Explorers and Enquirers Basecamps
At St. Michael’s we offer a blended learning environment across Reception and Key Stage 1. All pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are allocated to one of two basecamps within our Discovery Village. The Explorers Basecamp houses our newest pupils to the school, our Reception cohort, alongside some Year 1 pupils. The Enquirers Basecamp houses some Year 1 pupils and those at the end of Key Stage 1, the Year 2 pupils.
Miss Harwood, Miss O’Rourke and Mrs. Duly are the Discovery Village teachers and they are supported by Mrs Cooke, Miss Bennett and Mrs. Foster. Together, these staff work hard to ensure that the needs of all pupils across these year groups are stringently met.
All pupils in the Discovery Village have access to purposeful, facilitated outdoor provision (The Village Centre), building the 21st Century skills of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity alongside the academic skills and knowledge appropriate to their stage of learning, which they receive in small focused learning groups.