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Year 1 – Deer

Deer Class





Life in Deer Class
Deer Class is a happy and safe place to be and the adults and children work as a close team to show mutual respect and care for each other. We welcome parents into class to support our learning and also encourage parents to speak to us openly as and when any need arises.
We start the day, standing at the door and  welcoming everyone individually into class and the children enthusiastically start the day by greeting their classmates together. With this secure sense of belonging in place, we are ready to explore our formal learning.
The children have a morning activity to do before the register is taken and we then go on to start our daily phonics lesson. The structure of our timetable mirrors the rest of the classes in the school and reflects the key transition that happens in Year One as children move from following the Foundation Stage Curriculum to learning that is inline with National Curriculum subjects. 

Daily English and Maths lessons take place in the mornings. Assembly, with an act of collective takes place each day. Afternoons are when we learn through topic themes. We hope to be able to resume swimming in our own school pool one day soon. We are thankful for our beautiful school grounds  and value and appreciate being able to play recreationally and to learn outdoors. We also love our class mascot, Jigsaw Jack who teaches and inspires us to be the best citizens and learners that we can be. 















We start the year by agreeing on the golden class rules which help everyone to understand how to be good learners and how to respect others.


Our class rules are:

  • BE respectful

  • BE safe

  • Be ready


We elect 2 children to represent our class in School Council Meetings, where our views on different topics are discussed with other children and school leaders. We plan activities to help us have fun and organise events during the school year.


The classroom is organised into different learning areas like Maths, English, Construction, and Creative . We have a forest themed reading area where we enjoy sharing our love of books. At the start of the year, the learning builds on from the way it is organised in the Reception class, with a focus on  playful and exploratory sessions. In the afternoons of Term 1, we plan our own choice of creative, construction and play activities by showing choices on planning cards. As the year unfolds, we make timely transitions and  adapt classroom organisation which leads the pupils progressively into the Year 2 modes of learning.



Guide dog fundraising event

Environmental Week Feb 2022

Deer Class were united for dementia and raised money for the Alzheimers Society with Cupcake Day.

Class hatchlings - Sunny, Hope and Fluffy

Story telling - Lenny the Leprechaun.

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Book day recital By Deer Class