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Class 1

Welcome to Class 1; Reception and Year 1 children


In Class 1, we aim to support our children to have a fluid transition and make a fantastic start to their primary school journey at Beer. We have lots of fun in our classroom and outdoor space by learning through play and acquiring the key skills of reading and writing in our daily phonic sessions. We then nurture this learning with a love of books and reading and apply by practising the physical skills and use of phonics needed to become a writer. We use hands on activities to develop our maths skills and explore other areas of learning through observation and investigation. We have opportunities to use our imaginations and be creative by exploring our own interests and through teacher directed activities.


We encourage independence and ‘having a go’, whilst also working together and respecting each other so we can all learn with the support of our friends.


Class Events


Balance Bikes ‘Balanceability’

This week our Reception had great fun and used a lot of energy in their balance bike sessions. They had five lessons where they learned about the parts of the bike, how to stay safe and how to

manoeuvre their bikes with increasingly difficult challenges.

The children will be presented with their certificates in our Thank You collective worship and a big thank you must go to Mr Ross Clarkson for taking the sessions.


Reception Gymnastics Festival


On Wednesday Reception travelled to Axe Valley Academy for a Gymnastics Festival. The children were split into small groups and carried out many activities including rolling, jumping, balancing and learning how to land safely on a trampette. Mrs Gabb and Mrs White were very impressed with the children’s behaviour, listening and attentiveness. They did very well for their first trip out of school and represented the school superbly. Thank you also to the parents that accompanied and helped out with the trip.


Yr 1 & 2 Multi-Skills Festival


On Wednesday, Year 1 and 2 attended a Multi-Skills festival at Colyton Grammar. The children were split into two groups and rotated around four different activities that were designed to test balance, coordination, running and throwing skills as well as team work. The children were brilliantly behaved, listened well and took part with great enthusiasm. They were a delight to take out of school and represented the school fantastically well. It was great to see some budding sport stars of the future showing such control and co-ordination. Thank you also to the parents that came with us to help.



School Motto

“Be The Best You Can Be”.


Friendship, Honesty, Patience, Hope

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