What’s Happening Here?
If you’ve been in school recently you will have noticed we have builders all over our new entrant classrooms. What you’re seeing is the transformation of these rooms into what’s known as ‘modern learning environments’, or ‘flexible learning environments’. We’re opening up the cloakroom between the two rooms to create a single integrated space with some internal dividers, and adding a small deck and doorways facing the main entrance.
We’ve been gradually transforming our classrooms into modern learning environments for several years now, in line with our move to collaborative teaching teams and student-led curriculum. This latest project will give our new entrant teachers and children a space to gain the greatest benefit from collaborative teaching and learning.
For some years we’ve been improving the transition to school for our five year olds, and part of this work is to create an environment and programme that is familiar to children coming straight from early childhood centres. This means creating a more open learning space where children interact with multiple teachers, access a range of stimulating activities and make choices in their learning. At this age learning and play are inseparable (arguably this holds true throughout life) and we know children flourish when they feel stimulated, safe and connected with their peers and teachers. By early June this should all be evident in our renovated classrooms.
New buildings for new entrants coincide with new teachers, and we welcome Tracy Goddard and Jess O’Connor to our new entrant teaching team. Tracy and Jess are both highly experienced new entrant teachers and join Leanne Hough and Anna Doblanovic to manage our growing new entrant numbers.
Please welcome them if you see them around school.
We also welcome these children to Wakefield School:
Have a great week.
Have a great week.
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