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Diamond Class

Hello and welcome to Miss Darby’s Class


In our class we have the Reception children as well as myself, Miss Darby, the class teacher, Mrs Dallow our teaching assistant and Mrs Clarke and Miss Cole our students.


Our classroom is always busy with a focus on child initiated, active and experiential learning. It is split into different areas which include:

  • Malleable area (for dough and other types of modelling and sensory play)

  • Maths area (with lots of resources for practical learning)

  • Funky fingers station (to help strengthen the muscles in our hands for writing)

  • Role play corner (where we can act out our experiences)

  • Small world tray (for lots of imaginative play)

  • Writing area (for lots of different types of mark making)

  • Construction area (for building with all different kinds of equipment)

  • Book corner (a quiet corner of the classroom which promotes a love of reading)

  • Creative area (with lots of free access resources to use independently)

  • Outdoor area (which includes sand and water trays, loose parts large scale construction, PE equipment and a writing shack).


Alongside all of these areas where we can develop our understanding through play and careful questioning and support from adults and our friends we also take part in some small group activities with adults each day. On a Wednesday afternoon we enjoy taking our learning outside for Welly Wednesday’s which are invaluable for developing our communication and social skills!


I hope that you will enjoy looking at our class web page to find out about some of the things that we are learning. I look forward to sharing an insight into our adventures with you here. Please remember if I can help with anything then do not hesitate to catch me.


A huge welcome and thank you,


Miss Darby


Welcome Letter with Key Information

Welly Wednesdays

Ruth Miskin provides an overview of Read Write Inc. Phonics

At Clehonger we have a whole school approach to phonics teaching using the programme called Read Write Inc. This is an overview that shows how fantastic this approach is. The children are enthusiastic and become confident with reading and writing through having fun in our sessions.

We are currently in the process of updating our website, if you are unable to find the information you require, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

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