School Lane, Burnley, Lancashire, BB12 7HR


Class 1

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Welcome to Class 1 at Simonstone St. Peter's C of E Primary School


I am Mrs Booth the Reception/Y1 Teacher and I am supported by our teaching assistant Mrs G Sutcliffe.


We are very fortunate in Class 1 as we also have great support from parents and volunteers.


Class 1 currently has 15 Reception children and 6 Year 1 pupils.


The Reception children in Class 1 are taught through the Foundation Stage Curriculum.  This Curriculum focuses in on seven areas of learning:-

  • Personal Social and Emotional Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design


The Year 1 children work from the National Curriculum via a thematic approach.


We use a range of teaching and learning styles.  We place an emphasis on active learning by including the children in many play and practical activities. 

We encourage our children to play a positive role in contributing to the life of the school and the wider community.  In so doing we help develop their sense of self worth.  They learn to appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse multicultural society. 

4Children_Parents Guide - What to expect when

Helping Your Child To Read

Learning To Read And Write

Ideas for encouraging mark making and writing

Phonics for Parents

Book Banding Letter

Ideas and comments in reading record books

Questions to help get more from your child's reading book

Observation Ideas

News Slips

Your Child and the Great Outdoors

Starting School

Reading Booklet 1

Reading Booklet 2

Reading Booklet 3

Writing Booklet 1

Writing Booklet 2

Writing Booklet 3