Welcome to Class One!

Class 1 is a fun, busy and happy learning environment! Mrs Gray is the class teacher supported by Miss Watkins.

We are a mixed Reception and Year One class and we love to learn in a variety of ways including whole-class, group work, 1:1 and through continuous provision activities. 

Our PE days are Monday and Thursday; children must wear their PE kit to school on these days. 

A home reading book and accompanying reading diary is sent with homework on a Friday and should be returned to school on the following Wednesday. 

For more information about Class One, please look through the rest of our page! You can also keep up-to-date through our class blogs and Class Dojo. 

What are we reading this year?

Curriculum Overviews


Autumn Term 1 

Autumn Term 2

Science Experiments

Spring Term 1

Spring Term 2

Summer Term 1

Summer Term 2

We use the Little Wandle phonics programme in Class 1.

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised is a complete systematic synthetic phonics programme (SSP) developed for schools by schools. Based on the original Letters and Sounds, but extensively revised to provide a complete teaching programme meeting all the expectations of the National Curriculum, the Ofsted Deep Dive into reading and preparing your children to go beyond the expectations of the Phonics Screening Check. Phonics is taught daily in fun, engaging sessions and learning is constantly reinforced.

For more information and resources, click on the links below!

Tricky Words Cards

Reception Resources 

Resources for Parents

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds 

Support with blending - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL5YUCPyC5I

Our Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum is in line with the statutory framework. There are seven areas of learning.

Three prime areas:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal, social and emotional development

Four specific areas, through which the three prime areas are strengthened and applied:

  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

We recognise every child is unique and enters the class with their own experiences and abilities. We are able to adapt learning opportunities to meet the needs and interests of each cohort.

We support the children to build positive relationships with each other and adults in school. Children are encouraged to be independent and take appropriate risks through stimulating and challenging activities where everyone can succeed.

Children are provided with both adult-supported and child-initiated activities linked closely to our curriculum. We believe children learn best from a curriculum that offers practical play-based learning where they are encouraged to investigate, explore, experiment, ask questions and be creative. 

We recognise that role play is an important part of child development, as it builds confidence, creativity, communication, physical development and problem solving. Along with being a fun activity, this imaginary play allows children to get into character and act out real life roles or fictional performances. It can be purely child-led, and can encourage children to take risks and be creative with the role they are playing. We know that by investing in some themed props and equipment, it's a fun way for our children to learn about different professions, historical events, the natural world and day-to-day situations.

Role play involving doctors, police officers and shopkeepers for example, encourages empathy between children. Allowing them to act out real life situations and on occasion draw on their own experiences. Children develop their abilities in communication and interaction with others, giving them the responsibility to act accordingly, effectively disguising learning as play!

Enabling children to act out real life situations such as going shopping or camping gives them the opportunity to learn about real life environments and situations at their own pace.  This can build confidence for when they are in these situations in reality.  

Please take a look at some of our indoor and outdoor role play areas in this gallery.

Welcome to our new learning space!

Our Fantastic Writing!

New books for Reception and Year 1

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