Welcome to Early Years!
“Teachers in the early years are skilled in picking up on children’s interests and enthusiasms to extend their learning.” Ofsted February 2019
We are the youngest part of the school and we have lots of fun whilst we learn! We are a pre-school and Reception unit where we work closely together, following an emergent curriculum that is based around the interests of the wonderful children within our unit.
Early Years can be the child’s first experience of the wider world, outside of the family home. It is therefore essential that this experience is varied, rich and of the highest quality to ensure that strong foundations are built to enable our children to progress through life successfully. Miss Dixon is the clssteacher but is on maternity leave. Miss Peart is the current classteacher. Mrs Bird and Mrs Hodgkinson work in the unit as teaching assistants. For more information on our pre-school provision, click here.
Mrs Bird Miss Dixon Miss Peart
See below for what we are learning about this term and click here to view our curriculum jigsaw and more information about the curriculum, including the early learning goals, that we cover in the early years.
Class Two is made up of our Y1 and 2 pupils. Mrs Alison Birkett is the classteacher and Mrs Hodgkinson works as the teaching assistant for three days a week. We have exciting times of learning with theme days such as our open museum, pizza delivery service or 'curiosity and fossil hunting' mornings.
Mrs Hodgkinson Mrs Birkett
See below for what we are learning about this term and click here for more information about what topics we study over the two years in different subjects.
Class Three is where our Y3 and 4 pupils learn. Mr Ellison is the classteacher and Jill Tarn works as the senior teaching assistant to support learning. Mrs Smith teaches Science on a Monday. This years’ curriculum is particularly wide and varied covering the engaging topics of Fabulous Fashions, Rainforests & Volcanoes, a step back in time to examine the Stone Age to Iron Age as well as local history study of Long Marton School. Finally the children will gain a thorough understanding of where their food actually comes from besides the local supermarket!
Jill Tarn Mr Ellison
Look at our curriculum plan for the Summer term and click here for the two year plan and what we learn about in all subjects.
Class Four is where some of our Y4 pupils and all our Y5 and Y6s work, with a brilliant view out of the window across the Eden Valley to Blencathra. Mr Davis is the class teacher and Mrs Smith teaches science on a Tuesday. The children take their responsibilities as the senior children in school seriously, but also begin to look forward to secondary school. The rest of the school visited recently to look at the animal enclosures made in Design Technology.
See below for our curriculum coverage throughout the Autumn term and click here for the two year curriculum coverage.