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This year Class 1 is a mixed age class of EYFS2 (Reception) and Year 1 children. We have a full time Teaching Assistant on a daily basis, and a part-time Teaching Assistant during the afternoon. With two spacious classrooms and a covered outdoor area, we are able to deliver the appropriate curriculum for both groups. Our priority is to provide our pupils with a safe, nurturing and stimulating environment that enables them to develop both socially and academically and fosters what we hope will be a lifetime love of learning. We are acutely aware that these early days in school are a huge step and we work closely with parents, carers and previous settings to make this experience as smooth and positive as possible.
Our well-resourced indoor classroom flows directly into a large and secure covered outdoor area and children move freely between the two. In addition, we also have our own grassed section with a mud kitchen, which also provides the perfect spot for creating imaginative concoctions, and we make the most of our extensive school grounds.
Although we adhere strictly to national guidelines, we feel that it is vital to harness children's enthusiasm and curiosity by adapting our plans to incorporate their interests. With at least two adults supporting learning at all times, we are able to provide a balance between teacher directed and child initiated activities.
It's fair to say that there's never a dull moment in Class 1 and no two days are ever the same!