Welcome to Bittern Class!
We are the Reception and Year One children. We currently have 23 children in our class. We are taught on a Monday-Wednesday by Mrs MacKenzie and on a Thursday-Friday by our lovely new teacher, Miss Kemp. Mrs Barrie is our teaching assistant every morning, Mrs Custance is our teaching assistant every afternoon.
As Miss Kemp is new to our school, we thought you might like to know a little bit about her –
My name is Miss Kemp and I will be Bittern’s class teacher on a Thursday and Friday. This will be my first year as an NQT and I have a passion for Early Years and KS1 with all the exploring, learning and fun we have. I have a master’s degree in Costume Design and Making, I love to make links to the arts in my teaching and I graduated this year with a Postgraduate Certificate in Education. I grew up in sunny Sheringham, Norfolk and I love to go and visit my family on the weekend. In my spare time I love to bake, go for long country walks and watch movies.
I am really looking forward to getting to know you all this term!
Together, we believe working as a Reception/ Year One class is a fantastic mix! We often work together. The Reception children benefit from being around the Year One children and the Year One children love sharing their learning with Reception children.
We have a wonderful outdoor area which is now fully astro-turfed, meaning we can use it all the year round. Our Trust and the Friends jointly paid for our climbing equipment, which we love! It helps us build co-ordination, balance, strength and agility. This year, we are awaiting the delivery of a new, outside roleplay kitchen/ shed and the Friends have kindly just bought us a beautiful outdoor reading arch. We believe strongly in learning through child-led exploration, balanced with directed teaching.
Phonics is a really important part of our learning in Bittern Class – we love to read! If you would like help supporting your child learning to read the sounds, please watch the following video –
Before things changed in March, we had a wonderful year.
Look at the fun we had on World Book Day! We dressed up as adjectives. Can you guess our words?
In March, we visited Wroxham Barns to help us learn more about Farm animals, linking to our topic of Weather and Seasons. We had a brilliant day. We hope we will be able to do more trips soon.
We are thrilled to be welcoming in the new Reception children this term and look forward to posting more of our in-class and out-of-class adventures here soon!
Mrs MacK and Miss Kemp