Welcome to Class 1!
In Class 1 we currently have EYFS children. We work really hard on beginning a great start to our school life with lots of finding out, exploring and having fun. We love to create our own learning following our interests but also have lots of fun learning new things from the adults in our class.
Our Spring 1 theme is 'Fantasy and Adventure'
Please see below for an overview of our learning.
The children complete a phonics session every day of the week. We follow letters and sounds for phonics and use actions to go along with this.
When we are writing we use sound mats to help us remember how to represent our sounds.
These are the Phase 2 and 3 sounds that we learn.
It is really important that we pronounce our phonics sounds in the correct way. Mr Thorne is great at showing us how to pronounce those sounds properly.
Here is a link to some phonics flashcards to practice with your child.
We also have to learn some words that are very tricky and cannot be sounded out. These words have to be learnt by sight.
In English we use the books that link to our book based curriculum,
We explore the stories in an exciting and thorough way. We write for many different purposes.
We use different lenses from 'The Write Stuff' to explore books too.
Here is our reading and writing rainbow of lenses.
The children in Reception follow the 'Firm Foundations' Numicon Framework and White Rose Maths.
We use Numicon lots in our maths sessions. The aim of Numicon is to make numbers real for children.
Children can touch and see the Numicon shapes to support them to be able to see connection between numbers.
The holes in the Numicon shapes represent the numbers 1 to 10, When they are arranged in order children can easily see connections between the numbers, such as 'one more' or 'one less'.
This leads to children being able to see more complex mathematical ideas, like how two fours make eight, three twos make six, and so on. This lays the foundation for their understanding of number all the way through school.
White Rose maths has been influenced, inspired and formed by the work of leading maths researchers and teachers across the world! White Rose has been developed to support children to have a deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths in order for the children to create strong and secure understanding. We do lots of 'digging deeper' in class 1 to make sure that we really understand our maths.