Hazel Class teacher is: Karlie Jewell-Bolton
You can email Karlie on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hazel Class - Investigators department
Hazel Class in the Explorers department is an action-packed non-stop fly by the minute fun learning environment. We are full of energy and just love to explore and get stuck right in. Some of our favourite parts of the week are: Write Dance, Hydrotherapy, Rebound Therapy and waking up Freddy our phonics frog every day! We love being outdoors, playing hide and seek and exploring during our Forest School sessions.
Pupils in Hazel Class are following the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and are assessed against the Rainbow Profile. We offer a good balance of focused Maths and Phonics learning opportunities throughout the week, as well as encouraging child-initiated learning to take place by offering a stimulating learning environment with different areas to explore, such as the role-play area and the construction area. We are passionate about building curious minds and believe that children learn best when they are fully immersed in doing what they love and what interests them most, sparking that curiosity. We therefore recognise the importance of enabling this magic to happen by planning activities according to their interests. Our topics build on children’s previous learning and our aim is to promote as much independence throughout the school day as we can, from hanging up our own coats, to feeding ourselves and helping to tidy the toys away. We have a total communication environment, whether it be Makaton signs, PODD symbols, Tobi symbols or spoken language, we encourage it all, as we believe the more clues given when communicating, then the better understanding the pupils will have. Hazel class has a lovely atmosphere with some fantastic wow moments which are celebrated with our ‘Star of the Day’ each day and an overall ‘Star of the Week’. The relationships we have built up and our regular and close contact with parents is something we are proud of and enables us to work so closely with the pupils in Hazel Class.