Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 Class

Welcome to Darwin Class

Welcome to Darwin Class, the learning environment for Nursery, Reception, Year 1, and Year 2. We are taught by Mr Gillespie, Mrs White-Culf, Miss Mynard, Mrs Finch and Mrs Blakemore. If we are not in our classroom, we can be found on our Pirate ship in our outdoor learning area, cooking in our outdoor kitchen, exploring in the conservatory or learning in our Forest School area.

In Darwin class we are inclusive, accepting, and work hard at being the best versions of ourselves. We believe every child is unique and full of potential, so we passionately work to help them progress, achieve, and discover their given talents. Whilst our engaging curriculum and environments encourage learning and independence, our class ethos of respect helps to develop us into kind, caring, responsible young people.

Every morning we all enjoy daily sessions of Phonics following the Read, Write, Inc programme. We learn English, Maths, Reading, and Handwriting every morning too.

In the afternoons, Nursery and Reception enjoy enriching activities such as art, cooking, and forest school alongside child initiated sessions to enable them to develop the key strands of the Early Years Foundation Stage.

Key Stage 1 spend their afternoons developing the key knowledge and skills required to ensure they progress in the subjects of Geography, History, Science, Computing, RE, Music, Art and D&T through our termly topics. We enjoy weekly PE and Forest sessions too.

The Autumn term 2020 curriculum can be found here: 

The Autumn term 2020 curriculum can be found here: 

The Autumn term topic plan:

The development statements and early learning goals can be found here: Development statements

Click here for helpful information regarding KS1 SATs.