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 16th April

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

This week we will be...

-Marking Earth day, thinking about how we can make a different, particularly thinking about litter, recycling and plastic-use.

-Thinking about the term empathy.

-Beginning our focus book Anna Hibiscus' Song.

-Beginning this term's art project.


Reception Specific Objectives

-Reading CVCC words by covering the last sound and blending. e.g. sink s-i-n (sin) k (sink) and writing these words by stretching them out, really emphasising the penultimate sound.

-Listening to music from Africa and writing about this.

Year One Specific Objectives

-In Maths we will be focusing on counting in 10s and looking at grouping objects into 10s, 5,s 2s.

-Explore programming by using the Beebots.

-Learning 'root' words, and adding 'ed' or 'ing' to root words where no change is needed in spelling. E.G. help is the root word. helping/helped. play is the root word, playing/played.

Other things happening this week...

-Some children will take part in some arts and crafts activities at The Charterhouse within the Chocolate Quarter with Sam on Tuesday afternoon for half an hour. Sam will let you know if your child is going this week on Monday morning.


Important Dates



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

I, go, no, into, the to, are, you, was, they, he, we, me, she, be, my


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.