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Welcome to Alps Class: Reception and Year 1
Alps Class is taught by Miss Roberts and is supported by highly trained teaching assistants. We are Alps class, the younger children at Lady Seawards Primary School. In Alps class, the children enjoy exploring, investigating and learning through their hands on activities and play. We have a range of activities out daily for the children to enjoy, these include construction, small world, role play, writing, fine and gross motor skills, maths, art and the outside environment to name a few. We love to take our learning outside the classroom and explore the world around us. Children are encouraged to practise their communication skills and use exciting vocabulary while learning. We have a 'Word of the Week' that the children always love to try and use, this is helping to expand the children's vocabulary and understanding of new words. We aim to create a calm and stimulating atmosphere where all children can learn and build upon their knowledge and understanding. There is a mixture of adult led and child initiated activities. Children are encouraged to be independent and work as part of a team as much as possible. The children’s interests and needs are at the heart of all planned learning opportunities.
A day in Reception/Year 1 (Alps Class)
The gates open for the children at 8:40am when they are able to come straight into school to do their 'jobs'. This includes taking their snack out their bags, sorting their water bottles and changing their reading books. They then sit down on the carpet ready for learning with a morning task to complete.
The gate then closes around 8:50am. Children are then registered and we start our school day. In Alps Class we start with our phonics and handwriting learning first allowing both reception and year 1 children to have taught sessions linked to their stage in phonics. We then move onto our English teaching, which is the Talk for Writing approach or Take One Book. Children have the opportunity to work in small groups with adults alongside having access to the continuous provision including free-flow into the outside space.
Children then have play time at 10:20am. After play we come back into class for a maths session, we have a carpet time based on our maths learning and then again the children are allowed to use the classroom to learn through their play and access small adult led maths based activities.
During the afternoons, you will see Alps Class focusing on different EYFS areas of learning and Curriculum subjects, allowing children to access fun and interactive ways to learn through. Children are always given opportunities to learn through their play. Using their curiosity, children often ask questions which practitioners can answer. Through effective questioning and interactions with the children, the children broaden their understanding and acquire new knowledge.
If you would like to know more about the EYFS curriculum and what we offer here at Lady Seawards, please click the link below to take you to our site page.
If you would like to know more about the curriculum that we have to offer the children please click the link below.
EYFS Reforms Parent Workshop
There was a virtual meeting on the 23rd September for EYFS and Pre-School parents. This was to give you some information on the EYFS curriculum and the changes that have happened this year. If you would like to find out more, please take a look at the powerpoint presentation below or ask Miss Roberts for more information.