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Diamond Class

Hello and welcome to Diamond Class!

Miss Rudge (Class Teacher)

Mrs Gilbert (Teaching Assistant)


In our class we have the Reception and Year 1 children. 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)

  • We also have a Year 1 zone which we use for focused subject learning relating to the National Curriculum


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. One morning / afternoon a week we enjoy taking our learning outside for Welly Walks which are invaluable for developing our communication and social skills!



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