Class 1AE

In 1AE we decide what we would like to learn about by discussing our interests and ideas as a class. To ensure the children experience a smooth transition across to Key Stage 1 we aim to keep our learning environment and style of teaching very similar to Reception. Children have access to continuous provision where they are free to guide their own play-based learning, both indoors and outdoors.

To find out more about some of the things we are learning as part of our current topic ‘Awongalema’ click on this term's curriculum map. Much of our work is practical and cross-curricular which enables us to make strong links between different areas of our learning.

We love stories. In order to learn a new story we use the story telling approach of hear, map, step, speak. We consider ourselves quite the story telling experts! This term we will be learning the African tale Awongalema.

We call our class the 1AE family. We are a close-knit group who strive to support and encourage each other in all areas of school life. We foster a Growth Mindset approach and encourage each other to learn with a can-do attitude. We often positively critique each other’s ideas and work in order to progress further in our learning.

You will often hear singing and music coming from our classroom. We sometimes even have a musical register where we show off our street dance moves!

We’re looking forward to more creating, investigating and developing on our learning journey in Year 1.


Miss Elam, Miss Adams, Mrs. Newton and all of 1AE!


Richmond Village

We have really enjoyed our visits to see  the residents of Richmond Village with 3 children form RD and 3 from 1AE.

The children played games with the residents, sang songs with them and read stories with them.

It has been a wonderful experience for everyone.

The children asked regularly when they were going back and the residents talked about the children when we left each week.