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Class 1

Class 1Class 1

On behalf of myself, class teacher, Mrs Wilkinson and our Teaching Assistant, Mrs Lott, we wish you a very warm welcome to class 1. Within the classroom we teach, guide and support, a mix age of pre-school, reception and year 1 children.

Our overriding aim is to provide a vibrant, supportive and nurturing environment where our children feel safe and secure and above all, happy to learn, grow and develop. Myself and Mrs Lott take great pride in our energetic, enthusiastic, hard working and caring attitudes, in providing each individual and unique child with the best possible start to their life long learning journey.


Year 1

Children in year 1 will follow the Key Stage one curriculum (  and will learn along side reception children, who will be following the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework (please see our foundation stage section )

A high level of flexibility and organisation in lesson planning is used to ensure that our teaching in class 1, meets the needs of both age groups and all abilities within the class are supported. There are lots of benefits of this mixed age class structure including, pupils stay with the same teacher for a couple of years which allows the teacher to develop a deeper understanding of a pupil’s strengths and needs, and puts the teachers in a better position to support their learning. Also there is a strong sense of collaborative leaning amongst the children and their peers.


Foundation Stage

Early learning goals are used to guide their learning and development process. These seven areas of leaning and development focuses on the whole child and help him/her to grow into a happy, secure, confident and well adjusted independent learner. This is also closely linked to a variety of both structured and spontaneous play activities and guided and self directed experiential learning.


Home Visits

Before children start their learning journey in class 1, myself and Mrs Lott will carry out a home and/or nursery visit, to see children in their familiar environment. We feel this is really important to get to know the child and here are some other reasons for doing so:

  • To build up a warm caring relationship with the child and parent/carer before the child starts school.
  • To meet the child in their natural environment and to establish a friendship to ease the settling in period.
  • To ensure that the child has met staff on familiar territory. This can help the children feel more confident about making the transition from home to school.
  • To encourage parents to share with us as much information as possible about their child. This information will help us get to know the child’s needs and to plan an appropriate settling in programme.
  • To get a picture of what the child likes to do at home.
  • To share information about St Peters and what happens there.
  • To allow parents/carers to share things in private and without interruption.


The School day

Arrive  at  08.50hrs

Carpet time/ register  09.00hrs

Teaching input and activities until  10.15hrs

Assembly  10.15hrs

Playtime  10.30hrs

Snack time fruit (social/ speaking and listening to each other) 10.50hrs

Teaching input 11.00hrs

Story Time and hand wash before lunch  11.45hrs

Lunch time  12pm-1pm

Book time  1pm-1.20pm

Activities  1.20pm-2.30pm

Tidy up Library/music/singing  2.30pm

Getting ready for home  3.20pm

Home time  3.30pm


I hope this information has been helpful to you. Please do call in at anytime to see our fabulous classroom, and I will be happy to have a chat with you about any aspect of your child starting/joining class 1 here at  St  Peters Brafferton.


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