Class 1 pupils are in Nursery, Reception and Year 1. We deliver education to the children using an Early Years Curriculum and teaching approach. This means that children are encouraged to develop their skills and understanding through exploration and play. The classroom is structured with activities and resources which are changed on a regular cycle throughout the year. These cycles are planned to incorporate a topic and an appropriate Big Book which is used to motivate the children and support the 7 curriculum areas of;
- Communication and Language,
- Understanding of the World
- Expressive Arts and Design,
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
As a class we place an emphasis on communication and independence skills. It is important that we have high expectations for all our pupils and encourage them to communicate their wants and needs appropriately and be as independent as they possibly can be. We believe that by encouraging these skills in the early stages of their school life we are preparing them for their ongoing school life in Woodfield.
In our class we have two teachers (Vicki and Amy) who share the working week in the class. We also have three full-time Teaching Assistants and a MSA. The staff working in the class are focusing on Characteristics of Learning, these promote the skills of engagement, motivation and thinking in the children and adults working in the class.