Hello and welcome to the Explorers Unit at our school!
We have two bases called Giraffe and Zebra Base and a great outdoor space. We can use all of these areas throughout the day. This really helps us with our learning, as we get to explore a range of activities that are based around our interests. We visit the wooded area at the top of our field regularly to engage in forest school activities. We also do lots of outdoor learning in our outside area under the canopy and have access to water, sand, small world and role play.
The grown-ups work in all of the areas which is great because it means that we get to spend time with all of them and there is always someone to help us.
The Foundation Stage teachers are Miss Blackburn (Zebra Base) Mrs Warren and Ms Fletcher (Giraffe Base)
Our teaching assistants are Mrs Bettesworth and Mrs Laraway.
We take part in PE on a Tuesday and Friday and we wear our PE kit to school on those days.
We have lots of different things that we need to learn about.
We learn phonics to help us to become amazing readers and writers using the Read, Write Inc. Program. You will learn more about this during our online workshop sessions. When we learn mathematics skills we have lots of fun exploring different objects, investigating shape, space, and measure, learning new vocabulary and finding ways to record.
Our teachers will run an online workshop to help parents and carers to understand the way we learn.
We all have fun together learning through play based activities and become confident and resilient learners
Ready to learn Workshop September 2020
Phonics Workshop October 2020
Maths Workshop November 2020
As part of our superhero theme and our Supertato story , Evil Pea visited the Zebra and Giraffe bases!
The children wrote messages and made their own Evil Pea and Supertato characters.
September 2020 Starters
Please download and read the documents below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us.
Welcome New Explorers Class! Please take a look at the videos below.
New starter presentation
A welcome message from Mrs Harris
Meet Miss Blackburn – Zebra Base Teacher
Meet Mrs Warren – Giraffe Base Teacher
Meet Mrs Fletcher – Giraffe Base Teacher
Meet Mrs Bettesworth – Teaching Assistant
Meet Mrs Larraway – Teaching Assistant
Tour of Zebra Base
Tour of Giraffe Base
Miss Blackburn reads The Lion Inside
Miss Blackburn reads Cake
Ms Fletcher reads Calm Down Boris
Ms Fletcher reads Kipper’s Birthday
Mrs Warren reads A Squash and a Squeeze
Mrs Warren reads Bringing Down The Moon
Mrs Harris reads Superworm
Mrs Harris reads Rainbow Fish