Bluebell Class Page

Welcome to Bluebell Class!
We are Reception and Year 1.
Mr Gazzard is our class teacher
Mrs Watkins and Mrs Kear are our teaching assistants

In Bluebell class we have daily opportunities to read. We read one to one with an adult, visit the school library every week and choose exciting stories for our daily story time. Once a week we read with our Year 6 buddies. Each term we have a BIG question and several core texts to help us broaden our love of stories, as well as deepen our understanding of the world.

We learn many stories through actions and drawing story maps. We even make our own stories and develop stories through puppet shows and role play. 

We learn to read quickly and confidently using our phonics scheme Read Write Inc.

Reading in Bluebell class is very important to us. We share books several times a day and we carry out a daily vote to choose which story we would like at Story time.


We follow the Whiterose maths scheme for reception and also teach the NCETM Mastering number alongside. In Reception we carry out lots of practical tasks and use number in our play. As the year progresses we carry out more formal recording and begin to use mathematical symbols to help our learning develop.


Forest School

We are very lucky to have an onsite Forest School area and pond area. We carry out our Forest School activities at least once a week, whatever the weather! We are lucky to have numerous habitats to explore and we develop the children's confidence to carry out working with tools in a safe and supervised way. We notice how the seasons change and look for signs of change in the environment. We also develop our respect and compassion for all the living things on our site and think about how our actions can have a positive outcome on the natural world.


Here are some useful links to our approach to teaching maths. In Reception we follow Whiterose Maths and Number blocks. 

maths games

Number blocks

Our phonics scheme is 'Read Write Inc' developed by Ruth Miskin.
Please use the phonics link to find out more about how we teach phonics and how you can support your child at home. 

Read Write Inc Phonics

Please take a look at the sound mats from Read Write Inc. You can print these off to use with your child at home. 


These games are really fun. The children use these independently at school. The link is below if you would like to have a go at home. 

Phonics play

Tapestry is a great way to be updated with news from your child's week. Their learning, both at home and school is valued. Should you wish to make observations at home to share with school we have attached a 'how to guide'. It's quite simple and we love reading your observations. Give it a go and see what you think!

Tapestry - parents' guide.pdf

Mr Jeremy Gazzard