In Kirkham class we aim to make our curriculum fun, exciting and creative. It is a very important class in which children make the transition from Reception activities into more formal learning. We do aim to get the children outside as often as possible and so we do maths, drama and many other activities in the playground whenever we can.
Every morning we begin with Activate, a physical programme which helps us get our bodies and brains working, or with quiet reading. After registration the children move to their phonics groups where they think about the sounds that make up our words. After that we do Maths and English lessons. In both these subjects the children work in small groups where they maybe expected to get on with independent tasks. We are very proud of our passport system as we believe that these activities give the children the building blocks to help them become independent writers.
At 11:30 each day we have target time. During this session the children might do guided reading in a group with an adult, undertake a variety of intervention activities with other adults, do 'everyone reading in class' (ERIC) or they might do ICT, maths or other independent work.
In the afternoon we do Topic based work which includes Geography, History, Art, Music and Design Technology. We also cover RE, PSHCE (Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education) and PE.
We try to fit in lots of other activities too for example we teach handwriting in the afternoons, visit the school library on Tuesdays and we also like to have storytime.
Our teachers are Mrs Shuttleworth (Monday to Wednesday) and Mrs Bentley (Thursday and Friday). We are very lucky to have Mrs Matthews who works with us in the morning, Miss Coles who works with us in the afternoon and Mrs Dalby who works with us all day. We are also very fortunate that Mrs Cooper helps us at various times during the week. Children in our class take on responsibility for jobs too and so we have class librarians, register people, timetable people, people who hand out books and so on.
Come in and chat to us if you want to find out about Numicon, phonics, Rapid Recall or anything else!
Learning for Life
We will be thinking about being a respectful learner:
A respectful learner is polite.
A respectful learner works well in a team.
A respectful learner takes care of their own and others' things.
A respectful learner keeps the rules.
Check back soon to see what new things we have been up to...