We currently have places available in our Nursery - If interested, please contact the School Office on 01268 450067

Ghyllgrove Community Primary School &Resource Base for Deaf Children

Happy | Safe | Achieving

Class 1

Mrs Brandon and Mrs Piggott

Welcome to Class 1

Class Teacher: Mrs S. Brandon and Mrs A. Piggott
Teaching Assistant: Ms V. Element

SEN Teaching Assistant: Miss G. Rose, Mrs J. Robertson and Mrs J. Harte


Gates open at 8:40 and children must be in school by 8:50.

Children will now line up on the playground in front of their teacher and go home via the playground. Parents will not be permitted past the red line on the playground. Please look for signs and markings that will direct you where to enter and leave the school premises safely. 




Our topic for Summer 1 is Pirates and Princesses.


Read Write Inc

Sounds we have learnt: m, a, s, d, t, i, n, p, g, o, c, k, u, b, f, e, l, h, r, j, v, y, w, z, x, ch, sh, th, qu, ng, nk, ff, ll, ss, ck.


Words we have learnt:  I, the, to, no, of, my, go, me, a, he, she, into, are, all, by, her, you.



Number of the week this week is: 12

Remember to use your Ten Town login at home to improve your number skills 🔢 



23rd May - Non-Uniform Day

11th June - Class Photographs

2nd July - Nursery Sports Day

3rd July - Reception and KS1 Sports Day


      ** PE will be on Wednesdays **


Our Daily Routine

*Regular hand washing and sanitising, alongside regular cleaning, is in place throughout the day*

8.45 - 8:55: Register and Early morning work

9.00 - 9.15: Input

9.15 - 10.15: Child led learning

10.15 - 10.30: Snack time

10.30 - 11.10: Child led learning

11.10 - 11.50: Read, Write, Inc.

11.50 - 11.55: Handwashing 

12.00 - 13.00: Lunch

13.00 - 13.20: Magical Maths

13.20 -13.30: Topic Input

13.30 - 14.45: Child led learning

14.50 - 15.00: Story/Show and tell

15.20: Home time


In the Reception, there are three classes. Each class is set up to ensure that children learn through a play-based curriculum, and all children are encouraged to learn through first-hand experiences and exploration. During play, the children's concepts, understanding, skills, attitudes and achievements are extended.


All children will have access to a small-world area, writing areas, an investigation area, a fine-motor area, a reading area, and role play, as well as access to daily literacy and numeracy activities. The children also have opportunities to access the interactive whiteboard.


Items to have in school

Spare clothes (tracksuit bottoms, t-shirt and underwear)


PE kit- White/red t-shirt, red shorts and black trainers/plimsoles

Water bottle - plain water only, please


**Please ensure all clothing is clearly named. Thank you.**



Homework will be uploaded to Tapestry each Friday. We ask that it is returned the following Tuesday each week.


Activities to try at home

Practise reading and writing cvc words e.g. cat, dog, top, vet, etc.

Practise letter and number formations. 

Use coins when buying something.

Find different 2d and 3d shapes around your house and describe them.

Use objects to double and halve up to 20.

Add and subtract to 20.

Count and order numbers to 20 and beyond.

Write simple sentences ensuring your child uses a capital letter, finger spaces and a full stop.

Extend a sentence using ‘and’ or ‘because’.

Encourage curiosity when reading, "what do you think will happen next?", "Why is the character feeling like this?"

Make a 'reading den' at home. Use a clothes horse, chairs or a table and drape with a sheet. Fill the space with pillows/cushions and ask the children to find their favourite books.


If you have any problems, worries or just a general question, please come and see us, email us at or phone 01268 450067.


Many thanks,

The EYFS Team

Letter Formation

Number Formation

Using Tapestry

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Tapestry Account Setup

If you have trouble signing in, please contact your child's class teacher.