In Owl Class, the children are expected to work hard in preparation for SATs at the end of Year 6 and at the same time, enjoy the responsibilities and privileges which come with being at the top of the school. Their monitor duties give them the chance to show how sensible and reliable they can be and how their behaviour can be an example to others. They are given lots of opportunities to work individually and creatively. The children become more involved in challenges and schemes which will go some way in preparing them for secondary school – the residential trip…Read More
Blackbird Class is taught by Mrs Layer, and is for children in years 4 and 5. The children are helped to become more independent and to develop a positive approach to learning. They are allowed to sit next to their friends if they are sensible and work hard and they are encouraged to take care of their classroom and the equipment within. They have a lovely bright classroom with an outside area that they use for activities that need more space. The children are shown how to use calculators to check their work and for games that help them embed…Read More
The work is more structured than in previous years leading to more independent working. Numeracy consolidates learning from the younger years and leads to applying maths. Reading and writing still make up the largest part of literacy but including more focus on grammar. Our topics are varied and interesting, including historical and geographical topics.
The children of Starlings made the following comments:
"I feel more grown up now I am in a new class."
"Starlings has good work."
"Our own drawers…"
"I like Starlings because I like the blue chairs."
"It feels fun when I am doing maths." Read More
The children in Chaffinch Class are six and seven years old. This is the last class in key stage one and as such play and ‘choosing activities’ begin to give way to a more formal structure in the mornings, where the children are encouraged to concentrate for longer periods of time and take more responsibility for their learning. The classroom has been set up for the first time this year and much of the furniture and equipment is brand new! It is bright and airy with lots of space. In Chaffinch Class the children will begin to develop joined up…Read More
Robins Class is a Year 1 class where the children begin to work on the National Curriculum schemes of work. Children work to develop the reading and writing skills that they have already acquired in the Foundation stage, through regular phonics sessions, literacy lessons and other curriculum areas. Children take part in maths lessons with a strong practical basis. They use many types of maths equipment to promote a strong understanding of mathematical concepts. Mrs Walden and Miss Lowe are the Classteachers. Here are some of the things that the children in Robins like about their class. "I like drawing…Read More
In Sparrow Class Mrs Colgate and Mrs Neilson are the teachers.
Here are some of the things the children say about Sparrow Class.
"I like doing number work on the computer."
"I like paying lego with my friends."
"I liked the Home Corner when it was a pirate ship."
"I liked using the Art area to draw and paint."
"I liked being a detective and looking for Mrs Colgate’s cat." Read More