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Cockerham Parochial

Church of England Primary School

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Class 1

DT Project - Moving Parts

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Class 1 have been investigating various pop up books and experimenting with moving parts. The children then planned and designed their own page around the theme of a toy shop.

Class 1 is made up of children in Year 1 and Year 2.  The children are supported in their learning by the class teacher, Mrs Judith Brucciani and   Teaching Assistant - Mrs Susan Brayfield . Mrs Brucciani is an experienced Key Stage 1 teacher who, as the children move from the EYFS to KS1, continues to place children and their interests at the centre of teaching and learning. She also is the school’s SENDCO (Special Educational Needs and Disability Coordinator) who has met the Government standards and achieved the National Award For Special Educational Needs Coordinators (NASC). Mrs Brayfield  is highly competent teaching assistants who are well-qualified and have trained as special support assistants for children with autism. They all have high expectations of behaviour for learning and are aspirational for all the children.

Mrs Brucciani works together closely with the KS1 Team to ensure that the children have a smooth transition from Reception and settle well into their new nurturing and exciting learning environment. The classroom environment is light and airy and we have access to two fantastic outdoor areas. Learning activities are planned from a central theme with the children inputting their ideas for developing their learning. Activities are designed to captivate the children’s imaginations in order to move their learning forward and meet individual learning needs. We plan for personal, social, spiritual, moral and cultural development and incorporate learning Italian into our daily routines.

We want our children to become happy, confident, ambitious, independent learners who feel valued as individuals. The key focus of KS1 is on developing phonics, reading, writing and maths skills. To this end we have daily phonics sessions, handwriting and mental maths time alongside our English and Maths lessons. Daily Spiritual Time helps the children to focus on developing a stronger sense of self-awareness, fulfilment and purpose. The children are also very keen on developing their fundamental movement skills through a variety of physical activities including swimming (4 half terms out of six), yoga, dance, games and gymnastics.