Welcome to Class 1!
About Class 1
Class 1 is taught by Mrs Chapman alongside Miss Boocock and Mrs Askew.
Class 1 is where our children spend their first year in school. We have a mix of full time reception children in class and full or part time Nursery age children.
Our aim in Class 1 is to develop confident, happy and life-long learners.
We enjoy a balance of adult initiated activities and access to areas of continous provision which provides children opportunities to develop their learning further and practise new skills in an enabling environment. We are also very lucky to have access to a fantastic outdoor area, allowing us to learn and develop skills outside alongside children in Class 2.
Each half term we have a main topic that is the focus of our activities. From this central theme we plan activities across the different areas of early learning and incorporate the children’s particular interests and enthusiasms into our planning as we go. Learning in the early years occurs through practical activities with continued free-flow access to the indoor and outdoor continuous provision being an important part of our school day. Please may children bring a warm and waterproof coat with them each day as we do go outside whatever the weather! We do have some wellies in school however if your child would prefer to keep their own pair in the classroom, they are more than welcome to do so
This half term our main topic is titled ‘All about me!’ From creating beautiful self-portraits and sharing our likes and dislikes to thinking about our own and others super powers, we are going to be very busy! We will also be learning about how humans grow and the importance of keeping our bodies healthy.
We are very fortunate to have Mrs McGregor covering in Class One each Thursday morning. She will be taking the children to our wonderful wildlife garden and allotment to do some outdoor learning and forest school activities. These outdoor activities are designed to develop physical, social and language skills, self-esteem, co-operation, listening skills, taking and managing risks, team building, problem solving, literacy skills (e.g. writing with sticks, making letters with twigs, making signs for our dens) and maths skills (e.g. number hunts, number bond and subtraction activities using leaves or twigs) etc, all in an exciting outdoor learning environment.
PE sessions are on a Friday afternoon. If your child is in Nursery and attends that session they may wish to bring a PE kit or we ask if they can bring some pumps or trainers in order to join in. Getting changed independently is an important part of the early years curriculum so our Reception children will be getting changed for PE. Please may I also ask that you name each piece of clothing so they don’t get lost!
Across school we have Brain Builder homework. A book is sent home with several different activities to choose from. We share this homework with eachother during our 'Brain Builder Gallery' which will happen at the end of each half term.
Milk and Snack
Children in Class 1 have a fruit snack each day and all children up to the age of 5 are entitled to Milk, We encourage children to bring a water bottle to school.
If you have anything that you wish to discuss please don't hesitate to get in touch. Speak to a member of staff before or after school or call 015242 61412