Welcome to Highclere!
Welcome to a new school year in Highclere Class.
Year 1 and 2 are taught together in Highclere Class. The class teacher is Mrs Valentine. During the week they are also taught by Mrs Myers and Mr Baker. Mrs Barrett supports us throughout the week, ensuring that all the children are getting the most from the curriculum.
The children in our care will each have had unique experiences of and responses to the events of 2020. This has been a year of significant world events, disrupting and changing the ways of life of people across the globe.
Our recovery curriculum will support the children in our school community to re-connect with each other and re-engage with school life. It has been devised for a whole school to work together using a single text to support them as they return to school.
We will be using ‘Here We Are’ by Oliver Jeffers. It builds a personalised sequence of work providing a powerful vehicle for children to reflect on and make sense of the world we are all living in. The words and pictures work together to help children to understand their place in the world and to move forward together in a positive and constructive way.
After this recovery curriculum time we will be focusing on 'Powerful People', thinking about ourselves and important people in the world now and in the past.
In Highclere Class we are committed to working hard and always trying our best, striving to be independent learners.