Daily English and Maths lessons take place in the mornings. Assembly, with an act of collective takes place each day. Afternoons are when we learn through topic themes. We hope to be able to resume swimming in our own school pool one day soon. We are thankful for our beautiful school grounds and value and appreciate being able to play recreationally and to learn outdoors. We also love our class mascot, Jigsaw Jack who teaches and inspires us to be the best citizens and learners that we can be.
We start the year by agreeing on the golden class rules which help everyone to understand how to be good learners and how to respect others.
Our class rules are:
We elect 2 children to represent our class in School Council Meetings, where our views on different topics are discussed with other children and school leaders. We plan activities to help us have fun and organise events during the school year.
The classroom is organised into different learning areas like Maths, English, Construction, and Creative . We have a forest themed reading area where we enjoy sharing our love of books. At the start of the year, the learning builds on from the way it is organised in the Reception class, with a focus on playful and exploratory sessions. In the afternoons of Term 1, we plan our own choice of creative, construction and play activities by showing choices on planning cards. As the year unfolds, we make timely transitions and adapt classroom organisation which leads the pupils progressively into the Year 2 modes of learning.