Welcome to Reception/Year One Class!

Our teacher is Sam O'Regan and our higher level teaching assistant is Jo Devine.


This term's learning

In Reception/Year One we tailor the curriculum around our children's current interests. The curriculum map below shows the key objectives we intend to cover during this term. Objectives are taken from Development Matters & the National Curriculum. Please check this page on a weekly basis where we detail our current learning and interests. 

To view the overview of what we plan to teach this term, please download the curriculum map to the left hand side.


This week's learning - Week commencing 25th June

Every Sunday we will update this section to inform you of our planned learning objectives for the coming week.

This week we will be...

-Practising for Sports Day

-Having fun on Sports Day!

-Meeting our Y1/Y2 teacher Katherine, and spending two activity sessions with her in our new classroom.

-Continuing our Suffragettes project

-Continuing the '30 Days Wild' challenge - Why not sign up yourself and join in at home? http://action.wildlifetrusts.org/page/20877/petition/1

Reception Specific Objectives

-Learning consonant clusters

-Counting and exploring numbers to 30

-Writing sentences that can be read back by ourselves and others, spelling our tricky words correctly.


Year One Specific Objectives

-Reviewing our Mathematical learning from this term

-Practising the spelling of our high frequency words, and looking at alternative pronunciation of sounds.

-Writing a persuasion text to persuade others why worms are not yucky.

-Learning about which information we should keep private when online.

Other things happening this week...

-Wednesday 27th June: 1.45pm for a 2pm start: Sports Day

-Friday 29th June: Wrong Trousers Day (Wear your wackiest trousers in exchange for a donation to the Grand Appeal for the Children's Hospital.


Important Dates

Wednesday 27th June - Sports Day (1.45pm for a 2pm start)

Friday 29th June - Wrong Trousers Day

Saturday 7th July - Official School Opening Event

Friday 13th July - Aardman Animation Workshop

Friday 20th July - Last day of Term 6


Sounds learnt so far

Reception children have learnt:

s,a,t,p,i,n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss, j, v, w, v, x, y, z, zz,qu, ch, sh, t, ng, ai, ee, oo, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, air, ure, ear, er

All Phase 2, 3 and 4 camera words. Children should be able to spell Phase 2 & 3 words, and read Phase 4.


Year One Parents: 

We continue to learn alternative pronunciations. We are also practising reading words with split digraphs in particular - both real words and alien words.