Conker Class may be the first school experience your child has, Reception year, and we strive to ensure all our children are happy, secure and set up for success as they move through the school. We see each child as an individual and teach them using a range of learning styles to ensure the learning objective is understood and achieved successfully.
The teaching team comprises of Mrs Vivian, Mrs Clements, Mrs Athaym Miss Baggs and Mrs Browne who support the 24 children on roll.
We are fortunate to have two classrooms that we can access - the indoor one and the outdoor one. We utilise the space that we have everyday, valuing both areas equally.
Learning in Conker Class is hands on, using lots of resources to explore and provide provocations that get our children thinking and discovering. Our main aim is to encourage one another and build each other up to achieve our own individual full potential with a healthy ‘can do’ attitude.
EYFS Curriculum Overview: In Conker Class see us exploring the topics Once Upon a Family, Once Upon a Celebration, Once Upon a Time in My World, Once Upon a Change and Once Upon a Sensory Exploration. Our core texts are linked to our topics and include: The Colour Monster, Stickman, Iris and Isaac, The Gingerbread Man, Errol's Garden and Funny Bones.
Phonics is taught through the scheme Little Wandle and we are learning 4 new sounds a week alongside some common exception (tricky) words. We hear the children read three times a week in small groups before sending this book home. We ask that every child reads at home daily for 5 minutes, little and often at this age.
You can get access to free online audiobooks here: Sooper Books
Maths is taught using Number Sense, White Rose and Numberblocks. We ensure breadth and application at each stage so that these underpinning early maths concepts are secure. All sessions use manipulatives to help deepen understanding and make the learning interactive.
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