Netherseal St Peter's CE Primary School

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.

Child Friendly Anti-bullying Policy written by pupils

Child Friendly Safeguarding Leaflet written by pupils

Child Friendly Complaints Policy

Early Years Policy Sept 2021


Click here for Class 3 Curriculum Overview 2021-2022

Please see below for Knowledge Organisers 2021-2022


Bullying Matters Class 3

Animals Around Us EYFS

Animals Around Us Year 1

Animals Around Us Year 2


TEXTS WE WILL BE READING: 'The Hodgeheg' by D. King-Smith

                                                        'Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother Too?' by Eric Carle.




Being Me Year 1

Being Me Year 2

Where do I live? Year 1

Where do I live? Year 2


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:

Book on a Shelf Year 1

Book on a Shelf EYFS

Book on a Shelf Year 2

Bullying Matters Year 1

Bullying Matters Year 2

Christmas Past Year 1

Christmas Past Year 2

The Boy Who Biked the World Year 1

The Boy Who Biked the World Year 2

How does your garden grow? EYFS

How does your garden grow? Year 1

How does your garden grow? Year 2


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. 

Hungry Little MInds



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:


Year 1

Year 2

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:

Here are some useful websites to help with reading and phonics:



Writing in Class 3...

"You can make anything by writing." C. S Lewis

Reception Word Chart

Year 1. 100-Word Chart

Year 1 Next 200-Word Chart

Year 2. 100-Word Chart

Year 2. 200-Word Chart

Click here for Spelling Menu Activities

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.

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!