Elvet Class

The children in the Elvet Class are in Reception and Year 1.

Class Teacher – Miss Windsor
Additional Teacher and Y1 Maths Teacher (Autumn 2020) – Miss Preece
Teaching Assistant – Mrs Terry

The children in Elvet Class receive learning experiences based on the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and Year 1 of the National Curriculum. Children have access to an indoor and outdoor learning environment.  St Oswald’s is an early adopter of the new Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum during the academic year 2020-21.

There are seven areas of learning and development that shape the provision for children in Reception at St Oswald’s.  All areas of learning and development are important and inter-connected.

Three areas are particularly important for building a foundation for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, forming relationships and thriving.
These are the prime areas:
• communication and language
• physical development
• personal, social and emotional development

The specific areas are:
• literacy
• mathematics
• understanding the world
• expressive arts and design

The Early Learning Goals are what children in Reception work towards.  You can read about these here: http://www.stoswaldsdurham.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/Early-Learning-Goals-for-Early-Adopter-Schools-Sept-2020.pdf