Class One is made up of Key Stage 2 students. We work in a range of ways including independent, whole class, group and paired learning. During lesson time the children sit at their tables to receive the whole class input, discussions and sharing of knowledge. We have individual work stations in the classroom that some students opt to sit at for independent and focussed tasks with the minimal distractions. All resources and equipment are made accessible to the students in labelled drawer units.
On a daily basis the visual timetable is set up and discussed during meeting time for that day’s lessons and enrichments. During this time the students can raise any questions or anxieties that they might have and school expectations can be set. Using the focus of the week we can identify important expectations and aim to reach them by the end of the week.
At the end of the day there is also time dedicated to the review of the day, covering how the day has gone and successes are rewarded through the house point system.
In Class One, we have five lessons a day and these are mostly taught by the class teacher. We also have one life skills lesson a week, which is taught by Mrs Chadwick, history is taught by Mrs Cesaro and ICT is taught by Mr Rowley. We have both Maths and English 5 times a week, PE twice a week, of which one is a swimming lesson that takes place at the local leisure centre Abbeycroft. Our class timetables can be found in the attachments section on this page. The individual needs of our students are met through lessons and individualised intervention programmes. Interventions are designed to develop student’s reading, writing, speaking and listening, maths and social skills.
For further details regarding the principles of our curriculum and the courses available to our students select the ‘Our Curriculum’ tile below. Select the ‘Our Subjects’ tile for information on the curriculum content within each subject taught at Churchill School.