Wrens class – Reception and Year 1

Class teacher – Mrs Jacqueline McQue

TA – Mrs Hayley Alexander

Throughout reception and year 1, we spend most of our days enjoying exciting continuous provision, with the children learning through their own interests. In any one day they may be engaged in junk modelling, woodwork with tools, art, craft, writing, counting with numerous resources, climbing, dressing up, or experimenting with science equipment. They can choose to be indoors or outdoors and have the freedom to explore our large space with numerous resources. The adults in the room are on hand to help and guide children in getting the most out of their time.

In addition to this self-directed learning children will take part in a letters and sounds and a maths fluency session each day, and several short whole class/year group inputs, leading to structured ‘challenges’ that children need to complete throughout the week.

We also love exploring our wider environment and go out of school for a walk or a local trip every week, throughout the year. During these outings we learn all about our local environment and become engaged in ‘hands-on’ learning in a range of subjects such as science, geography, history or maths. 

On Wednesday afternoons, the whole school walk up to the beautiful Kennet Valley Hall to enjoy using the large space and fabulous facilities for PE.

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Information for Parents

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds

A typical day in Wrens

8:40 – 8:55  Arrive and morning task

9:00 – 9:15 Letters and sounds

9:15 – 9:30 Run

9:30 – 10:45 Continuous provision including

10 minutes input

10:45 – 11 Playtime

11:00 – 12 Continuous provision including 2 reading groups and 10 minutes input

12 – 1 Lunch and playtime

1 – 1.10 – Maths fluency

1 – 2:15 Continuous provision including 10 minutes input

2:15 – 2:30 Tidy up

2:45 Story time                          

3:10 Home

Continuous Provision 

Out and about in West Woods

Learning and playing in the River Kennet with ARK

A visit to White Barrow Farm

The Gourmet Goat Farm

The Merchants House