Maple- YEAR 1 AND 2 - TEACHING TEAM
Mrs. Kate O'Connell
Mrs. Christie Holloway
Mrs. Jude Holding
Mrs. Lorelei Manns
Mrs. Pauline Kemp
Mrs. Tina Martin
Welcome to Maple class! We are Year 1 and Year 2
Mrs. O'Connell teaches from Tuesday to Friday and Mrs. Holloway teaches on Mondays. Mrs. Holding teaches on a Thursday afternoon whilst Mrs. O'Connell has her PPA time. We are supported by our class TA, Mrs. Manns, throughout the week and Mrs. Kemp, Miss Atkinson and Mrs. Martin as our 1:1 TAs.
In Maple class, we love learning and 'Explore and Learn' and directed challenges help us to develop and progress in all areas of the curriculum. . We work hard to develop a sense of independence and responsibility for our own learning; fostering a sense of pride and eagerness to engage, learn and develop our skills.
We use a restorative approach and strive to listen to all the children's needs, no matter how big or small. We believe that promoting positive relationships help form a sense of place and belonging in our class and school.
LEARNING IN Maple CLASS
We believe that reading is the key to all learning and so we put a large emphasis on teaching children how to read. We use Little Wandle phonics programme to teach phonics and reading. Year 1 children have a daily phonics session and Year 2 a daily spelling session. The children read with a teacher or TA 2/3 times a week and then are encouraged to celebrate their reading at home throughout the week and weekend.
This half term, we have started our writing unit with the book The Tiger Who Came to Tea by Judith Kerr.