Maple Class (Reception and Year 1)
Maple Class is our Reception & Year 1 class and is the starting point where your child will take their first steps on their learning journey through Burton Green Academy. Our aim is to ensure that all children in Maple Class are provided with exciting opportunities to learn!
In Reception we plan our curriculum around the current Early Years Foundation Stage government requirements. These are based around the following seven areas of learning:
- Communication and language
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Physical development
- Understanding of the world
- Expressive arts and design
The Year 1 curriculum then builds on the foundations secured in Reception and provides new experiences and challenges.
Each morning we have Maths, Literacy and Phonics lessons and then explore a range of subjects during our afternoon sessions, such as PE, PSHE, Religious Education, Science, History, Geography, Art, Design & Technology, Music and I.C.T. The daily schedules are planned to ensure that there is a balance between individual, small and large group activities, child directed and teacher initiated activity and inside as well as outside experiences. We also have a 'Wellie Wednesday' afternoon every other week where the children spend the afternoon learning outside. Some of the activities include developing our outdoor area to attract more wildlife, building shelters, minibeast hunting and using natural materials to create art!
Throughout the Year we will explore the following topics;
- Colour and Light - Festivals
- Once Upon a Time
- Toys - Let's play!
- How does your garden grow?
- Pirate Adventure
- Healthy Me!
- To Infinity and Beyond!
- Dinosaur Discovery
- The Big Build
- Explorers - Off we go!