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Information for Parents and Carers

Information for Parents and Carers


Welcome! This page is for parents and carers of children joining us in Class 1. Although most of the information is aimed at children joining us in Foundation Stage, if your child is joining us as a Year 1, you will also find the information useful. 


Class 1 Overview

Class 1 is a mixed year group of 20 foundation stage children and up to 10 year 1 children. Foundation Stage children (also known as FS2 children) are taught the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum (EYFS) and Year 1 children access the Year 1 National Curriculum. FS2 children are then assessed through teacher assessments (no testing is done!) on the Early Learning Goals. These assessments are then given to you in the form of their end of year report. 


Staff in Class 1 


Miss Olive - Class 1 Teacher 

Mrs Cowling - Class 1 Teaching assistant 

Mrs McKenzie - Class 1 Teaching assistant (mornings) 


Your children will also get to know other members of staff who come into Class 1 from time to time:


Miss Wilkins 

Mrs Weston 

Mrs Warris 


In Class 1 we aim for a balance between direct teaching and child-led play. What we do in direct teaching time aims to support child's interests and develop their skills. Many of our direct teaching sessions are based on performance, singing, games and circle time discussions. We use our outdoor space during these session weekly, so please make sure your child brings appropriate clothing for outdoor learning. 


Below are PDF documents with more information on what we do in Class 1. 

As part of transition you would normally be invited to a meeting with Mrs Holcroft and myself. Sadly, due to current circumstances, this year it cannot go ahead. Below are the power points we would have delivered. Transition is really important and as a school we will endeavour to provide a transition for your child when it is safe to do so. We will stay in touch with you and inform you about transition plans when we can. Until then, I hope you find this page useful. 
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