Children in the Kingfishers class are taught by Mrs Bolton on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday with Mrs Anstey teaching on a Thursday and Friday morning and Mrs Clarke on a Thursday and Friday afternoon.

 

Our learning theme:

This half term our overriding learning theme is ‘Stewardship of ourselves’. To begin this new term we will think about how we nurture, love and learn as unique individuals. We will spend time exploring how we feel returning to school and how we can explain and describe our emotions in
different ways. We have loved having the children back in school, smiling faces and ready to learn!

English 

We will base our learning around the text ‘The Colour Monster’ exploring how the author Anna Llenas describes different emotions. We will think about why and when we might feel these emotions ourselves and begin to explain and describe them. We will create our own colour monsters and create our own poems and descriptions. We will explore new vocabulary linked with our PSHE. Later we will create our own imaginative stories linked with our ideas on colours and emotions.

 

How you can help

Read with your child every day, help with learning common exception (tricky) words lists sent home, practise phonics sounds for phase 3 and 5. FS - practice using scissors/pencils for fine motor control.

 

Maths

We will look at the place value of numbers and solve practical topic related problems. We will develop our counting and reading/recording of numbers. We will explore addition and subtraction using a range of manipulatives to support our learning. We will also apply our learning to a
range of problem-solving contexts linked with our topic.

 

How you can help: 

Support with key number skills, memorising times tables. Look for numbers in the environment. Play games with dice/top trumps cards to practice reading/sorting and ordering numbers.

 

Curriculum 

Much of our learning this half term is based around our learning in PSHE - where we will think about new beginnings with our start of a new school year. Within this we will explore where we belong, self-awareness including what makes us special within our school, understanding and
managing our feelings and the feelings of others and how we can use our social skills to make friends and solve problems. To complement this learning we will take part in art and creative sessions exploring colour and emotion in different ways.

 

Other additional notes and key dates:

  ~ Sensible shoes to be worn every day as we will also do daily physical activity sessions.
~  Kingfishers will have a PE session on Tuesdays so they may wear their PE kit to school for the day.
~  Please provide your child with a drinks bottle (water) and a coat EVERY day.
~  Parents evenings will take place the first week after half term more information to follow.
~  In the current circumstances we do not have our usual Harvest and Christmas services planned however we are working on ways in which we might safely celebrate and mark these important events. We will keep you updated on this.