Welcome to the Ravens Class! 



Staff

Teacher: Naomi Morris

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

Mid Day Leader: Sophie Clayton


Newsletter

The World In My Town

We’ve had a fantastic half term engaging in lots of fun activities related to the topic ‘The World in My Town’. 

In Early English/English we have used the story ‘The Smartest Giant in Town’. We have been identifying the different characters, what they are doing and where they are doing it. We have been making sentences using colourful semantics to help us and have been practising our writing. In Phonics, we have been continuing to work on our Phase 2 sounds, recognising both the phoneme (sound) and grapheme (written letter) for the different sounds; we have continued to practise our letter formation. We have also been using segmenting and blending to help us read three letter words. 

In Early Maths, we have been working on counting and adding one more to a group of objects. We have also been exploring 2D shapes. In our Maths sessions, we have been making pairs of the same using socks, and we have begun to look at positional language to describe where an object is. 

We have enjoyed being able to visit other areas around the school.

  • We have enjoyed exploring the books in the library.
  • We have been exploring different movements and taking turns with our friends in soft play.
  • We have been practising our relaxation techniques in the studio with some mindfulness activities. 
  • Year 6 children have been visiting Oldham baths and are continuing to develop their water confidence and swimming skills. 

In Science, Professor Morris has been joining us to help us investigate ‘plants’. We have learnt about the different parts of a plant and what it needs to grow.

In Understanding of the World, we have been finding out where we live using Google Maps to help us. The children especially enjoyed seeing the street view of their houses on the big screen in class.  

In Creative development, we have been exploring mixing skills and making many different foods, including angel delight and fruit smoothies. 

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

From The Ravens Team 


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

English/Early English

Talk about where you live – look at photos of your house, find your house on a map.

Maths/Early Maths

  • Practise counting in everyday activities, e.g. counting the stairs as you go up or down them.
  • Encourage your child to help with cooking – measuring ingredients.

Encourage your child to sort clothes items, can they match the pairs of socks?

Creative Development

  • Kitchen Disco – use kitchen utensils to create music. Can you find items that you can tap or shake to make sounds?
  • Practise mixing ingredients – meal preparation, making cakes, making playdough, etc….

Create pictures using paint – encourage your child to name the different colours.

Understanding of the World

  • Explore maps of the local area. Can you find where you live, school, park, etc…
  • Try growing plants, e.g. vegetables, herbs, cress heads…
  • Explore the outdoors – what plants can you see?

Use a tablet, computer or phone to find out about the local area. 

Other Ways to Help

  • Look at what your child has been up too using the ‘Seesaw’ app.
  • Talk about what they have done at school each day.
  • Practise new signs with your child.

Share your news with us via the ‘Seesaw’ app.

Swimming

Swimming is on a Monday morning.

Please ensure your child has their swimming kit in school.

Year 6 children will be swimming at Oldham baths.Year 3-5 children will be swimming in the school pool.


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