GLF Schools

GLF Schools

GLF Schools was founded in 2012 in order to enable the federation of Glyn School (an academy in 2011) and Danetree Junior School. Together, we began our journey to become a MAT of more than 1000 talented staff working with over 10,000 children in 40 schools across 5 regions in southern England.

Our Schools

Banbury Region

Banstead Region

Berkshire & Hampshire Region

Caterham Region

Crawley Region

Didcot Region

Epsom Region

London Boroughs

Redhill Region

Sunbury & Camberley Region

Reception - Franklin Class and Nightingale Class

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Franklin Class

Class teacher: Mrs Bloomfield

Nightingale Class

Class teacher: Mrs Beeton

Associate teacher: Miss Breeze

Learning Assistants

Mrs Gurung, Mrs Balsamino, Miss Runnals, Miss Kent and Miss Burchell 


Wider Curriculum

This term, our Wider Curriculum focus is Technology, exploring the question ‘How have structures influenced our lives?’ We will be learning construction techniques throughout the term and selecting the most effective techniques and materials to create our showcase piece, a shelter for a mouse, linked to the story ‘A House for a Christmas Mouse.’


Our key texts this term are:
• Peace at Last
• All Through the Night
• A House for a Christmas Mouse
• The Dark, Dark Night
• Night Monkey, Day Monkey
• The Three Little Pigs
• One Snowy Night
• Robin Red Vest


• Counting and deepening the understanding of number 5.
• Comparing the number of objects in 2 sets, using the terminology ‘more than’ and 
‘fewer than’.
• Exploring composition of numbers through combining smaller ‘parts’ to create one 
larger ‘whole’ number.
• Exploring time - thinking about sequences of events and daily routines.
• 2D shapes and describing them.
• Spatial awareness.
• ABB Patterns and spotting errors.

Personal, Social and Emotional development

• Building relationships. 
• Exploring our school values.
• Considering others and promoting empathy. 
• Exploring the similarities and differences between us and how celebrations at this time of year take place around the world.

Understanding the World 

• Exploring the world around us, including nocturnal animals and their habitats.

Communication and Language

• Expanding our vocabulary linked to our key text.

Physical Development • Exploring music, rhythm, dance and coordination.
Expressive Arts and Design • Learning new techniques to design and build.

Reading and Phonics

It is crucial for children to develop a life-long love of reading. Reading consists of two dimensions: language comprehension and word reading. Language comprehension (necessary for both reading and writing) starts from birth. It only develops when adults talk with children about the world around them and the books (stories and nonfiction) they read with them, and enjoy rhymes, poems and songs together.
At Aureus Primary School, we follow the Read Write Inc Phonics scheme to teach your children the knowledge they need to become confident readers and, eventually, confident writers. Your child will receive daily phonics sessions. In addition, we enjoy phonics games daily that teach children the listening and sound discrimination skills they need in order to read. We communicate with you the sounds that your child is learning and send home videos and when appropriate, phonics reading books weekly.