Class 1

Class 1 is for our reception children and is taught by Mrs Bateman with the help of teaching assistant Mrs Gallagher. We are also lucky to have trainee teacher Miss Grundy for the autumn term. 

We have a warm and welcoming classroom and secure outdoor area where our pupils develop as learners, friends and individuals. With a strong focus on belonging and kindness we are developing the Characteristics of Effective Teaching and Learning, which are central to our Early Years curriculum. The children's needs, interests and fascinations all help to shape the education we provide.

A lifelong love of books and reading is our aim for every child, and high quality books enhance our learning on a daily basis. Please see our book list pdf and keep an eye on our Friday News updates to hear about the curriculum we are enjoying.

We are very excited to be learning with the SSP, Rocket Phonics. Please see our phonics page to read more about this and see the attchments at the bottom of this page for recent updates (autumn 2021). Thank you to all parents and carers who were able to come into Class 1 and watch our demonstration phonics lessons. Please get in touch if you would like more support.


Learning to be curious, respectful, caring, proud, motivated, resilient and much, much more - it is our pleasure to be part of this special class.