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St James' Church of England

Primary School & Nursery


Welcome to Red Class!

Class teacher: Miss Griffiths

 LSA's: Miss Stevenson and Miss Crawford-Wood

We hope you enjoy exploring our class page.

Curriculum Maps
Take a look at our half termly curriculum maps to see the key skills we are learning...
Our topic is...


Animal Rescuers


Vocabulary List
Take a look at our vocabulary list...


Vocabulary is so important because it;

improves reading comprehension, lends itself to language development, helps children to communicate their ideas
and supports children to express themselves in writing.



Essential Letters and Sounds - Phonics
Please watch the phonic video linked below of Miss Griffiths and Miss Dodson 
demonstrating the correct articulation of

phase 2 and phase 3 sounds...

Wow said the Owl
We learnt the text 'Wow said the Owl' using signs and actions. Enjoy the video of some of the children in Red and Rouge class

re-telling the story...


Wow said the Owl.mp4

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Development Matters 2021

Development matters is the tool we use to plan and assess in Early Years. Please feel free to explore this document.

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum (EYFS) is made up of 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas.


Prime Areas:

Communication and Language (C&L)
Personal, Social and Emotional Development (PSED)
Physical Development 


Specific Areas:
Understanding of the World (UoW)
Expressive Arts and Design (EAD)


Take a look at some pictures of our classroom environment.....

Religious Education 

We are a Church of England school and this a big part of our curriculum. A St James' child values the fruits of the spirt in everything that they do. The fruits of the spirt are; Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Goodness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, & Self-Control






How do you show the fruits of the spirit?



We have been learning all about how Hindu's celebrate Diwali. We had great fun making our own Mehndi Patterns and Diva Cups. We even tried some Indian food...


Chinese New Year 2022 - The Year of the Tiger

We had a fantastic day we had celebrating Chinese New Year.

Everybody really enjoyed wearing red for good luck and trying Chinese cuisine!


We learnt about the story of Chinese New Year and the ways people celebrate. Everyone took part in a range of activities including; making tiger masks, Korean writing, dancing to Chinese music and role-playing a Chinese takeaway.


Today we all made a Christingle.

We learnt that the orange symbolises the world, the red ribbon shows Gods love, the sweets show the four seasons and the candle demonstrates that Jesus is the light of the world.

We had fun singing our Christmas song and lighting our Christingles. 


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Busy Learning
In our classroom environment, both inside and outside, we have lots of fun activities. 
These activities cover all areas of the EYFS curriculum.

We complete these independently and we call this busy learning! 


We have 2 PE sessions each week.
This half term, our 'REAL Foundations' session will be focusing on footwork and our 'REAL Gym' session will be focusing on shape and travel...


Lesson 1 will be every Thursday
Children need to come to school wearing their PE kit

Lesson 2 will be every Monday
Children do not need to wear their PE kit for this session, they will remove their shoes and socks in school

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