Welcome to Wolf Class
Teacher: Mrs J Howlett
Hello! Welcome to Wolf Class.
I am Mrs Howlett, the class teacher for Wolf Class this year. The lovely and able Mrs Duffin will be based in our class 4 days a week as teaching assistant, although she also works across the phase as needs dictate.
We work as phase bubble, enabling us to use all the TAs in based in LKS2 classes across the whole phase, to meet the needs of various groups of pupils across the classes. For example, all of our LKS2 TAs have received phonics training and deliver phonics sessions most days from children from all LKS2 classes, based on the needs assessed by teachers across the phase.
We aim to make learning in Wolf class a fun and positively challenging experience. We hope that through engaging activities within firm boundaries, learners in Wolf will feel safe, develop their independence and self-belief as learners and become resilient, resourceful young people. We believe that we should value the mistakes the we make – in life and in learning – and if learners in Wolf are not making errors during the process of learning, then we are obviously not challenging them enough!
We want our class to feel confident and resilient enough to be positive risk-takers and be willing to try new things. Mistakes are a very important part of any learning journey – when we unpick them with a view to learning from them, they can give us great clues about how to move in the right direction.
I hope that children will celebrate and build on each other’s strengths to help them develop beyond their own perceived limitations and begin to grow all the transferable social, personal, emotional and academic skills that they will need for their future life in today’s ever-changing, diverse and interdependent society.
I look forward to working with you all – parents and pupils combined - as part of our fabulous LKS2 team!