Class 1

Mrs Edmonds and Mrs Singleton 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 Mrs Jappy also work with us too.

Our learning:

Here we are

We are using this text to learn more about the planet we live on and those who live on it. Through this text we can explore, space, the world, people, similarities and differences, wildlife and much, much more. We will follow the children’s interests and see where they take us. We can also link play, maths, music and outdoor learning while we fully immerse ourselves in this text.

This week we have been learning about the planets and compared their sizes by using fruits. We have talked about all of the things that make our planet amazing and have filmed short clips to encourage people to visit Earth.


Phase 1: Have been exploring different listening games to develop their listening skills ready for learning their phonic sounds.

Phase 3: The children are recapping on the sounds that they learnt last year in phases 2 & 3 and will continue to read and write our tricky words. Children will be retaught tricky sounds in phase 3 including: ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee igh, oa, oo, ar, or, air, ee, ear

The children are practising their counting skills including: saying number names in order, counting accurately and saying on number name for one object, recognising and ordering digits, counting forwards and back and finding one more and less than a number.

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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