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Reception / Year 1

Welcome to Reception & Year 1


Teacher:                     Miss Chance


Teaching Assistant:     Mrs Costine


Welcome to Reception & Year 1. In our class, children have the opportunity to become independent and curious learners. We achieve this through active learning within the classroom provision. Children are encouraged to think critically, be creative learners and explore their surroundings.

The children have access to a range of areas of learning including:


Four Specific areas of learning:

  • Literacy
  • Maths
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design


Three Prime areas of learning:

  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication & Language


New Starters - A tour of our classroom

This Term:


This term our topic is Marvellous Me!

Reception will be settling into the new rules and routines of school and making new friends and feeling confident in their class. They will focus on how they are unique and special, the importance of friendship and how people in their family, school and local community are important and can help them.


Year 1 will be focusing on everyday life and families today, including comparisons with childhood in the 1950s, using artefacts and a range of different sources.



Reception will begin with Phase 1 which focuses on listening & attention skills. In week 2/3 they will begin Phase 2 which teaches them their initial sounds.

Year 1 will begin by recapping some Phase 3 sounds and progress onto starting Phase 5.

Spellings & Reading:

Spelling tests for Year 1 will take place every Friday afternoon, so please ensure that your children are learning these at home in preparation for the short test. A list of each groups spellings are available on our class page.


Reading books are sent home on a Monday and need to be returned by Thursday so children can be given a new book by the following Monday.

P.E & Forest School

Welly Wednesday - The children will be going to Forest School on Welly Wednesday. Please send your child in wearing suitable clothes for the weather.

P.E. is on a Thursday morning, please send your child in their P.E kit.


Please check Seesaw for more regular updates and photos. 


Contact Details

If you need to contact the teachers please either pop into school or e-mail school and the message will be passed on.