Class 1



CLASS 1 CURRICULUM – 2017 – 2018


The curriculum in Class 1 (Nursery and Reception) is delivered through the following topics:

Autumn Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

Marvellous Me!


Up, Up and Away!


Land Before Time!

On the Land

Growing Things



In the Wilds!



Nursery and Reception:


Children in Nursery and Reception are provided with a stimulating learning environment which encourages learning through play – a fundamental part of early learning. The school uses the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum to plan learning opportunities in the following areas:

Playing and exploring – engagement

  • Finding out and exploring
  • Playing with what they know
  • Being willing to ‘have a go’

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

  • Making relationships
  • Self-confidence and self-awareness
  • Managing feelings and behaviour


  • Reading
  • Writing


  • Numbers
  • Shape, space and measure

Active learning – motivation

  • Being involved and concentrating
  • Keeping trying
  • Enjoying achieving what they set out to do

Physical Development

  • Moving and handling
  • Health and self-care

Understanding of the world

  • People and communities
  • The world
  • Technology

Creating and thinking critically – thinking

  • Having their own ideas
  • Making links
  • Choosing ways to do things

Communication and Language

  • Listening and attention
  • Understanding
  • Speaking

Expressive Arts and Design

  • Exploring and using media and materials

Being imaginative