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Elm – Year 1

Welcome to Elm Class 2023 - 2024

Welcome to the Year 1 Elm Class page.


On this page you will find important notices including information regarding Year 1 expectations, and curriculum information. 

This page will be regularly updated so please check weekly.

Any concerns or worries, please speak to me after school and we can arrange a suitable time if required.


We look forward to working with you this year in order to support you with your children's learning.


Mrs Everest and Miss Cherry



PE Days

Tuesday and Wednesday

Please remove earrings and ensure long hair is tied back.

Home Learning Set on Friday and due in the following Wednesday.

Set on Friday and tested the following Friday,

Spellings can be found on Edshed and in purple spelling books.


Continuous Provision

In Year One, we have introduced a new approach to teaching called Continuous Provision. Through this approach the children undertake their learning through an explorative style of teaching and learning which in turn allows the children to access and engage with the curriculum with adults supporting the children on an individual and independent learning journey. By partaking in Exploring Time the children are given additional resources to thoroughly explore the learning experiences planned by the teacher.


How does Continuous Provision work?

Children are taught knowledge and skills in whole class sessions that are linked to the Year One curriculum objectives. For example, Maths is taught as whole class and learning is extended and practiced through carefully planned Exploring sessions. English is taught throughout the day allowing the children to see that writing is important for the whole curriculum.

Some of the learning is undertaken in small groups and the benefits of this allows the children to receive quality teaching tailored towards the induvial child. Other learning is undertaken as a whole class allowing the children to share their knowledge with their peers.

The activities and resources are carefully planned to facilitate an enriched topic – based curriculum is available for the children to explore and enhance their own learning.  The Year One classroom has been organised to provide the children with opportunities to revisit, share, explain and talk about what they are learning through their Exploring sessions.


How do the adults in school support the children?

The adults in the class (Mrs Everest and Miss Cherry) support the children to scaffold and extend the children’s learning allowing for opportunities for revisiting, sharing, exploring and talking about their discoveries and knowledge. This is important part of the children’s learning opportunities as it allows them to become increasingly independent and develop their skills for life-long learning.