My name is Miss Keatley and I am the class teacher. The teaching assistant who works with us is called Mrs Shaw.
In Seacole 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 centred around two themes across 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, Forgiveness and Faith. 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 two ways; we take great pride in our books with written, drawn and photographic evidence of our learning. We are also lucky to have Tapestry; parents and carers are welcome and encouraged to add anything they see at home.