Welcome to Class One!


Class One is a Reception class, working  with the EYFS (Early Years Foundation Stage) framework.

Our children have full access to our outside area, and we actively encourage the children to use this extension to the traditional classroom as much as possible.


Class News & Information

Mystery Readers visit Class 1 and share their favourite stories with the children.
Outdoor Phonics
We always try to make the most of our outdoor space and incorporate our immediate environment into the children’s learning. The children in the Reception class had fun going for a walk through Sunningwell village and playing the game ‘ I Spy’ . They had to spot different objects starting with particular sounds covered during the Phonics sessions and record their findings. Working in pairs, the children had to use their phonetic knowledge to sound out the words and write them on their individual worksheets.
Bridge House residents visit Sunningwell School
Just before half term, we were delighted to spend an afternoon with some of the residents from Bridge House, Abingdon. Our special visitors brought along their favourite toys and games and shared those with the children. This was also a great opportunity for our children to talk about their favourite games and ask questions about toys from the past.
“ Let nature be your teacher” William Wordsworth
The children in Class 1 take every opportunity to explore their immediate environment: going on listening walks in the Spinney, investigating the types of plants that grow there and different bugs that live in the bug hotels and under logs, locating bird nests and identifying different kinds of birds, hanging up bird feeders ,  building small dens for dinosaurs and going on treasure hunts. 

“ Languages connect us and break down barriers when we unite to nurture the best in us and help each other succeed.” Wadad Akreyi

On the occasion of the International Mother Language Day, the children in Class 1 enjoyed listening to stories in Russian, Welsh, Hungarian and Swahili. Happy International Mother Language Day!