Our Classes

Welcome to Abbey Farm Educate Together. These class pages are set up to give you relevant information about what we have been up to this term. Please visit us regularly and let us know which information is useful and if you have any suggestions for content.

Once we begin our first term, in 2022, parents will be given access to an on-line learning journal (probably Tapestry) so they can see what their child has been up to throughout the week at pre-school or school.


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Welcome to our Pre-school Class

Meet the Teacher: Claire Sandley

With a degree from Oxford Brookes University, Claire began teaching in Key Stage 2, but then found her true passion when switching to deliver the Early Years curriculum.

I chose Educate Together because their unique curriculum stood out to me and aligned with my core beliefs. I believe adults can educate children right from wrong and help to shape them into positive individuals.”

Click here to read our interview with Claire.

In our Pre-school class, we largely follow the interests of the children within our termly topics.

We will provide child-initiated learning activities in all areas of the EYFS curriculum as well as time for some adult led activities. This will be alongside a variety of thought provoking and interesting continuous provision and provocations that children can self-access in both our classroom and outdoor area.

We share our learning via tapestry (tbc) and encourage parents to contribute to their child’s learning journal regularly. This means that children can share their learning with their teachers and friends whilst at pre-school.

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Welcome to Reception class!

Meet the Teacher: Chloe Flanagan

With a BEd in Primary Education and years teaching through Early Years and Key Stage 1, Chloe has always been passionate about being a teacher.

“As Teachers, we can provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and help them grow.  I love how every day is different and the children never fail to bring joy and laughter into the classroom – who wouldn’t want to be a part of that?”

Click here to read our interview with Chloe.

At Abbey Farm ET we enjoy working with our children, families and the local community to give the children many exciting learning opportunities throughout their year in Reception.

In Reception we learn through play and exploration, we enjoy independent learning time (discovery time) both inside and outside. We have carpet sessions for Phonics, Maths and English to support and build on our learning.

To see examples of learning reception class children have done at our other schools, please have a look at our curriculum overview and timetable by clicking on the links below.

We share lots of our learning via Tapestry (tbc) and encourage parents to contribute to their child’s learning journal too. This means that children can share their learning with their teachers and friends!

Topic Web Woodland Adventure YR

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We will open our brand new Year One class in September 2023, when our current Reception class children will move up.

Here is a peak at what to expect your child to be  learning in Year One:


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Article 3: The best interests of the child must be a top priority in all things that affect children.

Article 12: Every child has the right to have a say in all matters affecting them, and to have their views taken seriously.  

At Abbey Farm ET we have a strong focus on collaboration, engagement and stewardship involving the children in decision making and discussions to further develop our school. Children in our schools know their rights and know that as a staff we are here to listen to their views and ideas.

From the outset, we will talk to all pupils about rights and democracy in an age appropriate way. As the school develops, we will introduce a Students Council, with representatives from all year groups (YrR-6), who will meet each term to make suggestions and give feedback to a staff representative.

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