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Easton Primary School

Hazel Class

Hello and welcome to the Hazel class page!

The class teacher is me Mrs Payne and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Abbott from Monday to Thursday and we will have Miss O'Connell on a Thursday and Friday.

In our class from September we will have 23 children, 13 in Reception and 10 in year 1. 


A typical day will start with registration then phonics, literacy play time and snack time. After snack we will have maths. We finish at 11.50 to get ready for lunchtime which is at 12oclock. In the afternoons we will cover science and the foundation subjects. 

Children will need to wear their PE kits to  in school on a Monday only. They will stay in their PE kits all day for the foreseeable future. They do not need plimsoles for indoor PE but they will need Trainers (not plimsoles) for all out door PE. They also do yoga in their bare feet. 

Children in Hazel class do not need a drinks bottle as we have access to drinking water in the classroom. We have fruit, water or milk at snack time. 


Please take a look at the termly overview, it will tell you what Hazel class are learning this term so that you can talk to your child about it. I will also be adding a brief note about weekly learning, these are called 'learning conversations' that you can have with your child to embed what they have learnt this week. 



Mrs Payne x

Autumn Term overview for parents- find out here what we will be learning about in Hazel class

Power maths letter for parents

Mr Thorne Does Phonics - Episode S

Watch UK school teacher Mr Thorne and Youtube sensation Geraldine the Giraffe take you on a learning journey through the world of phonics, grammar, spelling ...

We have now completed the phonemes s,a,t,p,i,n,m,d
please find Mr Thorne to practice these at home.

Letter formation chart and the rhymes we say in class to help the children remember them.

Phase 2 phonic sounds are;

s, a, t, p, i,n,n, m, d, g, o, c, k, ck, e, u, r, h, b, f, ff, l, ll, ss


Phase 3 phonic sounds are;

j, v, w, x, y, z, zz, qu, ch, sh, th, ng, ai, ee, igh, oa, oo, ar, or, ur, ow, oi, ear, air, ure, er, 


The sounds are taught in this particular order so that your child can quickly blend words from learning just a few sounds. eg when they learn s,a,t,p,i,n, they can sound out simple words like, pin, sat, tip, at, in, nit, tap etc. 

We will learn the letter names at a later time, so for now just concentrate on the sound the letter makes. If you are unsure of how to pronounce these sounds please just ask.

You will be amazed how quickly they can begin to read simple words.

Spellings for Year 1