Within our classroom of mixed Foundation Stage and Year 1 children, pupils learn how to really belong to our school tribe - the Tribe of Delabole - where they are supported to become, as we call them, Learning Warriors. Learning Warriors use our whole school Learning Toolkit - eight essential skills or qualities for learning - to challenge themselves and question the world around them. We in Mrs Dickinson's Tribe believe that these qualities are essential to promote effective, independent lifelong learning, and these skills are transferable to new experiences as the children grow up through their school and beyond.
Staff in our team work hard to provide every child with a series of carefully designed, unique experiences in which to learn through play, exploration and fundamental skills development. These experiences span the Early Year curriculum and bridge into the year 1 National Curriculum. Alongside taught adult directed elements, the children's interests play a vital role in sculpting our learning journey throughout the year.
Each term, the whole school delves into an Enquiry - or Big Question - which staff in our team carefully adapt to meet the needs of our children and draw on their natural wonder and curiosity. Our Tribe loves to explore and ask quesitons about the world around us.