Class 1

Welcome to Class 1 – Home of the Preschool and Reception class.

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This classroom is a very busy place with lots of hands-on learning experiences, rich in language. We provide high quality care and education for all children in an environment that enables children to feel safe and supported and which extends their learning and development. We have 2 members of staff in Class 1, Miss Kellett and Mrs Lee.  Mr Williams teaches P.E. on Thursdays.

This Half Terms topic is …’Growth and Green Fingers’

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We our learning all about how we grow, life cycles and plants.

In Maths we are continuing with our mastery of number, learning how to measure and writing shape stories.

In RE our topic is linked to community and the church.

Our Curriculum.

Our learning activities and teaching involves carefully planned challenging experiences for children, as follows:

  • Communication and language development: we give children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situation.
  • Physical development: this involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.
  • Personal, social and emotional development: our aim is helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.
  • Literacy development: we encourage children to link sounds and letters and to begin the read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.
  • Mathematics development: through focused activities we provide children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.
  • Understanding the world: guiding children to makes sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
  • Expressive arts and design: enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design & technology.


Our new reception children have had a busy start to the term. You can see a selection of their indoor and outdoor learning experiences here. A special thank you to the year 6 “buddies” who are doing a tremendous job of helping the children settle into school life.


Get ready for an exciting year and remember to check back here regularly to see our learning adventures.


Here are some pictures of our challenging and inspiring learning environment.

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Miss Kellett recommends…

Download Our Phonics Video Here

Phonics Games –

A wonderful resource – Oxford Owl is an award-winning free website. It’s packed with up to date expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so you can support your child’s reading and maths at home in  the best possible way.        username: misskellet                 password: smrc

There are some super games and learning activities on this page especially for mathematics – Enjoy exploring!

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