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 Miss Jackson (our Higher-level Teaching Assistant.
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 The Year 2023-2024:
Autumn Term – ‘Childhood’
This project teaches children about everyday life and families today, including comparisons with childhood in the 1950s, using artefacts and a range of different sources.
Spring Term – ‘Movers and Shakers’
This project teaches children about historically significant people who have had a major impact on the world. They will learn to use timelines, stories and historical sources to find out about the people featured and use historical models to explore their significance.
Summer Term – ‘Coastline ‘
This project teaches children about the physical and human features of coastal regions across the United Kingdom, including a detailed exploration of the coastal town of Whitby, in Yorkshire.
Our Topics For The Year 2022-2023:
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.
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.
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.