Crockerne Church of England Primary School

To be the best me that I can be

Reception / Year 1

What a fantastic first term at school!





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'

Albert Einstein


'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'

Fred Rogers


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)






Our Weekly Family Reading Opportunity

Phonics and Early Reading

Our Weekly Forest School Experience

Reception  (EYFS) Curriculum

These three areas are known as the prime areas:

  • Communication and Language (CL)
  • Physical Development (PD)
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)

These prime areas are supported, strengthened and applied by four specific areas:

  • Literacy (L)
  • Mathematics (M)
  • Understanding of the World (UW)
  • Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)


Year 1 Curriculum

We teach the National Curriculum through our project theme approach.


Project Overview


These are the projects in our two year cycle.



Term 1 & 2

Term 3&4

Term 5&6



Who am I and where am I?

What floats in on the tide?

How does a garden grow?

Subject Focus

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?

Subject Focus

Art and Science focus

English and DT and Science focus

History and Geography focus

Recommended Reading List - Reception and Year One