Wonder Zone - Year 1 and 2
Mrs Lorna Kite
Welcome to Wonder Zone! In our Year 1 and 2 class children hone the skills of independent learning and explore the curriculum through a creative and energetic approach. Learning is driven by the enthusiasm of both staff and pupils, with quality talk promoting inquiry and reflection. We recognise and celebrate the fact that we are all individuals and take time to listen to each other with thought and compassion. Children are happy to acknowledge their mistakes as an essential and valuable part of their learning process, and the supportive and inclusive environment means that children become empowered, confident learners.
Mrs Hammond, Mrs Kite, Miss Strickland and Mrs Reid encourage rich conversations and facilitate the learning through the use of the 5 B’s – Brain, Bits & Bobs, Book, Buddy and Big. The classroom is organised, colourful and a place of shared responsibility wherein children feel confident to ask for equipment, models and vocabulary to support their understanding. Children are encouraged to become "stretchy," curious learners who are always keen to explore the next steps in their learning journey.
In addition, we are continuing to focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar with the aim of being really aware of the way in which sentences are crafted and words changed. In maths, we are driving number patterns, times table facts and continuing to practice calculation of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. There are many really useful websites that can support this learning and help your child continue to explore key concepts at home: