Welcome to Dragons!
Hello! I am Rachel Morris the class teacher in Dragons - a wonderful class of fourteen reception 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. We sometimes mix with Unicorns and Mrs Maidment and myself work very closely together to ensure a smooth transition into year one.
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. We are currently developing our Forest School area and spend alot of time learning through play in the woods.
Please look at our celebration book to find out what we have been up to each week.