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 19th March

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 World Happiness Day on Tuesday, making pledges to make the world a happier place.

-Marking Elimination of Racial Discrimination Day, thinking about unity and respect.

-Orally telling some fairy stories.

-Completing our art project, creating an Yvonne Coomber style piece of artwork. On Tuesday we will be opening up the Year One/Year Two classroom at 3.10 - 3.30pm for parents to visit our pop-up art gallery.


Reception Specific Objectives

-Reading and writing two syllable words using our Phase 3 graphemes.

-Using language related to time to compare and solve problems.

Year One Specific Objectives

-In Maths we will be focusing on capacity.

-Identifying and naming basic parts of the human body (arms, legs, elbows, nose, ears...), and saying which part of the body is associated with each sense.

-Creating our own fairy stories, using features of narrative.

Other things happening this week...

Friday 23rd March - Last day of Term 4


Important Dates

Monday 9th April: INSET Day (School closed for children)

Tuesday 10th April: First day of Term 5


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: 

Please see the note sent home in Term 3, Week 2 for details on what has been taught, and what will be taught for this term.