Mrs Maskell and Mrs Rendle
Welcome to Woodland Class
Welcome to Year 1 and 2
Our class is called Woodland Class, named after the natural environment of ancient woodland (woodland which has existed continuously since 1600 or before). Ancient woodland in the UK, like rainforest in the tropics, is home to rare and threatened species, more than any other UK habitat. For these reasons ancient woodland is often described as irreplaceable and something we need to care for.
We believe that it is our job to ensure your children learn to love school and are ready, by the time they leave us, for KS2. We try to achieve this by ensuring that they are able to read fluently, write legibly, have an understanding of numeracy but most importantly enjoy coming to school and are willing to take full advantage of the opportunities available to ‘let their light shine’. This could be in sports, drama, music, maths, history, writing… the list is endless.
Key Priorities for Woodland Class
- Phonics – achieve the phonics screen standard and to be able to use this in their reading
- Reading – develop a love of and pride in reading
- Handwriting – fluent in their own individual style (print or cursive)
- Maths – to practice and be confident in their skills
- Children are curious to know more
- Care for themselves and others
How do we do this?
With careful planning! We take time to understand how each child learns and engages. We have high standards of work, behaviour and presentation while taking the time to ensure that anyone who needs extra support gets what he or she needs, be it academically or emotionally. We ensure that lessons are exciting and enjoyable by finding different ways to learn. We create a class culture where it is ok to take a risk, make a mistake or ask for help with something.
Term 1 – I wonder …. Why were castles built?
This term we are looking at the different types of castles, what were they used for and how they were used to protect people.
Our other curriculum subjects this term are Art, Computing, Science and RE. We have a range of “I wonder…?” questions to explore in these areas.