Swans

Welcome to Swans Class

We are a happy class of 8 pupils aged between 5 and 8.

We have 5 members of our Class Team: Faye is our Class Teacher and we have 4 great Teaching Assistants: Yvette, Kirsty, Nicki and Lisa.  Everybody works together to help us achieve our individual goals in all aspects of the school day.

We learn through the EYFS curriculum which supports us in the prime areas of learning – physical development, personal and social development and communication and language. The provision and experiences planned for the children supports them to gain these skills necessary to access other aspects of the curriculum, expressive arts, literacy, mathematics and understanding of the world.

There are plenty of opportunities to learn through practical play activities. Through play and exploration, both independently and alongside an adult, children are learning a whole range of skills across all areas of the curriculum.

We are very lucky to have a spacious classroom with separate rooms for messy play/snack and learning/focused work. These facilities really enable us to plan and deliver to the children’s individual needs. As well as this we have our own secure outdoor space with mud kitchen, sand/water play with a variety of outdoor equipment.

During the school week we participate in a variety of activities including forest school, dough disco, cookery, art, swimming sessions and for the first part of the school year we will be horse riding. We will be able to enjoy our PE sessions with Zak and Forest School sessions with Bex. Each of us have our own Structured Support Plan which enables us to have a personalised curriculum to allow us to achieve our individual goals. We enjoy whole group sessions, as well as working in smaller groups and individually within the class.

We have a busy year planned, where each term the Primary Department will have a different topic to focus around. This term we are focusing around our topic of ‘Minibeasts’. We will be sharing stories such as ‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ and ‘What the ladybird heard’, and using all our senses to to experience exciting activities. For regular updates check out our class blog!