Oak Class children are ready to fly and tackle a new ‘grown-up’ environment.
All of the skills learnt in Hazel class are nurtured and developed further allowing the children to be excited and motivated as the level of challenge increases.
Communication is key; if they can talk it they can write it! Working with the children’s interests and teaching them through a topic based curriculum allows Miss Whitlock to ensure that they are always fully engaged and having fun.
I started at Rolvenden in 2016 and have taught Year 1 and 2 for the past year and a half. I enjoy a practical approach to teaching as I feel it helps the children remember their learning with more excitement and enthusiasm. I readily encourage the children’s creativity and independence to allow their own ideas to shine through their work.
As an artistic person myself I like to give the children opportunities through art, drama, D&T, creative writing and practical science to explore their skills. We always take a hands-on approach in maths to ensure each and every child knows how to handle their work with confidence.
Miss Jones (Miss J)
During my years at our lovely little school I have worked within all the classes from Foundation Stage to Year 6 and qualified as an HLTA. I think it is a key part of my role to support the children in every aspect of school life – especially those that may find this difficult. I have also found a passion for understanding what makes a child tick and have specialised in understanding and managing behaviour.
Within my role I also manage our phonics program, RWInc, and teach Art-anoon in Key Stage 1 which is enjoyed by all.
I am really pleased to have joined the school staff team while Miss J is away. For the past sixteen years I have worked with young children, and it is a privilege to be able to help children to understand new ideas. I am particularly interested in children’s emotional development because confident, self-regulated and motivated children can become open-minded, curious learners who continue to be interested and involved in the world about them all their lives.
Each class follows their own topic through which most of the National Curriculum subjects are taught. We have selected topics to stimulate and inspire our children, allowing them to work effectively, independently and collaboratively. Topic Titles could be: Tipis, Tomahawks and Totem Poles, Jack Frost, School of Rock or Fire, Fire! Click below to see the termly newsletters which add a little more detail of what the topic entails.
You can find out more about the National Curriculum and our Phonics programme under Key Information on our website.
And don’t forget to scroll down here – there are some useful website links and amazing games to play!
Great literacy and numeracy activities can be found here.
Purple Mash is an award-winning website for nursery and primary school children. It enables children to explore and enhance their knowledge in a fun and creative way. The children have a login for this program. Please ask in school if your child cannot remember it!
Scratch is a free programming language and online community where you can create your own interactive stories, games, and animations. The children have access to the program in school, check if they have a login. If not, it is free to sign up.
Times Tables Rock Stars is a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice. Children from Years 1 – 6 have a login for this. Please ask in school if your child cannot remember it!
To support your child’s Maths skills: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/5-7-years/counting
To support your child’s Literacy skills: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/5-7-years/letters-and-sounds
Internet safety for children: https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/5_7/