Hedgehog Class – Reception & Year 1
The first two years at Nunney First School are spent in Hedgehog Class, taught by Miss Alison and Mrs Baxter with full time support from our team of teaching assistants. Spread over two spacious and well equipped classrooms, a separate small group teaching area, dedicated boys and girls toilets and with access to a lovely and well-equipped outdoor learning environment, Hedgehog Class provides a wonderful environment for young children to learn. It is next door to Nunney Pre-School so children who ‘graduate’ from there feel reassured in a familiar environment. Children entering Reception quickly find their feet and discover the joy of learning in a lively, engaging and nurturing atmosphere.
By the start of Year 1, our aim is that each child will have developed skills to embrace the more structured approach to teaching and learning that is expected in the National Curriculum in Year 1. We use Read, Write, Inc as a structured approach to teaching reading and through our projects we engage children creatively in the process of of becoming effective writers. We place great emphasis on reading and each child will have a programme of books with regular sessions reading to an adult; we encourage parents and carers to support this at home. Children love showing off a new skill – particularly to a family member! In mathematics the focus in Year 1 will be on counting in 2s, 5s and 10s, learning to multiply these numbers confidently and quickly, securing their knowledge of 2-digit numbers, counting, ordering and comparing.