Welcome to Class One
Early Years Foundation Stage
The early years foundation stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care of your child from birth to 5 years old. Many children will have been educated in pre-school settings or nurseries where they will have been working within the Early Years Foundation Stage Profile (EYFSP). Many settings refer to this stage as Foundation Stage One and so as your child progresses into school they will complete Foundation Stage Two.
The EYFPS is divided into seven areas of learning, three prime and four specific. The areas of learning are; Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding of the World and Expressive Arts and Design.
In Class One we teach this curriculum through play!
We operate a freeflow classroom so the children can decide for themselves if they wish to learn inside or outside. We also use the garden and orchard to support the children’s learning, especially for Understanding of the World.
Spring Term One 2020
Autumn Term Two 2019
The Year Ones started the new Science topic of Healthy Bodies. To begin with we talked about the different parts of our bodies and the children were very interested in our skeleton. We looked at our friendly school skeleton Billy Bones, and then the children solved a puzzle to put the bones in the right place to make their own dancing skeletons. They worked well as a team and some of the Foundation Stage children joined in too.
Autumn Term One 2019
On Thursday afternoon we invited our Class 5 Buddies to join us. They helped us finish off our Leaf Art. We played and shared stories too. Later we enjoyed eating bread stick and chocolate sprinkle 'wands' whilst we listened to 'Room on the Broom'. We love seeing our special friends.
Forget Marble Runs!
Class One used the guttering and stands to create a fantastic track to roll the conkers down. When they realised that it was too high to reach they pulled over the crates to stand on to make them tall enough! They decided that it would be dangerous to stack the crates and then stand on them. Quite right Class One! Great problem solving skills!
The painting for Take One Picture this year was 'An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump' by Joseph Wright. We talked about the details the children could see in the painting. They identified the bird in the 'glass jar' and we talked about how the bird would feel sad in the jar. We also discussed what breed of bird it could be and the children described and named some birds that they knew of. We decided to paint colourful birds and the Year One children painted a scene where the bird would feel happy instead of sad.
All of the children painted either a picture or a bird and they were all fantastic! They are now on display in our classroom.
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