Welcome to Class 1
All About us
In Class 1, we follow a broad and balanced curriculum to allow our children to be successful learners, develop independence and be responsible citizens. We are ambitious in Class 1 and want children to develop positive relationships with children and adults, this will then allow them to be confident individuals ready to be successful in the next stages of their lives
Class 1 follow the Read Write Inc phonics scheme which teaches the children the sounds in English, the letters that represent them and how to form the letters when writing. Read Write Inc phonics includes reading books written using only the letters they have learnt at each level, with addition to a small number of tricky words which are separately taught.
Class 1 have PE on a Friday afternoon and go for swimming lessons on a Friday morning during the summer term. We have a music specialist on a Monday morning who supports the delivery of our music curriculum. Our kitchen time is a Tuesday afternoon. During the year, we will cook sweet and savoury items, looking at how to prepare food safely and hygienically, as well as looking at healthy options.
As a school we also have 2 mini buses, which we try to use as much as possible during the school year to experience capital culture. Children will visit Beamish as part of our History topic ‘Toys and Homes in the Past’ and also our English ‘Life on a Farm’.
In Class 1 we aim to teach our English Curriculum using a class book. This year we have used the traditional tail Little ‘Red Hen’ where we having been writing about life on a farm.
As a school we follow the White Rose long term plan, encouraging children to develop their learning using the concrete – pictoral – abstract approach (CPA). Children are given the opportunity to work with physical objects to help build an understanding of what they are doing. On a morning, children complete ‘Morning Maths’ work, normally focussing on a number-based objective.
For further information about our curriculum or long term plans please visit the curriculum section of our website.