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, a new addition to our KS1 class; this is updated regularly to show all of the fun we’ve been having in class. Parents and carers are welcome and encouraged to add anything they see at home.
Here is a list of key information for Class 2:
- PE takes place on a Thursday and a Friday. Please ensure PE kits are in school for these days, including trainers or plimsolls.
- Guided reading books are changed and diaries are checked on a Monday; please ensure that these books are in school every day in case volunteers or school adults wish to read with your child. Children are expected to read at home five times a week, which should be recorded in the reading diary.
- Homework is set on a Monday. One piece will be through Mathletics and any other evidence can be uploaded to Tapestry, where the class teacher will respond.