Welcome to Dragons!
Hello! I am Rachel Morris the class teacher in Dragons - a wonderful class of seventeen reception and year one children. I am lucky to be supported every day by Debbie Corbett who is our very experienced teaching assistant.
For the reception children our day flows with a balance between child-initiated and adult-led teaching. We tend to do more structured learning in the morning and use the afternoons to explore our world and take new learning into our play. We have daily literacy, maths, funky finger and phonics sessions. The year one children mix with Unicorns for some of their lessons and we work very closely together to ensure a smooth transition into Key Stage One. This allows us to meet the needs of all the children and give them the creative and play-based learning they thrive on.
We have a 'whatever the weather' philosophy and spend a great deal of time making the most of our beautiful outdoor classroom. Our children are encouraged to move between the two environments and independently change from their slippers into waterproof trousers, wellies and coats. The mud kitchen, as you can imagine is very messy and extremely popular.