Welcome to Reception & Year 1 at Crockerne
We are Apple, Holly and Pear class and we work together as a Year 1 and Reception unit. The children have a classroom as their base and during our 'Discovery Time' each day children free flow. They work with adults, their peers or independently to access their learning environment both indoors and outdoors whatever the weather!
This way of working allows us to have developmentally appropriate practice which means that children experience a play-based learning environment because....
'Play is the highest form of research'
'Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning but for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood'
Key Information for our week
Everyday- Bookbag with books and reading record, water bottle, wellies and waterproofs ( these can stay in school)
Monday ( starting after October break) - An opportunity for you to share a book with your child during our 'Family Reading' session at 2.55pm
Tuesday & Friday- Wear your PE kit to school ( white t-shirt, black or navy shorts, leggings or joggers, trainers or daps)
Thursday- Forest School where we often need to wear our waterproofs and wellies
Friday- Visit to our school library ( remember to return books that have been borrowed each week)
Reception (EYFS) Curriculum
These three areas are known as the prime areas:
These prime areas are supported, strengthened and applied by four specific areas:
Year 1 Curriculum
We teach the National Curriculum through our project theme approach.
These are the projects in our two year cycle.
Term 1 & 2
Who am I and where am I?
What floats in on the tide?
How does a garden grow?
Science, Geography, RE
Science , DT, Geography, History
Science, PE, Art
How is the world filled with colour?
Who’s afraid of the big bad wolf?
What puts people on the map?
Art and Science focus
English and DT and Science focus
History and Geography focus