Welcome to Cedar Class
My name is Miss Keatley and I am the class teacher. The teaching assistant who works with us Monday to Thursday is called Mrs Shaw and we have Mr Curnow with us on a Friday.
In Cedar Class the children of Year 1 and 2 are encouraged to learn through play, exploration of the classroom environment and independent learning challenges. We follow an immersive curriculum which is explored through different topics over the year, in order to offer the class real experiences and deep engagement with our core subjects.
Every morning, we have a mixture of adult-led, guided group and freeflow learning; the children are strongly encouraged to set their own challenge through the activities they choose to do. Across the afternoons we take part in specific tasks linked to our theme which apply practical, creative and playful methods of learning. Above all, the children’s time in Key Stage 1 is an opportunity to develop into independent, challenge-seeking individuals.
In the classroom, we promote our Christian values - Teamwork, Kindness, Respect, Honesty and Forgiveness. To reflect the self-awareness and self-regulation that we wish our children to have, our class works as a team to support and celebrate each other’s learning behaviours, to be the best we can be.
Our learning is recorded in different ways; we take great pride in our books with written, drawn and photographic evidence of our learning.