Eid Mubarak to all of our lovely families who are celebrating this special occasion. We hope you have a wonderful time. The children have been taking part in different activities to celebrate Eid and to learn more about this special time for Muslims. Yesterday, Kingfisher class took part in a food tasting session. We tried spicy samosas, pakoras and delicious naan bread. The children who were reluctant to taste the food were happy to use their senses to explore the food instead.
I hope you all had a lovely Easter break and enjoyed spending time together over the holidays. It is lovely to welcome the children back. We have lots of exciting things planned for this half term. Please see our curriculum map below.
Summer 1 Curriculum Map
Christmas has started early in Kingfisher Class! This week, the children made a wreath using Christmas colours. We added some shiny ribbon and they are now hanging on our classroom door! Very festive!
Looks like we have a future builder in Kingfisher Class!
Diwali - Festival of Light
This week, the children learnt all about the Hindu festival of Diwali. They took part in a range of Diwali activities throughout the week. Some of these included making paper plate Diva lamps, Rangoli patterns using coloured rice and dressing up in special clothes.
Take a look at the photos below.
CHILDREN IN NEED
It was lovely to see some of the children arrive in school in their PJ's and spotty clothes to support Children in Need. We did lots of different Pudsey activities which they all enjoyed. Our favourite activities included; decorating spotty biscuits using icing sugar and sprinkles, making Pudsey Bear using paper plates and carefully coloured a range of Pudsey pictures.
Here are a few photos from our day.
Welcome Back Everyone
I hope you all had a lovely half term break and enjoyed your family time together.
We have another busy half term ahead with lots of exciting and engaging activities. Please take a look at our curriculum map below which gives an outline of our planning for this half term. Please remember to visit our class page regularly as I will be uploading photographs of different things your child will be experiencing in school.
Jo, Liz, Michelle, Ty & Theresa
Autumn 2 Curriculum Map
Please find below our curriculum map for this term.
Welcome to Kingfisher Class! My name is Jo and I am the your child's class teacher. Also working in Kingfisher class is Liz (TA3), Michelle (TA1), Ty (TA1) and Theresa (TA1). It is so lovely to be back in school. I am sure you are all feeling the same.
We have been doing lots of fun activities to help the children get to know one another as well as the adults in their class.
Kingfisher class is a shoots class and we following a semi – formal curriculum. It is a life skills based curriculum, developing personal independence and continuing to build on communication. Children will continue to build upon learning to learn skills, able to attend, play and self-occupy for extending periods of time.
The children are happy to be back at school and are already following our routines and structures very well.
Our English book this half term is The train ride.
Climb aboard for a rhythmic train ride through the country. There's lots to see and someone very special waiting at the end!
A little girl and her mother board the train in town and set off on a journey through the countryside. As they travel, the girl looks out of the window, asking "What shall I see? What shall I see?" And what does she see? Sheep, cows, horses and much more!
We have lots of exciting props to explore when reading the book. We will complete lots of English activities linked to this lovely story speaking and listening, writing, reading , ICT and craft activities.
In Maths we will be spending a week studying the following areas money, number, measure, using and applying and positional language.
In PSHE we will be following a recovery curriculum that is designed to support the children’s return to full time school after such a long time away. We will be following the process of the catch it bin it procedure. Our Topic this half term is ‘All about Me’ and each week we are studying a different area including likes and dislikes, friends, family, senses and body parts. Our Assemblies will be linked to these areas.
Cookery this half term we will be making sandwiches and the fillings will include jam, tuna and cucumber, marmite, soft cheese and chocolate spread.
We will not be going out on any trips this half term as our focus is settling the children back into school; however we will have walks in the local community.
PE with Owen will be on a Monday and Tuesday and Expressive Arts will be with Coral on a Wednesday.
Please email any questions or information to me at Kingfisher@richmondhill.luton.sch.uk.