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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.

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.

Term 3

Frozen Planet

Have you got what it takes to be a Polar Explorer?


The children will find out about famous explorers who have set out on expeditions to the poles in search of discovery and exploration. We will learn about the equipment needed to be a great explorer and discover the best materials for our equipment to be made from by investigating their properties. 

In English we will use our previous learning about our senses to help us write setting descriptions of the polar regions using exciting adjectives to make our sentences more interesting.


This term we will become historians; learning about past explorers, scientists; investigating materials and their properties and meteorologist; discovering weather patterns and changes in the polar regions.


Exploration and investigation awaits!








We ask that your child reads to you every night and you practice their tricky words and phonics which are updated weekly.



Further to reading every night and practicing your phonics and tricky words, the Year One children are given spellings that are sent home on a fortnightly basis. They have a half way test after one week giving a chance to check how well they are learning the spelling rule and then a second test the following week.

Early Years Outcomes

Letters and Sounds: Articulation

Letters and Sounds video related to teaching of articulation of phonemes: vowels and consonants.

Ten Town Characters: How we learn to draw our numbers