Hallbankgate Village School

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  • ‘Hallbankgate School takes care of children and encourages their learning so that they really enjoy their time at school’
    Parent 2016
  • ‘Exceptional staff. Exceptional school’
    Parent 2016
  • ‘Termly projects always provide exciting opportunities for learning’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘This school is a welcoming place to be and makes every child feel important and valued’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘This school has a strong inclusive ethos’
    Parent 2015
  • ‘It is hard to imagine a school that better captures the spirit of a community of learners who are committed to learning their way forward together’
    Steve Watson TLO
  • ‘Collaborative learning is a distinguishing feature of the school’
    Steve Watson TLO
  • ‘Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Pupils love to learn. They enjoy lessons a great deal and are very keen to become good learners’
    Ofsted 2012
  • ‘Pupils feel very safe in this small school and enjoy being part of ‘one big family’. Pupils are exceptionally well cared for by adults in the school.’
    Ofsted 2012

Class 1

In Class 1 we have a mixed Nursery, Reception and Year 1 class. We strive to support the children in becoming positive, active, independent learners who feel confident in expanding their own knowledge and understanding. 

We welcome Nursery children from the age of 3 years and Nursery children can access the 30 hours places if they meet the criteria (please see the link below for further information). We have flexible Nursery hours available which include morning sessions (8.45-12.00) and afternoon sessions (1.00-3.30). The children can also access full day sessions or stay for their dinner between 12.00 and 1.00. 

We follow the Early Years Foundation Stage framework in Nursery and Reception which outlines the key areas of learning and development and how we can support the children in their learning. Within this framework there are three prime areas (personal, social and emotional development, communication and language and physical development) and four specific areas (literacy, mathematics, understanding the world and expressive arts and design). We also aim to develop the characteristics of effective learning (playing and exploring, active learning, creating and thinking critically) to support the children in their development as learners.

In Year 1 we follow the National Curriculum developing the children's knowledge in English, Mathematics, Science, Geography, Design and Technology, Physical Education, History, Religious Education, Music, Computing, Art and Design, PSHE and SRE. 

Nursery, Reception and Year 1 engage in daily phonics and maths activities in the morning and develop their understanding of other curriculum areas through fun activities in the afternoon. 

We love learning outside and think that the outdoor environment provides a variety of unique and incredible learning opportunities. During our morning sessions we have free-flow provision which enables the children to choose whether they would like to learn in our indoor or outdoor environments. Due to this we ask parents to provide a spare change of clothes and wellies to enable us to go outside come rain, shine or snow!

Class 1 is taught by Miss Hepworth and supported by Miss Storrow and Miss Powley. 

We are always happy to answer any questions or if you would like to organise a visit day please get in touch. 

Thank you, 

The Class 1 Team 


For more information please read the Class 1 booklet below. 

Class 1 Booklet


Home Learning Links https://www.spag.com/https://play.numbots.com/#/accounthttps://ttrockstars.com/


Early Years Home Learning Booklet

Year 1 Home Learning Booklet

Knowledge Organisers

Class 1 Solar System

Class 1 Moon Landing

Class 1 Astronauts

Class 1 Animals

Class 1 Trees and Plants

Class 1 Food and Healthy Diet

Class 1 Countries, Continents and UK

Class 1 Dinosaurs

Class 1 The Human Body


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