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John Cross CE

Primary School

Believe and Achieve

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John Cross CE

Primary School

Believe and Achieve

Class 1

We plan a range of exciting topics through the year but these can change when children's interests and needs are taken in to account.

We plan and teach for:

  • Personal, Social, Emotional development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Understanding the world
  • Mathematics
  • Literacy
  • Expressive Arts and Design

Young children learn through play and the school's Foundation Unit provides continuous provision both indoors and outdoors for our EYFS children as well as high-quality teacher-led and guided activities.  

Our directed sessions include:

  • Phonics- following Red Rose Letters and Sounds 
  • Mathematics- following White Rose Maths for reception.



Class 1 - Curriculum overview 2022-2023

Autumn 1


During the first half of the autumn  term, Class 1 will be focusing on the topic 'Marvellous Me'. They will be thinking about how they are similar/different to others. They will be painting and drawing self-portraits. They will be learning about their bodies and how they work as well as how to keep themselves safe and healthy. Here the children will focus heavily on healthy eating and

oral health. 


The children will begin their phonics sessions, focusing on Phase 2 of Red Rose Phonics. They will be practicing writing their own names, recalling and retelling stories, letter formation and mark making in Literacy. In Maths the children will be comparing, matching and sorting as well as exploring patterns.


They will be taking part in Forest schools every Thursday as well as a balance bike lesson on a Monday afternoon. 


Through the RE lessons, the children will be learning about themselves and what makes them special.. 


All children will have access to continuous provision both indoors and outdoors and they will have lots of exciting challenges to complete in all of the areas of the provision. 


 The children will explore different cultures as they learn about Diwali celebrations.

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