Reception/Year 1 – Yellow

Welcome to Yellow Class

Our class teacher for the 2019-20 academic year is Mrs S Evans.

Our teaching assistant is Ms Eastmond.

In Yellow Class, we cover many exciting topics to enhance children’s knowledge and understanding in-line with The National Curriculum 2014.  British Values also underpin our curriculum.

Our key topic areas this year are:

What is it like to be a St Anne’s Learner?

Core text:  ‘I Am Too Absolutely Small For School ‘ by Lauren Child and ‘Starting School’ by Janet and Allan Alhberg.

This is a Geography based topic.  We will be learning about our school and the surrounding area.

Where do the leaves go in Winter?

Core text: ‘Leaf Man’ by Lois Ehlert

This is a Geography based topic.  During this topic the children will be learning about seasonal changes and the different trees and plants around our school

Who else has helped me in the past?       

Core text: Little Mouse/Little Mouse Helps Out by Riikka Janti

This is a History based topic. This topic is a study of changes in living memory.

Would Great Grandma play with toys like mine?

Core text: Dogger  by Shirley Hughes 

This is a History based topic. This topic is a study of changes in living memory.

Which birds and plants would Peter Rabbit find in our local park?

Core text: ‘The Rabbit Problem’ by Emily Gravett   ‘Peter Rabbit’ by Beatrix Potter 

This is a Geography based topic.  During this topic we will be comparing our local area to another area.

How has the Queen kept herself busy for over 90 years?

This is a History based topic.  The children will be learning about the Royal family and their significance in History.

More detail about our curriculum can be found under the Key Information section of school website under ‘Our Curriculum’.


Yellow Class will have their PE lessons on Wednesdays.  It is essential that children have the correct PE kit in school.


Indoor sessions:

  • Black shorts
  • Red polo shirt
  • Black pumps

Outdoor sessions

  • Black shorts or dark tracksuit bottoms (winter)
  • Red polo shirt
  • Trainers (not fashionable)
  • Sweater (winter)

Our Learning Line

The Learning Line helps us the children to evaluate their own progress in lessons. Our line shows the  journey of Lola’s first experience of school life.  The children helped to design our learning line and use it in all areas of the curriculum.

We love to learn outdoors!  We will go out and use the outdoor area and quadrangle for a variety of activities and in all weathers! Please can you provide a pair of wellies for your child to wear when necessary, it is also important that your child has warm, waterproof clothing e.g. water proof coat, gloves and hats for cold and wet occasions.

Our Golden Promises:

Investors in pupils

Our class target is:

To always sit smartly on the carpet and be ready to learn.

More detailed information about class activities will be shared with parents on our weekly class newsletters.


Homework is explained on the newsletter each week.  It will be handed out on a Friday and must be returned to school the following Wednesday.  Homework will include: English or Maths, Spelling and a piece of ‘Talk’ homework which will link to our worship theme.

If you would like any more information about our class, please do not hesitate to contact us via the school office.

Mrs Evans and Ms Eastmond