured playdough to create our own dough rainbows.
In Food Discovery we have learnt how to make sandwiches. We have practised spreading lots of different food materials and even made our own sandwiches for a class picnic.
We hope you have a lovely summer holiday. We wish our Year 6 leavers all the best and we look forward to seeing everyone else after the holidays when our topic will be ‘On The Move’.
From The Ravens Team
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 song, ‘Walking Through the Jungle’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plvY0quSyJg
- Explore the sounds and movements of different animals.
- Visit a farm or zoo.
- Read animal stories with your child.
- 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.
Children in Years 3-5 will go swimming in the school pool on a Monday afternoon.
Children in Year 6 will go swimming at Royton Baths on Wednesday morning.
Please make sure your child comes to school with a swimming kit, or they will not be able to go swimming.
They will need a pair of trunks/swimming costume, a towel and a waterproof bag to keep everything in.