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Class 1 - Super Snails- Miss Squiers

Welcome to Class 1. We have such a busy year ahead and we are so excited to have you all back at school with us. We are looking forward to getting to know your children and their interests and hobbies.  Please click here to see our daily timetable. To see what we get up to in class please click here.

In Class 1 we have both Foundation Stage children as well as Year 1's. The different year groups follow different curriculums. Please see the different curriculums below. 

At Woodthorpe we plan our curriculum based around the Early Years Foundation Stage framework. This describes the seven areas of learning and development which “must be implemented through planned, purposeful play.” The framework describes three characteristics of effective teaching and learning;

  • Playing and Exploring
  • Active Learning
  • Thinking Critically

These principles provide the bedrock to our curriculum planning. The Early Years Foundation framework is split into two key areas of learning: the prime areas and the specific areas.

The Prime Areas include:


Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Physical Development

  • Moving and Handling
  • Health and Self-Care

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Self-Confidence and Self-Awareness
  • Managing Feelings and Behaviour
  • Making Relationships

The Specific Areas include:


  • Reading
  • Writing


  • Numbers
  • Shape, Space and Measures

 Understanding the World

  • People and Communities
  • The World
  • Technology

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and Using Media and Materials
  • Being Imaginative

Communication, language and literacy sit at the heart of our curriculum design. We are committed to engaging our children with stories and rhymes from a very young age. A key aspect to our provision is to help children to build up a bank of tales, developing their imaginative and linguistic repertoire. The foundation if this work is fundamental to our Early Years, establishing the very roots of imaginative play and early language development through daily stories and rhymes.

Research shows the importance of children being read to at a young are to develop their early language development. Children experience quality reading, story, rhyme, talk and play on a daily basis. This is carefully planned within directed teacher led sessions and in continuous provision.

Children are supported to develop their early transcriptional skills (handwriting and spelling) as well as their language skills and writing development (for example, how to write a shopping list).


Year 1-  Please click on the link below to see the Year 1 curriculum.  In class 1, the Year 1's will follow the Year 1 curriculum as well as using continuous provision to enhance learning.