In Class 2 our teacher is Mrs Rowberry and our teaching assistant is Mrs Gibson. We are in Years 1 and 2. We follow the Key Stage 1 part of the National Curriculum. Mrs Rowberry plans exciting and interesting lessons for us. The subjects we learn are:
We have adopted a continuous provision style of teaching, in our class we call this 'Treasure Time'. This is to reflect and build on children's experiences in Reception exploring Rainbow Challenges as well as the adoption of LIFE as our Christian ethos. Everyday new activities are introduced, while previous activities are still accessible, so learning is always being moved on and developed. Mrs Rowberry and Mrs Gibson work with small groups on focussed English and maths activities which are then complimented by independent learning. This means all children are supported and challenged at their own level and we are all busy exploring.
We believe we learn best when we work in partnership with parents. Reading at home, every night if possible, is a great way to improve your phonics ability and comprehension. Mrs Rowberry also send home regular English and mathematic homework These activities are very much based on what we have been learning in class. Occasionally we may send home an idea for an optional bigger 'project' to be completed, possibly over a half term holiday or a few weeks. Examples of these projects include make a lighthouse or a representation of your home using any materials or media you would like.
We always try to start and finish our English sequences of learning with a WOW in and a WOW out. These can include something appearing in the classroom to special visits or visitors.
Very often, we explore these subjects through our topic work. Some of the exciting themes we’ve covered include The Great Fire of London, The Seaside and Treasure Island. Our classroom is spacious with room inside and outside for us to work, whatever the weather. We enjoy working hard on activities that can be put on display.
If you’d like to know more about our curriculum please do contact the school. If you come and visit we can also show you the curriculum maps we send home to our parents each term.