Welcome Introductions of staff - current and new
How we already work together Shared entry Shared areas (corridor, outside) Some shared events such as Christmas workshop, Parties and Outdoor week Teachers swapping round/PPA (adults work closely together taking responsibility for all children not just their base class)
Changes for the summer term Mrs Gibbons will become the base teacher for Reception and Mrs Bhogal to become the base teacher for Year 1. Mrs Gibbons already works closely with Mrs Harrison and Mrs Bhogal has worked in school several times and has previously taught at one of our family of schools.
Changes for the summer term Guided reading, phonics and areas time to be shared times with teaching across Reception and Year 1. This practice is already in place in school with classes 1 and 2 sharing areas and a staff team. This is also happening at other schools locally and works well. Reception children will benefit from having older role models to support their transition into Year 1 and Year 1 children will be given the responsibility of developing their learning by explaining and modelling to others.
What will it actually look like? Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 doing an areas job at the Christmas Workshop.
What will it actually look like? Isla (Reception) taking part in Art in Year 1.
What will it actually look like? Adam (Year 1) goes into Reception one afternoon to ask some questions about their favourite toys.
What will it actually look like? Annabella and Lucy visit the Year 1 role play area during a shared areas time last half term.
What will it actually look like? Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 working together in cooking club.
What will it actually look like? Reception and Year 1 work together in guided reading
What will it actually look like? Sharing a book together
What will it actually look like? We share many areas and pieces of equipments such as the painting area.
What will it actually look like? Reception and Year 1 share equipment outside.
Practicalities in Reception Assessment and reporting to parents A detailed handover will take place between Mrs Harrison and Mrs Gibbons. Mrs Gibbons will then take over the assessment with the Foundation Stage team. Mrs Harrison will feedback to parents at parents evening this term and Mrs Gibbons will write the final report.
Practicalities in Reception Positive relationships Mrs Gibbons already knows the children and will spend time in Reception over the next 3 weeks. The children already have strong relationships with the support staff who work in Reception. Routines Mrs Gibbons works in a very similar way to Mrs Harrison so the children wont notice too many changes other than those that are part of the usual transition from Reception to Year 1 in the summer term.
Practicalities in Year 1 Assessment and reporting to parents A detailed handover will take place between Mrs Gibbons and Mrs Bhogal. Mrs Hopkins will continue to teach in Year 1 as well as Mrs Murphy, all of whom contribute to the assessment of children. Mrs Bhogal will then take over the assessment working closely with Mrs Gibbons to discuss childrens progress. Mrs Gibbons will feedback to parents at parents evening this term and Mrs Bhogal and Mrs Gibbons will work together to write the final report.
Practicalities in Year 1 Positive relationships Mrs Bhogal has taught in school before and will spend some time in Class 1 over the next 3 weeks. The children already have strong relationships with the support staff who work in Year 1 as well as Mrs Hopkins and Mrs Murphy who already cover Mrs Gibbons Routines Mrs Gibbons will be working closely with Mrs Bhogal as we prepare the children for their transition into Year 2.
Project We will inform the children of the changes and we will be asking for their help! Year 1 will be teaching Reception class how to plan their own Projects. The first one will involve them planning a Hello, Goodbye Party.