Elvet Class

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

Miss Preece is the Class Teacher and Mrs Ryan is the Higher Level Teaching Assistant.

Mrs Ford and Miss Charlton-Freeman also work in our classroom as Teaching Assistants.

There are also a range of student volunteers from Durham University who help in our class throughout the year.

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.  This EYFS the three prime and four specific areas of learning and development:

Communication and language development involves giving children opportunities to experience a rich language environment; to develop their confidence and skills in expressing themselves; and to speak and listen in a range of situations.

Physical development involves providing opportunities for young children to be active and interactive; and to develop their co-ordination, control, and movement. Children must also  be helped to understand the importance of physical activity, and to make healthy choices in relation to food.

Personal, social and emotional development involves helping children to develop a positive sense of themselves, and others; to form positive relationships and develop respect for others; to develop social skills and learn how to manage their feelings; to understand appropriate behaviour in groups; and to have confidence in their own abilities.

Literacy development involves encouraging children to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. Children must be given access to a wide range of reading materials (books, poems, and other written materials) to ignite their interest.

Mathematics involves providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting, understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems; and to describe shapes, spaces, and measures.

Understanding the world involves guiding children to make sense of their physical world and their community through opportunities to explore, observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.

Expressive arts and design involves enabling children to explore and play with a wide range of media and materials, as well as providing opportunities and encouragement for sharing their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities in art, music, movement, dance, role-play, and design and technology.

Class 1