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Capel St Mary CEVC Primary School

Unit 1

Welcome to Unit One


Meet the team

Mrs Haigh, Assistant Headteacher, SENCo and teaches the year 1 & 2 ‘Moles’ class.

Mrs Matticks, Senior Leader and teaches the year 1 & 2 ‘Rabbits’ class.

Miss Ray teaches the year 1 & 2 ‘Fawns’ class.


Mrs Gardner and Mrs Overton, are our Higher Level Teaching Assistants and Cover Supervisors.

Mrs Percy, Mrs Nixon, Mrs Jenner, Mrs Annis, Mrs Hambling and Miss Branch are our Learning Support Assistants, providing valuable support for your children.

Be prepared

What your child needs to bring to school:

* A book bag in which to transport their reading book and diary to school

daily which can be kept in their tray (please do not use a large bag or rucksack as they cause a hazard to the children due to the lack of storage space to accommodate them)

* A water bottle daily

* A hat and an application of sun cream during warmer weather

* A coat daily

* Packed lunch if required

In line with Covid-19 guidance, please do not bring any other items from home. We will provide all of the equipment your child will need during the day.

About our unit

In our Unit all our classes work very closely together and the teaching team plan together which ensures consistency and allows every child to receive the same opportunities. All the curriculum subjects will be either be taught in year groups with a teacher from the unit or as a class with your child’s teacher. The daily phonics sessions will be taught in ability groups as our results show this to be the most effective method to ensure all the children’s needs are met.


We always have a fantastic, fun and creative curriculum planned for the children and next year will be no different! For the first half term we will focus each week’s learning activities around a book. Then from the second half term to the end of the academic year we will teach our English work and many of our other curriculum areas through a series of books. We plan to have a new and exciting book every half term. We have purposefully not given you the name of the books as we do not want to spoil our topics for the children. The book title will often not be revealed to the children until the second or third week as often our work will rely on the children predicting and using their imagination. After the big reveal the book title will be put on the website. This new approach to delivering the curriculum was introduced this year and proved very successful.

Our classrooms

Moles classroom with Mrs Haigh
Rabbits classroom with Mrs Mattix
Fawns classroom with Miss Ray

Our Unit area

Home corner
Construction area
Role play house
Sand and water
Junk modelling
Tuff tray and easels

Rainbow Challenge

To encourage independent learning, we have launched our new Rainbow Challenge!
We recognise the huge importance of working together to support the needs of all the children and we look forward to building up a partnership with you the parents and carers of the children in our care over the course of the year.