We are very lucky to have an HLTA and Qualified Teacher providing English and Maths support to a small group of children in the Hive every morning.
English in the Hive
A small group of children attend the Hive daily for their Literacy lesson with Mrs Bradshaw.
The lesson starts everyday with a ‘check in’ to enable the children to share how they are feeling. The children have an opportunity later in the session to talk further about their feelings if they would like to.
Once the children have completed their tasks - spellings, handwriting practise and reading. They have 30 minutes of Phonics, which includes reading, writing and spelling activities.
Personal experiences, books, video clips and group craft activities help to engage the children and encourage them with their writing, to write in a variety of styles - descriptions, recounts, letter writing and stories with support and modelling.
In The Hive we work very hard but hopefully the children would agree we also have fun.
Maths in the Hive
A small group of children attend the Hive daily for their Maths lesson with Miss Hudson.
Each lesson starts with a quick 5 minute burst of times tables practice on the chromebooks so they are ready for their times tables test on a Friday.
Then the children have a timed challenge to see how many answers they can get correct within three minutes and our aim is to beat our score each day! After we have gone through our challenge answers we start on the main part of the lesson.
In every lesson we start with a question on the board to work out as a group. This stays on the board as a model to show how to work out the questions that day. We use lots of apparatus to help us with our work in Maths and we especially like to use cubes and place value counters.
We sometimes play mathematical games together in the Hive and our favourite is multiplication and division bingo!
We work very hard in the Hive but none of our lessons are ever the same which makes our learning interesting.