When the children progress to Year 1 they further develop their knowledge, development and skills within the framework of the Key Stage One curriculum. Phonics and reading is one of the the linchpins that holds all of their learning together, thus one of our main priorities - good readers make good writers and by enabling children to segment and blend fluently, we open up an entire world of possibiltiies to them across the rest of the curriculum.
Our class teacher is Miss Eldon, who loves the outdoors and ensures that Blue Class have weekly garden sessions, planting and growing a variety of fruits and vegetables in our school garden. Wellingtons are recommended, it gets very muddy! Our teaching assistants are Mrs Gilmour, Mrs Rogers, Mrs Smith and Mrs Robbins.
They create a vibrant and positive environment where the children are able to continue to flourish and grow in independence, as they follow a rich and progressive curriculum to become ready for Year 2.
Our KS1 pupils continue to grow the knowledge, skills and understanding they will need to become active citizens of society and happy, curious life-long learners. We ensure that learning is accessible for all, and that children’s individual progress is valued.
Children learn to reflect on their own goals and develop a love of reading, writing and number. We make meaningful cross-curriculum links, follow the children’s interests and provide enhancement opportunities to engage each child and help them develop a love of learning.
In Blue Class we continue to grow and celebrate a language-rich curriculum, as we know this is essential to the successful acquisition of skills and knowledge across the curriculum. All our children continue to enjoy teaching of systematic, synthetic phonics. Their love of reading is further grown with planned exposure to a range of authors and reading genres and opportunities to value and celebrate reading across the curriculum.
We continue to work collaboratively with parents and carers to encourage independent, enthusiastic learners who thrive and reach their full potential. Community involvement is also an essential part of the curriculum. Throughout their time in the Middle Unit, the children further grow a sense of belonging to our school, church and wider communities.
We work to support individual need, to ensure each pupil is supported to do their very best, working alongside parents and with outside agencies, where necessary, for all groups of students.
The gallery below is a fantastic window into Blue Class and all the exciting things the childen do: