Welcome to the Wrens Class! 


Teacher: Louisa Carter

TAs: Anne Tomlinson, Chloe Riley and Khloe Fox

Mid Day Leader: Rachel Williamson


Somewhere Over the Rainbow

The Wrens had an amazing time this half term whilst learning through our topic of ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’.

During our sensory story ‘The Wrens and the Rainbow Bear’ we explored our favourite toys and resources, looking at all the bright colours. We all loved listening to the adults in our class singing one of our classes’ favourite songs ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star’ whilst using our visual skills to look at the rainbow star lights! We smiled and moved our bodies whilst listening to the singing.

In sensory play activities we had lots of fun exploring the beautiful colours of the rainbow, making prints with our hands and feet for our own class rainbow. We have now put this in up in our class archway for everyone to see! We also used our hands to explore and make choices between different colourful materials and sensory bottles. We used our hands to make marks and prints with some messy materials for a very special, royal occasion this term and even decorated our very own British flags for our class Coronation party! We had lots of fun!

In sensory food play, we had lots of fun exploring different foods each week, for every colour of the rainbow! We all loved the smell of the lime flavoured jelly and the texture of the oranges. Some of us even tasted the orange and the blueberries, enjoying the new and exciting flavours.

We worked brilliantly on developing our physical skills during jabadao, rebound therapy and swimming sessions this term too. We have been working very hard on our sitting, walking, and even participating in learning time whilst in our standing frames. 

As the weather is getting warmer, we have enjoyed being outdoors for learning and play activities. We loved relaxing with our friends outdoors for our wellbeing sessions whilst the adults in our class blew bubbles for us, helping us develop our visual skills to track and follow them.  We were all very good at this!

We look forward to our new topic next term, ‘Ticket to Ride’ and wish you all a peaceful holiday. 

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 –

  • Make ‘colour’ treasure baskets for your child using toys, materials or sensory resources from around the home. Can your child take out items and explore? Do they show preferences for certain materials? 
  • Make sensory bottles using different coloured materials you may find around the home. Can they grasp, shake, knock over the bottles?
  • Make some jelly for your child to explore using their senses. Do they touch or pick up the jelly? 
  • Play ‘ready..steady’ games using different coloured balloons-Blow up a balloon for your child and then let it go! Repeat this several times. How do they respond? Can they track the moving balloon? Do they show anticipation?
  •  Use Intensive Interaction with your child– copy the sounds, movements and actions that your child makes and watch and wait to see how they respond when you mirror what they are doing

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