We are a Reception/Year 1 class at Exeter House and have 8 children in our class: Ruth is our class teacher and Kim, Julie and Louise are our 3 fantastic teaching assistants. Everybody works together to help us achieve our individual goals in all aspects of the school day.
As the youngest pupils in the school, settling happily into school life and learning all the new routines is a major focus in our class. Therefore the personal and social aspects of the curriculum are central to the children’s learning.
Also important are plenty of opportunities to learn through practical play activities. Through play and exploration, both independently and alongside an adult, children are learning a whole range of skills across all areas of the EYFS curriculum.
We are very lucky to have a spacious classroom with separate workroom, playroom and sensory room. These facilities really enable us to plan and deliver to the children’s individual needs. As well as this we have our own secure playground with a variety of outdoor equipment and our own climbing area.
During the school week we participate in a variety of activities including literacy, numeracy, phonics, Attention Wiltshire (bucket), Jabadao, cookery, art, hydrotherapy sessions and some of us will be horse riding. We will be able to enjoy our PE sessions with Zac and Forest School sessions with Bex. We enjoy whole group sessions, as well as working in smaller groups and individually within the class.
We have a busy year planned, where each term Lower School will have a different topic to focus our learning around. There will also be weekend trips home for Robbie, the Robins class monkey. For regular updates check out our class blog!