Class 1

Welcome to Class 1
 
Hello and a very warm welcome from Class One! We are a small group of Reception children. Our teacher is  Mrs Johns and we have two learning support assistants, Mrs Gubbin and Mrs Hunt who work alternate days of the week. We work very closely with our school nursery which is just next door, coming together for some of our play and learning experiences.

We are lucky to have a fantastic classroom space enabling us to explore and learn through our play. Our environment evolves and develops alongside the children's interests to ensure we are happy, confident and curious learners. Playful learning experiences are planned at key times of the day which help us to expand and consolidate our knowledge. In school we support all our children to develop their skills in becoming independent, resilient, collaborative and reflective in all they do. Our children are encouraged to see mistakes as opportunities to learn and to thrive when challenged. 
Our Learning
 
We use the children's interests as well as seasonal changes, celebrations and events to guide any themes we want to persue. This term we have been focussing on learning about ourselves and each other, our families, friends and community. We have also been noticing signs of Autumn and have begun to discover the wonders of nature's treasure. As well as this the children have been designing and creating rockets from all kinds of materials sparked by a book about space that a child brought in to share, we think our next adventures might be out of this world!
 
Phonics is a big part of our early years curriculum and we have fun phonics sessions everyday. We want your child to develop a love of reading which is why we follow the Read, Write, Inc scheme. We teach the children simple ways of remembering sounds and letters through the use of rhymes, pictures and games. Your child will bring home books linked to the sounds, and then further down the line, texts that we read in class. As well as this we visit our beautiful library as much as possible to choose books of interest to share with you.