Welcome to Laurel class
Children: 8 boys and 3 girls
Staff: Ros, Libby, Gaynor, Helen & Emily
Welcome to Laurel Class 2019- 2020!
There has been lots of changes this year in Laurel Class. We welcomed Ros and Emily to the teaching team and also several new pupils. Everyone has settled down well to our new routine, enjoying free play opportunities, following completion of their morning work folders. Pupil’s have also taken on additional responsibilities to help with the smooth running of the class – and they’re loving this! Laurel Class has enthusiastic Snack Helpers and Waitresses, as well as Electronic Checkers.
We also continue to embrace the responsibility needed to look after our Classroom and take part in various exercises with growing skill and independence. Each day we all help to tidy and clean our space, and a real sense of pride is developing! Ask your child what their weekly job is – could they also do something similar at home? Please send us any photographs taken – we love to see our helpful pupils, helping at home too!
We continue to link up with our friends in Cherry Class to take part in focused activities around Narrative and some large group Play and Sensory sessions. This is particularly positive experience as many current Cherry pupils, were previously in Laurel Class, so to maintain those close links and support the transition is invaluable.
Inline with our Curriculum we are getting out and about lots too – each day a group of one or more pupils leaves the school site and walks within the local community. We walk around Caldy Valley Park, to various local shops and also take a shopping trip to purchase items needed for our kitchen skills session. Additionally the class visit St Luke’s Church Cafe for a drink, nibble and a chat.
Our regular weekly activities include swimming, bikes, Relax Kids yoga and kitchen skills session. We also have frequent opportunities to attend Forest School sessions with Peter.