Welcome to Infants!
Welcome to the Infant Page!
We are a mixed age class of 4 to 7 year olds who love to learn, laugh and explore the world around us. Our class teacher is Mr Sizer and our teaching assistants are Mrs Prime and Mrs Young who each spend part of the week with us. We are proud of our class and always enjoy showing it off to others!
Every day begins with a phonics session where all children practice vital skills which help them to read, write and decode words. Here at Stanton-in-Peak we follow the Ann Smalberger phonics scheme which is taught systematically. Children learn a new sound each day and have opportunities to practice and apply their knowledge in their own writing.
We encourage our children to read both in and out of school. Your children's reading skills will be of great benefit to them across the entire curriculum. Writing notes in your child's reading record will encourage them and help us to see how they are getting on outside of school. The weekly guided reading and comprehension sessions are another valuable opportunity to hear them read and help develop their comprehension skills.
Our topic for this half term is ‘ Towers, Tunnels and Turrets.’ This is a great topic that I am sure the children will enjoy and engage with right away. The topic lends itself well to history, geography and technology as well as having many other cross curricular links. During the course of the half term our class will visit the sight of a medieval castle, design and build a variety of different structures, engage with interesting stories and texts and learn about the history of castles.
I have loved leading forest school sessions with the infant class and can already see the many benefits it is having. Sessions will continue to take place in school grounds as well as in the nearby forest schools site. I am excited for the sessions to come and believe that forest school is an incredibly rewarding and important experience for all. It is important their clothing keeps them warm and dry. Long sleeved tops and bottoms are essential even for the warmer afternoons as they help protect the children from brambles.