Welcome to Class 1

Codename: The Robins
Class Teacher: Mrs G Jones, BA Ed (Hons), PGCE
Classroom Assistant: Mrs V Lightfoot / Mrs Edmed


Welcome back – I hope everybody had a good Christmas and I wish you all a healthy and happy new year.

This term we will be continuing to learn more new sounds and will be focusing on digraphs (two letters that blend together to make one sound). Also, we will start to write some words and simple sentences independently. We will begin to consider alliteration, rhythm and rhyme by looking at familiar nursery rhymes.

In maths, we’ll be looking at at the ‘teen’ numbers and start to study the concepts of time and money, along with consolidating our understanding of shape and pattern.

After a lot of discussion in the class, we have decided to change our role play area into a space rocket. I’ll post some photos on DOJO when it’s all set up. This ties in quite nicely with our Creative Learning sessions with Year 1 as we are going to be learning about the various ‘Festivals of Light’ that happen around the world, starting off with exploring the difference between dark and light and night and day.

Early Learning Goals

In our class we work towards the children achieving the Early Learning Goals and we do this through a combination of challenge and play.

Click here for more information about the Early Learning Goals.


We carry out regular assessment to ensure that the children feel challenged but comfortable and confident about their own abilities.

Click here for more information about assessment.

Our Day

Click here to read about how Our Day combines formal adult-led activities and Child Initiated play – giving the children the opportunity to use their new knowledge and understanding across all areas of learning and helps them to consolidate their grasp of new concepts.

This Term

We change our topics each term and sometimes work alongside the Year 1 children.

Click here to look at what we’re learning about this term.

Find out more about the National Curriculum

If you’d like to find out more about the National Curriculum, you can visit the official National Curriculum website by clicking here. Alternatively, your child’s classroom teacher will always answer any questions that you have, or you can click on the image to download the Department of Education’s National Curriculum Framework document.

The national curriculum in England - Framework document