Newton Class is one of three Foundation Stage Classes at the Discovery School. We are situated in the KS1 end of the school, alongside the other Foundation Classes. Mrs Hook and Miss Harris teach in Newton Class, we are also lucky enough to share Mrs Isitt with the other classes. She supports children all the children across the foundation stage with their learning during Plan, Do and Review (PDR).
The Children in Newton Class are encouraged to be independent and have already established a good routine. They are able to organise themselves without support both in the mornings and at the end of the day. Most of the children are now able to leave their parents at the school gate and are excited to meet their friends in the classroom. In Newton Class we always work exceptionally hard, but we have a lot of fun too.
In the Foundation Stage we learn through playing and exploring our environment, this is known as Plan, Do and Review (PDR). The children plan what they would like to do, they do it and, at the end of the session, they review what they have learnt. The children are encouraged to use both the inside and outside learning environments. All of the children have the opportunity to play with their peers in any of the Foundation Classes. We have lots of visitors, for example, Fire Safety and Railway Safety. All of the children have the opportunity to attend our Forest School, which is an amazing chance to learn about our environment from a qualified Forest Ranger. The Foundation Stage also put on the best Nativity you will ever see! Then at the end of the year we celebrate our achievements and Graduate before moving into Year 1.
All of the classes at The Discovery School are named after famous people and we are named after Sir Isaac Newton. You can learn all about Sir Isaac Newton by using this link
We have a new class hamster! The children all chose the name that they wanted to call our class hamster. These were put into a special hat and a name was pulled out. We are pleased to announce that the hamster has been named 'Buddy'!
Keep your eyes on our class page for some pictures and updates about how Buddy is settling in...
You can learn more about our Syrian hamsters by clicking on the links below.
Can you please make sure you have also told your class teacher of any clubs your child will be attending and alternative arrangements for the end of the day.