Our Creative Critters class is a mixture of Year 2 and Year 3 students. We strongly believe in teaching our children how to be motivated, independent learners and how to manage themselves both inside and outside of the classroom.
Through our school wide Resilience Project we are teaching core values of gratitude, empathy and kindness which align well with our classroom culture. This year we are following an explicit and sequential literacy approach called Little Learners Love Literacy (LLLL). Using this approach children use the sounds of letters to read, write and spell with confidence. For Numeracy we use a structured Maths approach known as Numicon. Children are able to explore and problem solve all strands using fun hands on equipment.
In addition to these core subjects, we are integrating all areas of the curriculum including the New Zealand Aotearoa histories, Science, The Arts and specialised Physical Education.