Welcome to Class JB’s page

Class JB is a Foundation Stage class containing 29 of the younger children in the school. Mrs Brown is the class teacher and Mrs McLoughlin is the nursery nurse. We have parent helpers and volunteers who also come into the class at various times each week to work with the children and listen to them read.

In the Foundation Stage the children are encouraged to learn through play and exploration, whilst developing their confidence and independence. The children take part in a variety of focused learning activities with an adult in addition to continuous provision which the children call their ‘busy time’.

The children are encouraged to learn both inside and outside and have continuous access to our outdoor classroom. The classrooms are set up with exciting activities to support the seven areas of learning and reflect the children’s interests and experiences. The children have a snack table where they can have milk, a cup of juice and a piece of fruit throughout the day, we ask that each child brings 50p per week to cover the cost of the juice, biscuits and hot chocolate at Forest Schools, and baking materials.

Each week the children have PE on a Wednesday morning; for this the children wear shorts and t-shirts, during the summer term they will also require a pair of trainers.

On Thursday afternoons the children learn outside using the ‘Forest Schools’ approach.  We try our best to listen to the children read three times per week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays when their reading books are changed and ask that they practise these regularly at home.

Each child has a me a ‘Me and My Family’ book in which they can write and draw pictures of things they have done with their family.  These can be returned each Monday to share with the class. Children are also encouraged to share any achievements or experiences at home through our ‘Learning Journey at Home’ display. They can write on a leaf shaped paper and add it to the display which will form part of their learning journey over the year.