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"In my classroom, I enjoy playing with the Lego with my friends." Elliot, Reception

Welcome to Class 1's Information Page

How we learn

In class 1, a lot of the children’s learning is achieved through continuous provision. The classroom is set up with a range of ‘areas of provision’ which the children are able to access during independent learning time, which we call ‘discovery time’. The children are able to choose activities based on interests and this gives them time to rehearse and consolidate previously taught skills. An adult is often in the provision, to support the children, as well as challenge them.

Children will also work in small focus groups during adult led time. For reception, they will have one focus group of either reading/writing or maths a day. Year 1s complete 4 reading/writing and maths focus groups a week.

How do we record our learning?

Reception children have their own online learning journey on Early Excellence Assessment Tracker (EExAT). Mrs Peck will post pictures of observations during independent learning time and some adult led work the children have completed. In line with the new early year’s curriculum, there may be less photos than in previous years. This is so the adults can spend more time with children in their independent learning, building relationships and challenging!

A very exciting new resource in class one, is that each child has their own IPad. This means the year 1’s will record their own purposeful independent learning on their IPad. They will create their own learning journey!

Staff and communication

Their teacher is Mrs Peck for most of the week, with Mrs Starke covering one afternoon a week. We are lucky to be supported by our fantastic teaching assistant, Mrs Liddell, every day of the week.

If you wish to contact the class teacher please send a ClassDojo message. You could also contact the school office if you wish to make an appointment to speak to your child’s teacher.

Celebrating our learning

We have many ways we celebrate our learning in class one. The children can earn stickers, dojos, certificates and a place on our wow wall. They might even get to visit Georgie the school dog! Each week the children have the opportunity to complete six rainbow challenges. Each Monday, the challenges are modelled and the children are given the first session to complete one. Once they have completed all six colours they earn a certificate!

Each Friday parents are invited to celebration assembly at 2:45pm in the school hall. Each week different children will be chosen for the writer of the week, mathematician of the week and a passion pride or progress award. If a child has been spotted showing one of our learning skills, a learning muscle badge may be awarded too!

Each term the children will perform in a class assembly. This is a way to hear about what we have been learning and celebrate the work we have completed!

Homework

In Year 1, each half term a homework grid will be sent home. It has a range of activities in a range of subjects. The children should completed 10 points worth of tasks every half term. We have a special show and tell where the children share their home learning! Reception will have purposeful challenges sent home when appropriate.

Reading is very important to us in class 1! The children will have a reading diary, reading books and phonics sound booklet. We expect the children to read 3 times a week. The children will be read with in school at least every other week. 

General notices

Class 1 has a no toy policy. However if you feel your child may need a toy to help them with the transition please talk to Mrs Peck. 

Class 1 will do show and tell, if there is time, on a Thursday afternoon. This is a great opportunity for children to show off work, books and anything that is related to their learning. To respect our no toy policy, we please ask that toys are not brought in for show and tell.

We have welly Wednesday ever Wednesday. Please make sure the children have appropriate clothing e.g. wellies in the colder months and sun hats in the warmer.

P.E is a Tuesday. Please make sure your child has a P.E kit in this day. 

Please make sure all clothing and drink bottles are labelled.

 Take a look at our lastest Class Newsletter to see what we are up to this term: