Welcome to Diamond Class!!!
We are thrilled that you have come to visit ( we always love visitors!!)
Prepare to see us Sparkle!!!
To see us out and about take a look at Twitter @ali_winchelsea
If are visiting this page with a view to making a school choice for your child (scary times I know!) please be aware that we do not hold Open Days. We do however welcome you to come and visit us, see the school in action, meet the children and staff and ask any questions that may be relevant to you and your child.
Please give us a call, we can arrange a suitable time and I look forward to meeting you.
You can look at our curriculum by following this link: Early Years Curriculum Plan
A huge welcome to Diamond Class. You are now entering Early Years and the place that our littlest Winchelsea pupils start their learning journey. This is where our little gems start to sparkle as they take their first steps in school life. We believe that we should work hard, and play hard. Our teacher says we’re brilliant at both, and we love working together as a team where we are encouraged to take care of each other and the world around us.
In Diamond class the sky is the limit if we only try our best!
We love to be busy in our classroom, maybe working with an adult, maybe exploring with our friends or maybe developing our own ideas. Whichever it is there is never a dull moment! Our classroom needs to feel like home and it needs to feel like ours. We proudly display our work, models and pictures, and love to be surrounded by colour to brighten our days. We like learning about lots and lots of things and have very inquisitive minds (in fact sometimes our teacher has to talk about something completely different than she planned, when little people have questions we need to find answers!!!). But that’s what makes Diamond fun, we can all keep learning together :)
Last term we were finding out all about “The Body” and this term is all about “Bears”, however we have stopped along the way to talk about our interests and what is going on in the world, for example we know all about Guy Fawkes and have enjoyed exploring the changes around us as we move from one season to the next.
Our fantastic outdoor areas are central to learning in Diamond Class. We are lucky enough to have a garden area for den building and mud play, and an area that we can use in all weathers. Free flow between the classroom and our enclosed playground happens daily, with children having opportunity to access all areas of learning both inside and out. We love climbing on our stepping stones, playing in the water, digging in the sand and singing on the stage. The village ducks will often waddle by, and when Mummy duck has her babies it seems they have to come to school too! They help us to help develop our maths work, but we have to count so many times as they never keep still for long!!
We also love the world beyond our classroom. We are very proud of our school and village. We love visiting the park, going to the library and thinking about how we can take care of the special people and places in our lives. This is a picture of us visiting the local Church to see our poppies on display. It was fascinating to hear about the soldiers from our own village. We shall remember them.
Feel free to come and visit us one day, but take care if we offer you coffee and a cake, it will most likely be coming from our mud kitchen!!
This is where we will add pictures of the class doing different activities throughout the year. This is only a few, you can see more on the gallery page though!
This is where we will add links to videos of the class doing different activities throughout the year. Click a button and it’ll take you to another page to see it.