Starting 'big' school will be the first of many milestones in your child's life and should be remembered as an exciting and happy experience. Our belief in Class One is that a happy child will learn and so we strive to provide an environment that is safe and secure with routines, opportunities to learn through play and lots of FUN! Class One is a mixed Reception and Year One class. Mrs Green is the class teacher supported by a Teaching Assistant, Mrs Davis.
The curriculum in Class One is broad, well balanced and child-centred. We encourage learning activities which involved 'hands on' experience. A great deal of learning takes place through play activities in the early years. Our philosophy is to start from where the child is and what the child can do and build on their experiences individually.
Childhood is a precious and unique time. We try to make sure they enjoy their school activities and have FUN! A happy child will learn.
The Foundation Stage Curriculum consists of :
Personal Social and Emotional Development
Communication and Language
Literacy – Reading and Writing
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Communication, Language, Literacy and Mathematics are taught in the mornings with Topic work and PE in the afternoons. The school's Christian values are reinforced in all that we do and RE is taught as a separate subject. Our routine is flexible and can change according to the weather, significant events and unforseen opportunities as they arise. Our outdoor area reflects the inside classroom with a role play area and learning environment and children are encouraged to spend time outdoors.
Prior to joining Kingsland School in 2003 Mrs Green taught in Holmer Primary School, Hereford where she learnt to teach the Steel Pans. Upon arriving in Kingsland Mrs Green acquired a set of steel pans and runs two after school clubs a week for children in KS2. Mrs Green is also Special Educational Needs Coordinator (SENCo) and oversees the teaching and learning of all children on the school SEN register.
"The work will wait while you show your child the rainbow. But the rainbow won't wait while you do the work." Patricia Clifford.