Walworth Primary School

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Bluebell Way, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, DL5 7LP


01325 300 194

Walworth Primary School

'Listen, Learn and be Happy Together'

Welcome to Class 1

All About us

General Information

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 Wednesday afternoon and we 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 Thursday 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 two 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 ‘Homes in the Past’, Hamsterley Forest as part of our English unit; Zog and our local church as part of our learning about Christianity.


In Class 1 we aim to teach our English Curriculum using a class book. This half term we will be looking at stories by the same author. The author that we are using is Julia Donaldson, we will be enjoying listening to her stories; Stick Man, Zog and The Gruffalo to name a few.


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 focusing on a number-based objective.



Class Overviews

Class 1 Autumn Overview 23_24

Class 1 Spring Overview 23_24

Class 1 Summer Overview 23_24

For further information about our curriculum or long term plans please visit the curriculum section of our website.


Class 1 Gallery