Welcome to EYFS & Key Stage 1
At St John’s Chapel Primary, our children in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are taught in Class 1. Their class teacher is Mr Sains (and he is the Deputy Headteacher of all the schools in our Federation). On Thursdays and Fridays, we are joined by the other children and staff from our Federation who come to St John’s Chapel for our ‘Federation Days’. The children in Class 1 also have support from Mrs Fenton, our teaching assistant, and Miss Jackson.
We have two separate teaching areas in Class 1 (each with their own interactive smart panel) which allows the children to work in smaller groups with an adult for focused activities. We also have lots of different areas and equipment within Class 1 that allow for a range of opportunities for learning, play and exploration. These include: a creative area with sand and water resources, reading corner, role play area and a den. The children in Class 1 also have access to our large outdoor area that allows them to continue their learning and exploration outside.
All of our Reception and Key Stage 1 children have their own allocated iPad. They use these to access a range of apps to continue and support their learning and basic skills .
Our Topics For This Year:
Autumn Term – ‘School Days’
This project teaches children about their own school and locality, both today and in the past. They compare schooling in the Victorian era to their experiences today.
School Days knowledge-organiser
School Days home-learning information
Spring Term – ‘Bright Lights Big City’
This project teaches children about the physical and human characteristics of the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the characteristics and features of the capital city, London.
Bright Lights, Big City knowledge-organiser
Bright Lights, Big City home-learning
Summer Term – ‘Magnificent Monarchs ‘
This project teaches children about the English and British monarchy from AD 871 to the present day. Using timelines, information about royal palaces, portraits and other historical sources, they build up an understanding of the monarchs and then research six of the most significant sovereigns.
Magnificent Monarchs knowledge-organiser