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Year 1 - Class MC

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Year 1 Class MC

Over the course of the year, the curriculum for Year 1 is covered through three main topics, one per term. These will include All about Me, Space and The Rainforest. The majority of work during their time in Year 1 is explored through cross-curricular projects and a range of open ended activities intended to engage, stimulate and challenge all children. Our first topic this year is 'All About Me'. This gives the children the opportunity to discover more about ourselves and to learn more about our friends.

Show and Tell is a time during the week when the children have the opportunity to either bring something special from home to show or to share some news with the rest of the class. The children really enjoy this opportunity and it helps them to organise information, builds their confidence and improves their listening skills. Show and Tell takes place every Wednesday afternoon and the children are encouraged to think of at least two things that they would like to tell the rest of the class about what they have bought in. This year classes in Year 1 and 2 will be joining together to enjoy a PE games session every Tuesday afternoon. The children will have the opportunity to learn new skills and and the rules of each game. The children will be doing sessions in sports such as rounders, netball, hockey, football and tag rugby. On a Thursday the the children will have the opportunity to do gymnastics and dance in the Victory Hall.

Every Wednesday morning our music teacher Kerry Green comes into class to give the children the opportunity to experience and develop their understanding of music through drama based themes. The class are encouraged, both collectively and individually, to act out a story.

The annual KS1 Christmas Nativity will give the children in Year 1 their second opportunity to take part in a performance involving lots of singing, dancing and drama. It is an exciting and busy part of the Autumn term and thoroughly enjoyed by all involved.

Throughout the year the children will have the opportunity to participate in a number of after school activities which range from library club to football club. The clubs are run on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3.30pm- 4.45pm.

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Year 2 - Class SN

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Throughout the year the children in year 2 will be looking at different topics which will include Under The Sea, Europe and Disasters. These topics will allow the children to explore events in the past, look at other cultures, learn about how people can influence the way in which we live and discover new facts about our world.

This year the year 2 children will be joining up with the year 1 children within P.E to learn new skills and to improve existing ones. They will be looking at a range of different games and learning the rules that go along with them. Some of the sports they will be playing will be netball, basketball, rounders, hockey, football and tag rugby. This P.E seesion will take place every Tuesday afternoon.

The KS1 Christmas Nativity is an event which the children look forward to every year and as the eldest children in KS1 the year 2’s will have to lead the way and help put on a show to remember. It will not be long now until the practices begin, the singing starts and we get in the Christmas spirit.

The school library offers a wide selection of books written by an array of authors and in year 2 the children get the opportunity to visit the library every week to select books to take home. The children also get to join the school’s Bookworm Scheme, if they choose which encourages them to read a wider variety of books and awards them with certificates to support their achievements.

This year there will also be a variety of other opportunities for the children including after school clubs, sports day, sessions in the art studio and helping plant and grow a range of plants and vegetables in our new allotment.

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Foundation

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The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is based on on-going observation and assessment in six areas of learning and development, namely;

  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Communication, language and literacy
  • Problem solving, reasoning and numeracy
  • Knowledge and understanding of the world
  • Physical development
  • Creative development

Our foundation area has recently undergone exciting changes to make the space more interactive and cohesive for the two foundation classes and to support the Early Learning Goals. We have a new unit which incorporates a craft area, a comfy reading area and a home corner for role play. We also have an exciting outside space for the classes to use.

Three termly topics for the foundation stage ensure a broad and balanced curriculum and allow for continuity and progression. Topic work allows us to provide cross-curricular activities that challenge children to develop a specific skill and concept. Our Autumn topic is Traditional Fairy Tales, which, whilst being a Literacy based topic, allows huge cross curricular links and experiences. We will look at Three Little Pigs, Goldilocks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood to name a few.

Our week begins with a music lesson from Mrs Green. We have P.E. outside on a Tuesday where we develop gross motor skills, control and coordination through games and activities. On a Thursday, we visit Victory Hall where gymnastic and dance activities take place. We also have Show and Tell on Thursday, a highlight of the children’s week. On a Wednesday we visit the library with Mrs Marks and choose different books to take home each week. A Reading Club takes place on a Thursday after school for Reception and Year One children.

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