Teacher: Mrs Parkin / Mrs Macleod
HLTA: Mrs Idini
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Beach / Mrs Long
Teacher: Mrs Ruffle / Miss Hazelhurst
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Emmerson
Teacher: Mrs Kingsley
HLTA: Ms Sunderland
HLTA: Miss Keets
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Flower
|Year Group / Class||Teacher||Teaching Assistants|
|Acorn||Mrs Parkin / Mrs Macleod||Mrs Idini (HLTA), Mrs Beach and Mrs Long|
|Blossom||Mrs Ruffle / Miss Hazelhurst||Mrs Emmerson|
|Holly||Mrs Kingsley||Ms Sunderland|
|Willow||Miss Keets (HLTA)||Mrs Flower|
Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception Classes) Learning Narrative – Summer Term 2017
A mysterious bottle arrives in the classroom. Inside the bottle, the children find an old piece of parchment on which diagrams have been drawn. A treasure map! After following several clues, the children eventually head to the beach, where they find a shipwreck. A pirate approaches. His ship was run aground and its cargo spilled. The children must help the pirate by following clues, digging for treasure (X marks the spot, of course). Finally, the children find a buried chest, inside which are stolen jewels! They children must now find out from whom the treasure was stolen. Following the results of their investigation, the children discover that the jewels were taken from a mermaid. Mermaid Miriam visits the class and confirms that the treasure was stolen from her. She thanks the children, and takes it back home, to her castle. The children decide to accompany her, with a visit to the aquarium. Finally, the pirate apologises for taking her treasure, and the pair become friends and have a party, in which they wear the mermaid’s jewellery.
At White Meadows Primary we use the Read Write Inc. phonics programme across both Key Stages up to Year 3. This phonics scheme provides a systematic approach to literacy, both reading and writing, which is fun and engaging. This is supplemented with the use of phonetically decodable books from Oxford Reading Tree and the Phonic Bug schemes, along with a range of other texts. Further details on how you can support your child can be found on the Read Write Inc. website.
In addition to the above programme, we also use the Big Write and Big Maths schemes and Little Big Maths in Foundation Stage.