Class 3 - Mrs Pycroft
Mrs Pycroft teaches children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
At the end of Year 2, all children are assessed using National Standards Tests (SATs). These inform teacher assessments which are reported to parents.
Our Early-Years classroom is spacious and purpose-built, has a well-equipped outdoor learning area and the up-to-date technology that is common to all of our classrooms.
Every day there are opportunities for play and more direct learning. Children are provided with activities that enable them to explore, investigate and practise emerging skills.
We predominantly use the Oxford Reading Tree scheme alongside Letters and Sounds and the Monster Phonics programme.
Please see below for Knowledge Organisers 2021-2022
TEXTS WE WILL BE READING: 'The Hodgeheg' by D. King-Smith
'Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?' by Eric Carle.
TEXTS WE WILL BE READING: 'What Makes Me a ME!' by Ben Faulks and David Tazzyman
'Five Little Sense All in a Row' by A Fusek Peters
Please see below for Knowledge Organisers 2020-2021:
The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) lasts until the end of Reception year. At the end of the year, your child's teacher decides to what extent they have met the 'Early Learning Goals'.
The ELG identify key skills that children should demonstrate by the end of Reception. Children who have not met some or all of these will continue to work on these aspects in Year One.
Below is a link to the Hungry Little Minds website which gives some examples of fun activities you could be doing at home with your child to practise skills they learn in school.
Reading in Class 3...
"The more you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." Dr Seuss
In Class 3 we love to read! We have the opportunity to enjoy a story, share a book with a friend and read every day in our cosy corner.
Below is a list of recommended reads:
To support our teaching of phonics, we have purchased the Monster Phonics Programme which is DfE recommended and linked to Letters and Sounds. It is a very engaging, colour-coded, multi-sensory system and is used in Class 3 (from EYFS through to Year 2).
If you would like to meet the Monster graphemes and see how the programme works, please use the following link: https://monsterphonics.com/how-it-works/
Here are some useful websites to help with reading and phonics:
Writing in Class 3...
"You can make anything by writing." C. S Lewis
In Class 3, we find lots of exciting and engaging opportunities to develop our passion for writing.
Maths in Class 3...
"It's fine to work on any problem, so long as it generates interesting mathematics along the way- even if you don't solve it at the end of the day."- Andrew Wiles
In Class 3, we aim to provide our children with a curriculum which develops their mathematical skills to their full potential and inspires a love and appreciation of the world of mathematics.
Here are some useful websites to help with maths at home:
Science in Class 3...
"The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries is not 'Eureka!', but 'That's funny...'" - Issac Asimov
We aim to ignite children's curiosity and to help develop their skills, knowledge and attitudes about the world in which we live, by presenting science experiences which are in a practical and relevant context.
Art in Class 3...
Look at the wonderful artwork we have created!