Welcome to Class One
My name is Mrs Ingham Thomas and I have a passion for teaching and lots of experience of teaching children in the Foundation Stage and Year One.
Together with Mrs Badman, I plan to provide fun, hands-on activities within a safe and stimulating learning environment, which will promote motivated, enthused and eager learners. Your child will have time to initiate their own learning through play. They will also take part in teacher led whole class, small group and individual activitives.
Throughout the year we will plan activities based on particular themes or learning clusters which will be enhanced by learning outside the classroom, including school trips.
We try and keep routines as simple and consistent as possible in school to help children feel settled and secure. A usual school day in Class One looks like this:
8.45am Reading routine – children read with an adult, individually or part of a guided reading group, and / or change their books
9.15am Activate morning warm-up
9.30am Work time begins – children use the different workshop areas and may also work in small groups directed by a member of staff. This may be a literacy or numeracy based session or linked to children’s interests or the current learning cluster.
10.20am Tidy up time, snack and playtime
10.45am Mental Maths
11.00am Maths or literacy session
11.40am Letters and sounds session
12pm – 1pm Lunch
1.00pm Story / book sharing with class
1.40pm More work time and group work covering all areas of learning such as understanding the world and science or some days it will be music, PE, Golden Mile, library book changing …
2.45pm Collective Worship
If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.
We are all looking forward to teaching your child and working in partnership with you to support your child’s learning.
Mrs Ingham Thomas and Mrs Badman