Tigers is an upper primary class with 13 children in it. Janetta is the class teacher who is ably assisted by Claire, Jo and Amy. We have P.E. on a Tuesday morning and this term we are doing Forest Schools on a Wednesday afternoon. Forest schools is where students can develop their skills in teamwork, socialisation, and have lots of fun outside of the classroom drinking hot chocolate and making things.
During the children’s school day they are encouraged to use their independence, social and academic skills in a variety of ways. Tigers are also taught maths and literacy skills, as well as other subjects on the National Curriculum which encourage the children to learn whilst keeping them engaged. Tiger class also attend phonics streaming with the rest the Junior Hub. Learning takes place inside the class room, outside, in the library, ICT suite and other sites in and around the school and in the wider community.
We enjoy our daily dough disco sessions, which helps to improve their fine motor skills by developing the muscles in their arms and hands. Sometimes, individual children get to lead our dough disco sessions, where they are the teacher and they have to instruct the rest of the class on the moves that they would like everyone to do.
Each Friday, we choose a star of the week for the pupil that has shown great development which gives them a real sense of pride. This pupil will get a special mention in the celebration assembly on Friday. Good behaviour also results in the children being able to access the Ball Park, Soft Play area, emersion room and the dark room.
This term we are learning all about the Anglo-Saxons. We have already discovered some Anglo-Saxon artefacts in the school ground and written to a local museum to find out what they were, as at that point we didn’t even know that they were Anglo-Saxon (some of us did have an inkling). We will also be learning to write like an Anglo-Saxon and to create an Anglo-Saxon shield, to name a few.
Please get in touch with me, Janetta, if you have any questions or would like to know more about our fantastic class. You can do this by using the communication book, ZapTap or emailing me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org