My name is Lisa Scott-Russell and I am the class teacher for Woodpeckers Class at Marsh Baldon CE Primary School. In the classroom, we are lucky enough to also have Fiona Varrie, Joy Scott-Russell and Sophia Stanley-Brandt as Teaching Assistants, and we also have Paula Roberts and Stephanie Banks on a Wednesday, supporting the learning as Teaching Assistants.
About our Class
Welcome to Class One, the class with the youngest children in the school. We are a mixed year class of Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1. Early Years Foundation Stage is the entry year to primary school and the children follow a curriculum based on play that is planned, structured, purposeful and responds to children's individual needs, interests and targets. The Foundation Stage curriculum is split into the specific areas of Literacy, Mathematics, Expressive Arts and Design and Understanding the World and runs alongside the prime areas of Physical Development; Personal, Social and Emotional Development; and Communication and Language.
Year 1 is the first year of the Key Stage 1 curriculum and this is where the children start to learn the National Curriculum. English and Maths are taught daily. You will see from our weekly timetable the children also learn science, history, geography, PE, RE, PSHE, computing, art and music. We teach some subjects discretely and some through our class topic We aim to ensure learning experiences are adapted to meet the children's interests, needs and experiences.