‘Parents and carers are particularly appreciative of the very effective induction arrangements and confirm that their children settle quickly in this engaging environment. They typically comment “my children have had the best start I could possibly wish for’ (Ofsted 2009) 

Welcome to Year One

There are two Year 1 classes:

1GE – Mrs Greensmith and Mrs Everitt’s class

1T   – Miss Travis’ class

 

 

Meet The Learning Team – These are the Tops for good Learning in KS1

Theo Thinker

  • I know and understand what I can do well
  • I know what I need to do next to improve my work
  • I can recognise what I could have done better
  • I know what helps me to learn well
  • I can ask sensible questions about my work
  • I can tell you what I liked and disliked about a task
  • I can pick the best time to talk to someone

Rosie Resourceful

  • I try myself and then ask for help if I need it

  • I choose and use equipment needed for my activity

  • I can think of my own ideas

  • I play, observe and experiment to find things out

  • I have a go at new things

  • I ask thinking questions

  • I know different ways of keeping calm

Sharma Share

  • I can work together in a group; taking turns
  • I am happy to lead and follow other people’s ideas
  • I can listen to other people’s ideas without interrupting them
  • I listen to the views and opinions of everyone during a discussion; even if we don’t agree
  • I know when to talk to someone about a worry and that this can help me
  • I can suggest a way to get on after a falling out

Percy Vere

  • I keep trying even when it is hard
  • I concentrate when I am learning
  • I try to think of more than one way to solve a problem
  • I will leave an activity and go back to it if it takes a long time to solve
  • I give myself thinking time
What is the Learning Team all about?

Helping pupils to become better learners.

Developing learning power which is transferable to different situations, including those beyond the classroom.

A set of attitudes and skills displayed by good learners.

What is it based on?

Research into learning and the brain.

Practical trials in schools.

The work of Prof. Guy Claxton.

How does it work?

Provides a coherent picture of what it takes to be a good learner.

Capitalises on learning to learn ideas, so that all children see themselves as learners.

Develops the ability to learn in different ways.

The Four Rs

The ‘learning habits’ are translated into 4 areas and each is modelled to the children with the use of characters.

Resilience – Percy Vere

(Being absorbed, managing distractions, noticing patterns and connections and perseverance).

Resourcefulness – Rosie Resourceful

(Finding solutions to problems).

Reflectiveness – Theo Thinker

(Thinking about problems, planning and evaluating strategies).

Reciprocity – Sharma Share

(Working with others and sharing ideas).

Latest News

Spring 2018

Spring 2018

Spring 2018 Literacy We have focused our writing on the Funny Bones story. We loved retelling the story to each other; In a dark, dark house, there was a dark, dark cellar. We described the characters and discussed their behaviour. We explored alternative words for...

read more
Summer 2018

Summer 2018

Summer 2018 Literacy The children enjoyed writing their recounts after their trip to Botanical gardens. They were careful to put events in to the correct order using ‘time words’. Mr Payne visited us to read some of his wonderful poems. This inspired the children to...

read more