Sparrows are our Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 class who are taught by Mrs Darbey (click on her picture to find out more) in the mornings and Mrs Scott in the afternoons. The children are supported by Mrs Patterson and Miss Maaskant. We are very excited to be able to invite nursery-aged children to join Sparrows (from 3 years and up) – these children are called our ‘Little Robins’!

The nursery and reception children follow the foundation stage curriculum and work within seven areas of learning.

Prime Areas

  • Communication & Language
  • Personal, Social & Emotional Development
  • Physical Development

Specific Areas

  • Literacy including phonics taught through the Letters and Sounds Programme, enhanced by Jolly Phonics.
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts & Design

These areas of learning are taught through a combination of play and adult directed activities.

The latest Early Years Curriculum documents can be found here:

Latest Early Years Framework 2021

Development Matters

Birth to 5 Matters

The year 1 and year 2 children follow the KS1 programme of study from the National Curriculum.

Sparrows Class


Year A Topic Mats:

Autumn 1 –   Best of Bednall    Animals (Farm)

Autumn 2 – Light It Up!    Materials

Spring 1 – Dancing Dragons     Senses

Spring 2 – The 80s     Forest Schools

Summer 1 – All Things Bright and Beautiful    Plants

Summer 2 – Let’s Get Packing!    Animals

Year B Topic Mats:

Autumn 1 –   All About Me!  Healthy Living

Autumn 2 –  Famous Faces

Spring 1 –  Hot & Cold    Seasonal Change

Spring 2 –  Who’s the King of the Castle?   Everyday Materials Year 1   Year 2

Summer 1 – Dinosours Roar!    Plants  Year 1    Year 2   

Summer 2 –  Superheroes!    People Who Help Us!

Progression Grids Nursery-Year 2

Computing Progression Grid

DT Progression Grid

Geography Progression Grid

History Progression Grid

Physical Education Progression Grid

Religious Education Progression Grid

We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

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SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.