Badger Class is made up of a group of fourteen children who are supported by Mr Robinson, Miss Barrows, Mrs Braiden, Miss Connigale and Miss Jones. The children within Badger class form part of our Lower School (KS1).
We continue to follow the principles of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) building upon and extending the experiences that children have had in Reception. The children will develop new classroom routines consisting of both adult-led and child-initiated activities. We are eager for the children to experience learning activities in both the classroom and the outdoor environment. Each half term we will explore different topics that are fun and ensure we meet the needs of all our pupils in light of their cognitive and developmental stages.
We strive to develop children’s independence and confidence to communicate through the delivery of all our activities and routines. We ensure that we facilitate all communication needs and promote an inclusive classroom environment.
The classroom organisation and overall layout encompasses a range of diverse considerations to meet the needs of all children within the classroom. We aim to ensure that on a daily basis the spaces within the classroom are utilised to enable the best outcomes for all planned activities. We make sure that there is necessary space for all the children to participate in solo and group activities. We want our children to feel comfortable, confident and independent within the classroom so wherever possible our primary aim is to make all resources and equipment accessible.
In Badger Class we recognise that all our children will regularly display new skills and achieve new things. We make sure that we celebrate every achievement no matter how big or small. All our learners are valued, and we aim for every child to do their very best to achieve their full potential.
We do our best, stay happy and learn together.
Things to Note
· Each child will have a home school book. This will be used to communicate messages to you and also allow you to provide us with information or ask any questions. We do want to emphasise that you can come and talk to us or ring school at any time, but the home school book can be used for less important things. The home school book will also provide the chance to communicate with any parents we do not see every day.
· The children will be doing PE on Tuesdays. Please ensure your child has their PE kit in school and that all items are clearly labelled—thank you.
· Forest School is also on Tuesdays. Please ensure your child has wellies in school. It would be really helpful if you’re child could bring old clothes in to school to wear during Forest activities.
· We shall be arranging a ‘Stay and Play’ session very soon when all the children are settled in their new classroom.
Mrs S Braiden
Miss C Barrows
Miss C Connigale
Miss C Jones