Class 1

Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1


Welcome to Class 1

Class 1 is a mixed Reception and Year 1 class, where we learn through a mixture of guided teacher inputs and activities carefully planned through our continuous provision areas.

 The adults who support us in our learning are:

Mr Longworth – Class Teacher

Mrs Davies – Morning Teaching Assistant

Mrs Woods – Afternoon Teaching Assistant

Mrs Gorman – PPA Cover

In class 1, children are encouraged to be active learners, to ask questions and to enjoy all the challenges that are set up in the different continuous provision areas of the classroom, both indoor and outdoor. 

The children have almost continuous access to our outdoor area, so it is essential that your child has a coat in school each day, and a sun hat in the warmer months.

PE kits are required twice a week, and we prefer them to be kept in school. They will be sent home each half term to be washed, and should be returned promptly.

Children receive homework once a week, which is an extension and reinforcement of the weeks learning. Therefore, it is essential to the children’s learning that homework is returned promptly the following week.

Year 1 children also receive weekly spellings, which are to be practiced at home for a spelling test on Fridays with Mrs Davies.

As always, children’s learning is a partnership between staff and parents, so if you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to come and speak to Mr Longworth after school. Thank you.


 We will keep you updated about the activities your child has participated in by regularly adding photographs of our learning. These can be found in the gallery at the bottom of the page



In the EYFS the names of the phonics and reading schemes we use are:

Phonics Bug

Oxford Reading Tree

Jolly Phonics

Letters and Sounds


If you require further information relating to the current curriculum please see the class teacher.


Friday 22nd September 2017


We have had a busy few weeks since the start of term. The children have settled in really well, and are building positive relationships with their peers and the adults who support them.

Our new reception children have enjoyed being ‘shown the ropes’ by our year 1 children, who have been very helpful and welcoming towards them.

Our topic for this half term is ‘You and Me, Me and You’. During this topic, we are going to be learning about ourselves, and the human body. The children have enjoyed naming and identifying the key parts of the body, and learning about our senses. The children enjoyed using their sense of touch, to describe some items they could not see.

We have been exploring what makes us, us! As we learn about our emotions, and how we can be thankful for the things we have, through learning about our gospel value of ‘thankfulness’.


Please could we remind you to write your child’s name in any item of clothing that they wear to school, as this will help them in becoming more independent in finding their own belongings.


We look forward to working with you this year, and will be in touch regarding some informative sessions you can attend to ensure your child gets the best out of their learning.


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