Staff in our phase
Miss Thorne and Mrs Smith (Robins)
Miss Mayall and Miss Catt (Parrots)
Miss Squires, Mrs Mykytyn and Mrs Oswald (Penguins)
Mrs Strongman and Mrs Summers
How we learn
The main focus of teaching and learning in KS1 is for all children to become successful independent learners.
We begin the day with a morning activity, either handwriting or maths catch up work. After register, we then teach maths. We adapt the White Rose scheme of learning to the needs of our pupils. After a short break, we have phonics which is taught in streamed groups using the letters and sounds scheme (review, teach, practise, apply) the children are learning the phonics phase relevant to their needs. We then have English, where children have the opportunity to explore rich texts and use these texts to enhance their writing skills.
After lunch, we have a daily guided reading session where the children are given the opportunity to talk about their understanding of stories and books while decoding texts independently.
In the afternoons, we follow a broader curriculum. Our topic work is based on the national curriculum objectives but we aim to incorporate additional enrichment activities which are designed to inspire and extend the children’s learning experiences. We aim to immerse the children fully in their topics so they can engage with all areas of learning. We also follow the real PE scheme of learning and children work on different skills from the gym, dance or PE 'cogs'.
What we are learning this year