Aqua Class (Reception and Year 1)
Welcome to Aqua Class!
Hello and Welcome from everyone in Aqua Class.
We are a happy and excited class of mixed Reception and Year 1 children who enjoy exploring the environment in our lovely village setting. Our teacher is Mrs Gould who supports and guides our learning along with Miss Lynch.
We have a lovely outdoor classroom area with a canopy, soft play surface, mud kitchen and play house. This helps make our learning very exciting as we can have fun whatever the weather. We always have our wellingtons and raincoats in school so that we can go for walks, collecting leaves, being park detectives, exploring the village, bug hunting, bird watching, treasure hunts and maths trails whatever the weather.
To support the children we have developed a Creative Curriculum which is play based, hands on learning and helps to develop creative and independent thinking skills.
Our topic this term is Ourselves which will cover Science, History, Geography, ICT, Music, RE, PE, Art, Design Technology and much more. In Literacy we follow the Read, Write Inc. synthetic phonics scheme in line with the 2014 National Curriculum and our reading books are banded into Book Bands. We have a wide range of reading books to reflect the many interests of the children in our class. Numeracy and Literacy skills follow the 2014 National Curriculum.
We ask that your child reads to you every night and you practice their tricky words and phonics which are updated weekly in their learning logs.
Further to reading every night and practicing your phonics and tricky words, the Year One children are given spellings that are sent home every Friday and will be tested on the following Friday.