Welcome to Class 1...

Class 1 is our Reception EYFS (aged 4 - 5) classroom, where our teacher is Mrs Hayes, supported by teaching assistants, Mrs Halliwell, Mrs Hastwell and Miss Shepherd.

In Class 1 children in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) enjoy learning together in our exciting classroom and outdoor area, giving us lots of space to be creative and make learning fun!

We have strong links throughout the year with Old Hutton Pre-School, which greatly facilitate transition into school and extend our range of activities, resources and friends!

In EYFS, a play-based curriculum is followed which encourages independent & effective learning in a wide range of areas of continuous provision.  Teaching and learning topics are adapted to take account of the children’s own interests, next steps and incorporate all areas of the EYFS curriculum:  Communication and Language, Physical development, Personal Social and Emotional development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design. As well as the Characteristics of Effective Learning (CoEL)

A weekly Forest School session enhances our topic work, understanding of the environment and seasons, social skills, risk taking and problem-solving.

 Reading is taught through 'The Little Wandle' Phonics programme which is delivered to meet individual needs and stages of development in discreet daily phonics sessions.  Pupils also learn to read with our wide variety of books in banded levels. Group Guided Reading sessions happen daily in class, pupils bring individual reading books home to share and they have access to online books at home too!

To find out more about our curriculum, please see the Curriculum, Long-Term and Termly Topic Plans documents on the Policies & Information page.

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