In Zebras class, Mr Lord is our teacher and he is supported by the wonderful Teaching Assistant, Mrs Perkins.
We are a happy class who love to learn together. In the classroom we are all encouraged to be brave and unafraid of getting things wrong as we recognise the power of learning through our mistakes and the importance of being resilient learners.
As a class we have created our classroom rules which means that we have a supportive, caring and inclusive learning environment. These are:
We love having a voice in our school and Vivie and Kiyan are our School Council representatives. They take all of our ideas to regular meetings with Senior Leadership. We also contribute to school life by having class representatives on the sports council and eco team.
What we do in Zebras Class
Throughout the year, we work hard on our early writing and mathematics skills so by the end of Year 2, we are fully equipped to move up to Key Stage Two.
In English, we cover a range of texts which includes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We have just written our own versions of the ‘Three Little Pigs’. In the Summer term, we will be learning about fantasy stories and writing our own quest adventures. We follow a mastery curriculum for Maths and our lessons follow a six-part structure, including a Talk Task. We use ‘Star Words’ in every lesson and enjoy putting actions to these to help us remember and understand important Maths vocabulary.
Taking care of ourselves, both physically and mentally, plays a huge role in our day-to-day lives. Completing the daily mile keeps us active and puts a huge smile on our faces.
Some of the extra-curricular activities that we enjoy throughout the year include a trip to Chiltern Open Air Museum, where we pretend to be the three little pigs and build real houses from different materials, and pond dipping in the River Thames.
We cannot wait to continue our journeys as the eldest children in Key Stage 1.