We are a happy troop of 11 Monkeys who are taught by Wendy to Monday to Wednesday and by Stacey on Wednesday to Friday. They are ably assisted by Kelly, Sam and Sue.
The children are developing their independence in their learning and their self-help skills. Each morning pupils are encouraged to hang up their things and bring in their home-school books. They have jobs which they share throughout the week such collecting & returning the register to the office, carrying the lunchboxes to the dinner hall and helping with snack and home times.
To promote independence in their learning, each pupil has their own drawer which contains their independent workbooks. Everything in the classroom is in labelled drawers, pots and carriers so they can fetch and put away their equipment, which they are encouraged to do. We have areas for mark making, role-play and reading and the children are responsible for putting their work in the finished work tray.
In the Autumn Term we learn about the battle of Hastings in 1066 through our topic ‘Under Attack!’. In the Spring Term we learn to explore the local area and other countries in our ‘Where’s Wally’ topic. In the Summer Term we will be learning about local businesses, trade and comparing our locality with another in our topic ‘Out and About’. We access these topics through busy learning, whole class and small group activities and some 1:1 sessions.
We enjoy our massage sessions and our social time to play and interact as friends! We are learning how to be kind, listen and share.
This term Monkey class will be swimming and will have Forest School after half term. We will be working on our reading skills, learning how to read the words using phonics and whole word recognition, as well as understanding what we are reading.