Welcome to Class 5HS

Mrs Smallwood, Mrs Radford, Mrs Underhill

Welcome to Class 5 Croeso i Dosbarth 5.

We are class 5HS, we enjoy having fun and have a love of learning, we strive to be the best we can be, we are kind and creative and learning to have a voice. Mrs Taylor-Branson is our teacher. Our children in Year 1 learn through first-hand experiential activities with the serious business of ‘play’. We offer a child led curriculum where we develop a love for books from the outset. We provide invitations and provocations tailored to their interests and needs to excite and enthuse children. Through play children practice and consolidate their learning, explore ideas, experiment, take risks, solve problems, and make decisions individually and collaboratively. First-hand experiences allow children to develop an understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. Our Curriculum gives us the greatest freedom to decide what matters for our children at Broughton Primary School. We use ‘Mantle of the Expert’ experiences to provide authentic contexts for learners where they become fully immersed in their learning. Children will ask ‘Big Questions’ about their topic with pupil voice guiding their learning. Our learning environment promotes discovery and independence with a high emphasis on using the outdoor environment as a resource for children’s learning. Our indoor and outdoor environments that are fun, exciting, stimulating and safe, promote children’s development and natural curiosity to explore. Throughout school we use core strategies to support learning, Reading and Writing Power, Cooperative Learning, Maths Mastery, Pupil Voice and Good to Be Green behaviour system. The children will explore six Areas of Learning and Experience: Languages, Literacy and Communication Mathematical Development Health and Well-being Expressive Arts Humanities Science and Technology The purpose of our curriculum will be to support our children to be: ambitious, capable learners, ready to learn throughout their lives enterprising, creative contributors, ready to play a full part in life and work ethical, informed citizens of Wales and the world healthy, confident individuals, ready to lead fulfilling lives as valued members of society To find out more and follow your child's learning journey more closely, please contact your child's teacher to connect to their class seesaw account.


Personal Belongings

Please make sure your child has their name in all of their school uniform, coat, bag, lunch box, snack pots and water bottles.


Please make sure that your child has their reading book and yellow reading record in school on a daily basis. We would love to hear how your child is reading at home so please use the yellow reading log to write a comment.


As a healthy School and following Welsh Government policy we promote healthy snacks (fresh fruit/vegetables) and water in water bottles for class use.


Each class will have a designated library slot on a weekly basis where they can choose a book of their own to read in class during the day.


P.E takes place every Friday so please could you ensure your child comes to school in their full P.E kit.

On colder days they can wear black leggings or joggers with their school sweatshirt.


Within PPA sessions this year, the children will have opportunities to enrich their curriculum with a variety of activities. These will include:

  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Humanities
  • Digital
  • Woodwork
  • Forest School