Welcome to Red Class
I am Lauren, the class teacher. In our class, we cater for pupils in the age range years 1, 2, 3 and year 4 children.
We take a nurturing and academic approach to meet the needs of the children in Red Class and have a high staff ratio to enable us to do this. We have a wonderful team with fabulous skills and knowledge, which helps us support the children in the ways they need.
Red Class follow a formal pathway. Our routine is structured to allow for a child-focused and adult-supported activities. We vary this for our children daily. We deliver a full range of subjects for the children to learn through our thematic cycle, ensuring a wide coverage of learning and development.
Alongside our learning, we encourage the children to develop their independence skills. These are taught through a wide range of ways such as;
- Dressing themselves after PE and swimming sessions
- Basic hygiene – using the toilet, washing hands, keeping clean
- Preparing food during our cooking sessions
- Tidying up after ourselves
- Communicating with others our wants and needs
- Getting resources and things needed to carry out tasks independently
- Experience a wide range of outdoor/indoor environments
- Support to access different areas of the community with the support of an adult, such as the shops, park, library, café etc.
- Understanding how to help the school community and wider community
We also have a wide range of activities which further support the children’s additional needs. These include; music therapy, cooking, nurture, soft play, light room, outdoor learning and swimming.
At Cherry Trees School, we place emphasis on instilling and upholding British Values as an integral part of our educational ethos. These values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect, and tolerance for different faiths and beliefs, serve as the bedrock of our school community. We believe that by promoting these core principles, we not only prepare our students for active and responsible citizenship, but also foster a sense of social cohesion and understanding. Democracy is embedded in our school culture, encouraging students to voice their opinions and participate in decision-making processes. The rule of law is instilled through a sense of fairness and accountability, ensuring that all members of our community are treated justly. We celebrate individual liberty by encouraging personal and intellectual freedom, and we cultivate mutual respect and tolerance to create an environment where diversity is embraced. By embracing British Values, we strive to equip our students with the values and skills necessary for them to become well-rounded, respectful, and compassionate individuals who contribute positively to both our local community and the wider society.