Class 1


Mrs Edmonds, Mrs Singleton and Mrs Heritage teach Class 1. Class 1 is made up of Reception children who follow the EYFS curriculum and Year 1 children who follow the Year 1 curriculum once they are ready. Class 1 are supported by Mrs Lansdale-Brown and Mrs Baldry, Mrs O'Grady and Mr Davis also work with us too.

 We are learning about:

The Seaside

Our topic this half term is learning all about the The Seaside. We will be learning about sea creatures, beach habitats and reading some fun seaside books. We live in a wonderful county full of amazing beaches and we will learn about our local coast. We will find out about rock pools, crabs, whelks and many more exciting sea creatures.

What we do in Class One:


Phase 3: This term children will recap on phase 2 sounds that they have learnt and will practise using them in words and sentences.

Phase 5: They will recap on the sounds that they learnt last term in phases 2 & 3 and will continue to read and write our tricky words. Children will learn several new sounds and digraphs such as: ay, ou, ie, ea, oy

In the moment planning

In class 1, we adjust our teaching and topic themes based on the children's interests; so don't be surprised if we learn about lots of other things too! Our approach is ‘in the moment’ planning. We observe what the children do and assess their learning and interests, then through responding to and questioning the children (our planning), we teach 'in the moment' and move the children’s learning on by addressing their next steps immediately. Each week we concentrate in depth on 4 focus children - if your child is a focus child then we will send a sheet home for you to complete in advance, to help us to tailor their learning to their interests and activities. We would be grateful if you could return this by the date listed on the sheet. Each child will be a focus child once each half term. We continue to teach, engage, question, explore and investigate with all children.

All children have focused teaching sessions, then access independent learning. Teaching is linked to our topic, our focus objectives and the children’s interests. After each session of teaching the year 1s will complete a focused, directed learning activity before independent learning.

Mrs Edmonds storytime:

YouTube Video

Mrs Singleton storytime:

YouTube Video

This story is a beautiful way of discussing race, ethnicity and celebrating our differences with children

YouTube Video

Our Environment

Our class is set up so the children can access everything they need for themselves.
We want the children to be very independent and also learn to tidy up what they have enjoyed playing with.

Outdoor play: 

Outside we have a mud kitchen, sand pit, large construction area, creation station and water play.

We also enjoy gardening and do a weekly outdoor learning session (additional to our free flow play into the outdoor area). The children go out whatever the weather.

Who you will meet in Class One:
Mrs Edmonds has taught at Barnham Broom for nine years, in that time she has got married and had her two beautiful children. Mrs Edmonds likes to go for a run, bake and read. In her spare time she treasures days out with her family.
  Mrs Singleton has two wonderful little boys who keep her busy. She loves going to the theatre, reading and socialising with friends. Her favourite food is baked beans and her favourite animal is a giraffe. 
Mrs Baldry has worked at Barnham Broom for over 10 years and has a daughter at the school. She has a very lazy cat called Olaf. She enjoys painting and attending her art class. In her spare time she enjoys reading and spending time in the sunshine.

Mrs L-B has been working at Barnham Broom for just over 10 years. Mrs L-B and her husband built their own home. They have one son who attends high school. She enjoys reading, baking and socialising with family and friends. She loves to travel and her favourite place is Disney World.

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