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

Learning Assistants

Mrs Gurung and Miss Burchell 



This term our STEAM focus is Art, and we will be answering the question ‘Can I create a piece of art based on a period of history?’  The children will be taught several artistic techniques and will ultimately select their preferred technique to create their own individual showcase art piece for inclusion in a classroom gallery. 


  • Blending (reading) words with Set 1 sounds and common exception words.
  • Writing short sentences and re-reading what they have written, using correct letter formation
  • Beginning to spell independently by applying own phonics knowledge
  • Beginning to form capital letters correctly
  • Learning and using new vocabulary through ‘Talk through Stories’ and artistic technical vocabulary through the STEAM focus.


  • Number fluency with understanding of ‘one more than’ and ‘one less than’
  • Ordering and comparing amounts
  • Understanding equal parts and the concept of ‘double’
  • Understanding how to compose (build) whole numbers using smaller parts up to 10
  • Understanding relative units of time (what can be done in a minute?)
  • Comparing lengths using countable and non-countable objects
  • Exploring 3D shape; composing and decomposing these into larger and smaller shapes.

Expressive arts and design

  • Exploring how to make different types of marks: shapes, dots and lines
  • Using different tools and techniques to make these marks
  • Exploring purposeful colour mixing
  • Understanding the use of observation in art
  • Exploring individual preferences regarding artwork
  • Exploring renowned pieces of art and famous techniques such as Pointillism
  • Understanding the purpose and features of an art gallery

Understanding the World

  • Understanding and experiencing key calendar events:  Pancake Day, Lent, World Book Day, Mothering Sunday, Easter.
  • Reflecting on valued pieces of art in the local world around us (at home) and in the wider world (art galleries)
  • Investigating objects in the world around us (spring flowers) when creating observational artwork
  • Reflecting on our own personal artistic choices

Reading and Phonics 

During our ‘Talk through stories’ sessions, (which provide the opportunity for children to really explore key texts, understand the principle of the story, learn new vocabulary and explore new characters), we will focus on one key text at a time which the children will become very familiar with.  Our literacy key texts for this term will be:  

  • Katie and the Bathers
  • Rainbow Fish
  • Luna Loves Art
  • Ravi’s Roar
  • My Monster and Me.