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Easton Primary School

Hazel Class

Little people with big ideas!

 Welcome back!


I can't tell you how pleased I am to be back in school for our final term. I think those of you that saw me this morning saw how happy I was to be back in school. I would like to welcome Stuart in reception to Hazel class. We all hope he will be very happy here and make lots of new friends. 

We have lots of fun things planned, I have added the curriculum overview to this page for you to look at and see what Hazel class will be up to this term. 

PE continues to be on a Monday as until further notice children should arrive in school in their PE kit for the day. Yoga will be on a Wednesday and no special clothing is needed for this as they do it in bare feet ( or 'spare feet' as I was once asked by a child!)

The Learning conversations for your child's year group will continue on seesaw, as will any home work. We will get reading books out asap and children will continue to put them in the red box for changing. 


 Looking forward to a good summer term!

Mrs Payne xx




Welcome to Hazel class!


The class teacher is me Mrs Payne and our Teaching Assistants are Mrs Abbott on Monday's, Tuesdays, Wednesday's and Friday's. Mrs Hussey will be in Hazel class on a Thursday.

In our class from September we will have 24 children, 14 in Reception and 10 in year one. 


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. These will be put on Seesaw, our online learning platform.



Mrs Payne x

Summer term curriculum overview




Outdoor fun!

Early Years Foundation Stage

Below is a link for you to follow. This provides all the information you will need to understand the EYFS curriculum and assessment.,and%20Specific%20Areas%20of%20Development.

There are 7 areas of learning, the prime areas are called this because they underpin the other 4 areas. 

Each area of learning has up to 12 statements for assessment purposes. We assess these as to what we see in school but we value your input from what you see at home .Please share anything with us that you feel we may not have seen in school, particularly 'Physical development' at this time. 



spring term curriculum outline

A Christmas Film Production of The Nativity by Hazel Class

We hope that you will enjoy watching this fantastic performance by Hazel Class! They all worked incredibly well to create their Christmas Movie for you. Merry Christmas from Mrs Payne and the Hazel Class Team!

Learning conversations. These are now on seesaw, our online learning platform. Below is an example of what these might look like.

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