The Trailblazer class are taught by Mrs Laufs and Mrs Murphy.
The children will develop the learning journey they started when they joined the school, in the Reception class when they were taught the Early Years and Foundation Stage curriculum. Now the children are in year 1, they will follow the National Curriculum. A major focus of Year 1 curriculum is developing children's reading skills using a programme of Phonics. In June 2020, the class will complete a Phonics test which is set by the Government.
Help your child with Phonics by looking at the Phonics guide below.
Forest school uses the outdoor environment to help all children learn. Children are encouraged to develop independence skills, improve their decision making and raise their self-esteem through small achievable tasks. Sessions of Forest School are child led to accommodate individual learning styles and schemas, children are encouraged to make choices and follow their own learning. The adults’ role is facilitative and enables observation and assessment of the children by a qualified Forest School leader. Teachers and practitioners involved with the children who participate in Forest School report significant improvements in Independence, self-esteem, social skills and concentration levels. Parents of children involved in Forest School have reported changes in independence, self-esteem and their child’s social outlook. Children are given opportunities at Forest School to engage in activities such as:
Hot chocolate and biscuit time!
And many more…
We love reading
This autumn the Entrepreneurs have been reading a range of books including Feelings by Libby Walden, to support Wellbeing, the Snail and the Whale and The Smartest Giant in Town, both by Julia Donaldson
Entrepreneurs open an Art gallery
As part the classes art curriculum they have been looking at the work of Vincent Van Gogh. After the children looked at the painting Starry night they created their own paintings using pastels.
We wholeheartedly follow the Bexley Agreed Syllabus as this reflects that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, whilst taking account of the teaching and practices of the other principal religions presented in Great Britain. This agreed syllabus expects schools as a minimum to provide opportunities for pupils to be taught about Christianity and the five recognised world faiths and also explore the secular world view. We support this inclusive approach.