Class 1


Welcome to our Class Page!

Welcome to Reception and Year 1!

It gives us great pleasure in welcoming you to our school and thank you for giving us the opportunity to work with and get to know your children. The first year at school is so important, as it builds the foundations for your child’s personal, social and emotional development, as well as their academic skills, knowledge and understanding. They will soon feel that they belong – to their class, to their house and to the school community. With this, and their developing confidence, your child will continue to thrive throughout their time at Mappleborough Green Primary School.

At Mappleborough Green Primary School we have a team of enthusiastic and dedicated staff in our  classroom. The team is led by  Mrs Groom and teaching assistants; Mrs Hartles, Mrs Caines and Mrs Ingram. 

Reception children follow The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - this focusses on developing children’s phonics, reading, writing and maths skills; whilst also building on personal, social, emotional and language skills which children begin to develop in preschool. We deliver our curriculum through a mixture of adult directed activities and child initiated learning, operating a free-flow system, so that children are able to access the outdoor classroom. Topics are adapted around children’s interests and there are lots of opportunities to develop our imaginations, as well as our scientific and artistic skills. Our approach challenges children and encourages them to develop into learners and thinkers who are full of curiosity about the world around them. Within our exciting, happy and secure learning environment, children have opportunities to explore, enquire and to take risks through practical, hands-on learning experiences.

Year One learning follows in line with the National Curriculum whilst also giving the opportunity to access the continuous provision in the EYFS. They take part in discrete Computing, PE and Science lessons with the rest of the Year Ones from Class 2.

Each week we have 2 PE lessons: Monday (Yoga) and Thursday. On Friday we have forest school sessions.

It is a privilege to support your child on their first exciting step into school life and we look forward to sharing with you the amazing progress that your child will make over the coming year. 

Mrs Groom and the Class 1 team.


This Half Term we are basing our learning around the theme Let's Build! 

 ‘Let’s Build’ explores buildings in the local and wider world. They begin to identify similarities and differences between buildings and  their homes. We will also be looking at how buildings have changed over time. This half term we will be using Traditional Tales as a vehicle for our literacy work. Click here for an overview of this half term's learning and the current curriculum letters and dates.

There is a document that has been released to explain to parents about the EYFS please click here for your copy.

Class 1 Long Term Plan - Reception

Class 1 Long term Plan - Year 1