Class 1

Welcome to Class 1Images taken at Highfields School in Burntwood, Staffordshire to show the range of activities that take place on a normal school day.

A message from Miss Allen…

I am so excited to be teaching Class 1 this year! I am an Early Years specialist so I understand the importance of the transition that your child will make from Reception to Class 1.

I am a mother myself, to four year old twins which is useful in so many ways, on top of being able to borrow their toys and books to teach my class (which doesn’t make me too popular at home)!

Highfields is very passionate about making sure that every child is a keen reader and that we are role models to the children that we teach. I enjoy reading books that I can relax with such as books written by Cecilia Ahern. I also love reading my old favourite children’s books to my children each night. It’s such a special time for us and it’s our time, no matter how busy life gets.

I feel that I am a very approachable person and hold closely, that values that EYFS teachers do. I therefore want to encourage you to feel that you can come and talk to me whenever you like. I’m here for you and your child and believe that our relationship is a key factor in your child’s progress.

Miss Allen.


2’s, 5’s, and 10’s

Number bonds to 10 and 20

Odd and even numbers

Doubles and halves of numbers to 20

To be able to read and write numbers to 20 in words and numbers

To be able to count to 100

To complete missing number problems- eg-8 + ___ = 12

To recognise coins.

To tell the time- half past and O’ clock.


To be able to compose a sentence orally before writing it.

To write a sentence with capital letters, full stops and finger spaces.

To use ‘and’ to join two sentences as well as encouraging the use of ‘because’, ‘but’ and ‘so.’

To be able to use exclamation marks (!) and question marks (?) correctly.

To write names with capital letters at the start.


To  develop and use their knowledge of sounds to read unfamiliar words.

To begin to answer questions about a text.

To read with stamina- we expect a child to be able to focus on a book for at least 10 minutes.

Class 1 – Office365

Class 1’s Learning Expectations Leaflet

Class 1’s Learning Map Spring 2017