Elm Class teacher is Miss Sutherland and they are also supported by Mrs Thomas.
Welcome to Elm Class. We are the Year 1 class at Chesterton Primary school and there are 30 children in our class. We are a friendly and caring class, who are always looking out for each other when we are doing our both inside, as well as in our outside area. We like to spend time together, sharing ideas and learning with our friends.
The learning in Year 1 is organized in a range of ways including group work, independent learning and focused activities. The children access challenge baskets in all areas of learning during the day and also complete focused activities for Maths and English. We encourage independence in Year 1 however all children are supported if they need help with their learning.
All lessons are taught with a whole class input which then leads into the focused activities which are differentiated by 4 levels of challenge. The children are able to choose their preferred challenge independently and are then supported through them if needed. The children also complete stupendous challenges which deepen their learning and we encourage them to think creatively to apply their knowledge in various ways. The children work very hard during the day and are encouraged to review and improve their work. The children complete 'Next Steps' which move their learning forward and often reflect on their own work.
In year 1 we guide our learning through the children's interests. We do this thorough a channel of a Big Questions. accessing the learning in this form allows the children to become engrossed and engaged into the topic and encourages them to ask further questions to deeper their knowledge. We always begin our theme lessons from the child's point of view. We find out what the children already know and what they want to find out about. The books that are covered in English are also chosen with the interests of the children in mind. Each class is different and thrive on a range of genre's and themes which we try to incorporate into our lessons.