Spotlight on: Pre-prep
Our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 teachers on Pre-prep activities this term
Year 2 – Mrs Kerry Owens
This week I told my class they had a new name: ‘Year 2 and 3/4’, because they are so nearly Year 3 pupils! This half term is all about getting ready to move into Acton House in September. Children often worry that suddenly they will need to know, and be able to do, everything, asking, “what will happen if we don’t know one of the joins for our handwriting?”, for example. The answer is “you are all still learning and the learning will carry on, just as it has done all year”. Looking back through their workbooks from last September really helps the girls to appreciate just how far they’ve come. They sometimes laugh at their early attempts at writing and I remind them that teaching and learning is all about improving. It is also about building confidence and independence too and as I write reports it is satisfying to be able to write “you are ready for the new challenges to come in Year 3”!
Year 1 – Mrs Carol Kew
There are lots more exciting things planned for the last weeks of the Summer Term, including designing and making a Victorian necklace, learning all about quilts and reading the story of The Quiltmaker’s Gift, by Jeff Brumbeau.
Reception – Miss Natalie Shale