Willow Class pupils enter Key Stage Two with enthusiasm, keen to explore and investigate, with greater levels of independence.
The children learn to question processes and apply their understanding across all areas of the curriculum.
They set out to prove their answers and deepen their understanding of concepts and their own place in the wider community. Mr Leader supports the children in raising their awareness of how they learn best, thereby boosting their confidence and self-esteem.
I am at the beginning of my teaching journey, and am very excited to be beginning with Rolvenden. I was instantly drawn to the school by the ‘CREATE’ core values and after looking around I knew that I wouldn’t be happy teaching anywhere else.
As a teacher, I really enjoy coaxing the best out of children and seeing them get excited about a creative idea. The best feeling is seeing the pride children take in their work and knowing you have helped culture this into a piece to be proud of.
I began working as a Teaching Assistant at Rolvenden in April 2015. It has been lovely to be part of the workings of a small, creative village school community. I relish the fun and challenge that each day brings. It is wonderful to make connections with the children I work with. Seeing their smiles and confidence grow is the most rewarding part of my role. Each child is given the opportunity to shine and be seen for who they are. Rolvenden loves to celebrate success, but we also make it OK to make mistakes. We see this as the key to unlocking our pupil’s future learning and growth.
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 Literacy Skills: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/english-games/7-11-years/spelling-and-grammar
For boosting Maths knowledge: https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers
Information on internet safety: https://www.safesearchkids.com/
Sites your child may find interesting to explore: