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Class 1

The Class 1 Team

Mrs Fanous (Class Teacher), Mrs Bass (HLTA) and Mrs Sprintall (GTA)



Children are taught the statutory curriculum for their year group. As well as this, children are given lots of opportunity to explore their own ideas and interests in our indoor and outdoor provision.


Children in Reception primarily learn through play. Their interests are built upon to extend their learning and knowledge. Where appropriate, children in Reception will take part in focused, adult-led activities to introduce them to new ideas and to ensure that they experience all areas of learning in the EYFS. For more information about the statutory curriculum for Early Years, please click here.


Below you will find the curriculum overviews for Class 1.


Autumn 2 2020


Let’s put on our coats, pop up our brollies and investigate the weather.

This half term, we’ll take a walk outdoors to find out about different types of weather and to look for signs of the seasons. We’ll study TV weather reports, make weather symbols and build our own weather station.

Creative opportunities will allow us to explore the seasons and natural landscapes through sculpture! We’ll write weather reports, with glossaries to explain our understanding of vocabulary. Our thinking skills will come in handy when we experiment with thermometers, investigate the effects of the Sun and compare weather around the world.


Our Christian value this half term in Courage.


Autumn 1 2020


It's been lovely to welcome all children old and new back to Hackness School. Children in Class 1 have settled well into their new year groups and Reception have taken so well to the Hackness way of life!

We are launching our new curriculum with the project ’Muck, Mess and Mixtures’.

We’re warning you; this is going to get messy...

Most of our work in foundation subjects will be driven by
investigating mixtures, from paint and foam to jelly and play dough. In Science, we’ll hone our abilities to conduct experiments to explore everyday materials, investigate soap products and understand why mixtures freeze and melt. DT will give us the chance to taste a wide variety of foods, learn about healthy eating and follow recipes to prepare healthy meals safely using equipment such as graters, peelers and even knives! Our artwork will also rely on our mixing skills. We will be inspired by Jackson Pollock and develop our understanding of colour mixing and how to use a range of tools for painting. We will be learning all about stop motion animation in Computing (with some help from Wallace and Gromit!) and using iPads and apps to create a (very) short film of our very own.


Our Christian value this half term is Responsibility.