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Class 1


Welcome to Class One


Miss Forrest & Mrs Rushton


Our Curriculum vehicle is called ‘Once Upon a Time…’ where we will be reading and learning all about a range of Traditional Tales. Here is a summary of what we will be learning in Class One over the next few weeks.




Easter – the children will learn about the Resurrection of Jesus, and think about the feelings of Jesus’s friends. They will be introduced the word ‘Alleluia’ as a word of joy used in church and at school. They will learn about the Easter (paschal) candle and some of the symbols on it.

Pentecost - the children will hear and discuss the story of Pentecost and identify some of the changes that took place in the Apostles. They will also learn about some of the symbols the Church uses to celebrate the feast of Pentecost, and explore the symbols of wind and fire.

Prayer – children will learn that for Christians, prayer is an important form of communication with God. They will learn about some different styles of prayer. They will take part in prayer liturgies and write some simple prayers of praise and thanks.

People Who Help Us – the children will be learning about the role of the priest as a special person in God’s family who helps people. This unit also has a focus on the church building as an important place within the parish community.



In RHE (Relation and Health Education) we follow the Ten:Ten scheme called ‘Life to the Full’. This term we will be focussing on how we have been ‘Created to love others’ and ‘Created to live in a community’.



The children in Nursery will have daily phonics session where they will start learning letter sounds, through the Read Write Inc scheme. They will practise reading and writing the first set of initial sounds, and continue to practise oral blending through Fred Talk.

In Reception, children will continue to have daily Read Write Inc. sessions, focusing on reading with fluency and writing both words and sentences. We will consolidate and keep practising Set 2 sounds and then begin learning Set 3 sounds.



Our Talk Through stories texts this half term will be:




In Literacy, we will be reading a range of Traditonal Tales – focusing on story language, repeated phrases, role-play and creative writing opportunities. We will be using these texts to compare stories and characters, and also using them to link to the past.   



The children in Nursery will continue to develop their understanding of number through a variety of games, songs and creative activities, to allow them to develop their knowledge of numbers and what they mean. They will also explore shapes, measures and patterns; and extend their use of mathematical language.

Reception will be practising counting on and counting back; developing their knowledge of numbers to 20; consolidating number bonds and composition up to 10. They will also learn about numerical patterns, shape and measures.


                Understanding the World


We will be learning about the changes in season from Winter to Spring, then later in the term, Spring to Summer. We will be learning about Spring/Summer weather, thinking about clothes that are suitable/necessary for the different seasons, and how to be sun safe.

Later in the term, we will be learning about mini-beasts and simple life cycles, and we will be doing some planting/growing also.



The children will also be using the Charanga Music Platform as part of their weekly music sessions, which will include lots of opportunities for singing and exploring musical instruments and patterns.



Expressive Arts and Design       



Our Artist focus will be Eric Carle, who is the author and illustrator of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. We will practise following his artistic process of collage through our learning about minibeasts.


Also as part of our Design and Technology unit – we will be exploring different skills such as threading and sewing to create our own book marks.








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