KS2 Resources Base Page
Welcome back to the new school year!
My name is Stephanie Williams and I am the Junior Resource Base teacher. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know the new members of our class this week and hearing all the news about the holidays from our existing members. We are lucky enough to have the wonderful Mrs. McQueen joining us in class this year, we will both strive to encourage and support the children to the best of our ability. On occasion, Miss Hughes will also be part of our Resource Base family.
For Sŵn y Don home pupils there has been a slight change to the daily running of the Resource Base this school year. They will integrate into their mainstream classes at different times of the day. This allows them to take more of a natural place in their mainstream class whilst still having their full entitlement to small class provision. So far, this has proven to be a great success as there are fewer pupils in the Resource Base at one time, therefore all children are receiving increased 1:1 adult attention and support.
As well as developing individual needs we will be reading The Highway Rat. In keeping with the theme of the story, I would like to explore the local area through nature walks to further develop understanding and encourage knowledge of the natural world. Please could I ask that they bring in an old pair of shoes/ wellingtons so that their lovely new school shoes are not ruined/ damaged during our walks.
We will be developing our number skills daily. We will be learning about the calendar, the seasons and telling the time. We will develop our money handling skills to order and compare items up, record money spent and saved and also furthering our measuring skills through practical activities (including baking some of the cakes from our class story). We will also be revising our times tables and using them in problem solving activities. We will be continuing to use RM Easimaths daily and would like you to encourage your child to use this at home, I will send the log in information home.
We will develop our spelling and handwriting skills through small group activities. We will continue to use the Read Write Inc. programme, which proved a great success in developing reading skills last year. The children are encouraged to read individually and as part of a group to encourage their confidence. We will use the When, Who, Where, What happened and the end to extend narrative understanding, and encourage you to use this concept at home. We will also be using our lovely class book to create our own nature story, guide book and other creative writing pieces.
In order to encourage good behaviour in class and throughout the school, we will be using the Class Dojo programme to praise and reward examples of good effort and behaviour. Children are encouraged to stay on the ‘Right Track’ which is a gentle reminder for the children to make the correct choice and change unacceptable behaviour.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact me at the school.
Miss Stephanie Williams
Junior Resource Base teacher
Penmaenrhos, Swn Y Don, Colwyn Bay
Conwy, LL29 9LL