KS1 Transformation Project
The programme has been run in our Early Years and other settings across the UK. During the project the schools involved discovered:
- the importance of the environment and why being outdoors offers powerful and unique learning experiences that are different to those inside
- the importance of play as a critical aspect of effective learning
- examples of high-quality provision and illustrated how resources can be organised to support independent experiences
- how the role of the adult in terms of skills, attitudes and knowledge enable children to progress in their learning
- how practitioners can effectively evaluate practice and identify the impact on young children's learning and development
As a result of its success St Gregory's aims to bring this approach to its KS1 classes and we will aim to implement these Principles of Best Practice:
- Children are supported by adults who are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about learning and play both inside and outside
- Space is carefully planned. Areas of provision are placed to complement each other.
- The environment is attractive, accessible and stimulating.
- Areas of provision are well resourced and well organised.
- The environment is appropriately resourced and well organised to support independence.
- Systems are in place to ensure the environment is well maintained and resources are regularly replenished.
- Children have access to a broad range of play-based learning experiences to support their learning and development.
- Routines support children's need to access continuous provision for extended periods of time.
- Adults interact with children to support their play, thinking and learning.
- Children's learning and development is documented and used to inform planning.
- Adults are reflective, evaluative and proactive in development and improvement.
- Effective risk management processes enable children to access rich learning experiences.
Please see Jude Twani's (from Early Excellence) power point below for more information.
Here you will find updates of all the wonderful learning in Stone Bay.
We have been very fortunate to have two visitors this week in Key Stage 1. On Thursday afternoon the author and illustrator Joseph Hopkins spoke to the children about a day in the life of an author and on Friday morning the fire brigade visited the children.
After a whole school assembly where Joseph Hopkins read one of his books he visited year 1 and 2 to talk to us about a day in the life of an author and illustrator. He showed the children how a book makes the journey from his imagination to being published, giving the children a preview of a book that will be published for the charity Demelza House next year. He then showed the children how, as an illustrator, he brings his characters to life.
Mathletics will be set every Friday. The children will have until 9am on the following Friday to complete this.
Spellings will also be set on a Friday. These can be found on our class page. The children will be tested on these the following Friday morning.
Home Learning Books
These were sent home with the children on Friday. I am sorry that I have not been able to get these home to you sooner. Please can they be returned to school on Wednesday 11th October so that I can look at the children's fabulous work. Suggested home learning tasks can be found on our curriculum newsletter which you can download at the bottom of our class page.
Stone Bay has had a delivery...