Taking steps to independence
Badger Class is made up of a group of fourteen children who are supported by Mrs Cook, Mrs Stables, Miss C Jones, Mrs Braiden, Ms Styles, Miss E. O'Connell and Mrs S Thompson. Miss Fellows will be supporting with our personal care and Mrs Shenstone will also be working with us on a Monday and Tuesday. 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 Class. We will be introducing and developing 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.
This half term we will be exploring the ‘Amazing animals’ theme. Our theme has been chosen to meet the needs of all of our pupils in light of their cognitive and developmental stages. We will also be focusing on ‘Creative and Art activities’ during our Wednesday "Enrichment".
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 through child initiated and adult led approaches. We want our children to feel comfortable, confident and independent within the classroom so wherever possible and safe to do so 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 and encourage every child to do their very best in order to achieve their full potential.
We do our best, stay happy and learn together.
Please remember to check your child's home-school book every day as we use these to communicate messages to you if we don't see you at the end of the school day. They also allow you to provide us with information or ask any questions.
We visit the forest on Thursdays. Please make sure warm clothes, wellies and waterproofs are brought in on these days as we visit the forest even when it is raining.