Apple Tree class is located in a double mobile classroom with a wealth of learning areas for the children to explore and create in. Our focus is learning through play which is called ‘choosing time’ and gives each child the chance to develop their interests, skills and knowledge. Every child is allocated a key person which changes over the three terms, but is highly valued and is an effective way of treating every child as an individual.
Reading, writing and maths is taught every day to support children’s growing interest in the world around them. It is taught using a theme which is developed over time and captures children’s curiosity and imagination. Outside we have a safe, purpose built garden area that is ideal for learning through play and is set in a wonderful backdrop of fields and a small wood. Nature is everywhere and the children really benefit from discovering and exploring the outdoor environment.