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 and Miss Burchell 


Wider Curriculum

This term, our Wider Curriculum focus is Maths and we will be answering the question ‘How can data help us understand the world around us?’ We will be providing children with exciting opportunities to experience a range of breads. The children will be encouraged to notice differences using their senses. They will move on to looking at one of the main ingredients in bread making and then look at the similarities and differences of a variety of types of flour. The children will then be able to use a variety of physical skills to mix, knead, roll, bake and taste. Moving forward, the children will look closely at wheat and use a pestle and mortar to observe the changes taking place. The children will also have opportunities to find out where wheat comes from, experience other foods produced by farms and learn about the harvest process.


  • Beginning to distinguish the marks we make when drawing diagrams.

  • Beginning to label work with our own names, using our mark making skills.

  • Enjoying different stories based on bread and baking.

  • Joining in with repeating refrains in stories.

  • Describing what we see, touch, smell, taste and hear when exploring wheat, flour and bread.


  • Beginning to develop our understanding of bigger and smaller and patterns in our environment and mathematical patterns.
  • Consolidating our understanding of the composition of numbers up to 3 e.g., 3 is made up of 2 and 1.
  • Counting numbers, objects, sounds up to 5.
  • Present and interpret data from simple charts e.g., tally charts.

Personal, Social and Emotional development

  • Building relationships with both adults and peers.
  • Learning about ‘good choices’ and the expected behaviours within the setting, as well as learning how to look after our classrooms and outside space.
  • Learning about the routines of the school day to ensure we all feel safe and secure within our school environment.

Understanding the World 

  • Begin to develop an understanding of where food comes from.

  • Understand the processes from field to table.

  • Looking at different types of bread from around the world.

  • Use senses to compare a range of breads and express preferences, acknowledging everyone is allowed their own choice.

Communication and Language

• Developing our attention, speaking and listening skills in circle time games, adult led activities as well as following our own interests.

Listening and speaking in group times, talking about ourselves and learning about others within our classrooms.


We are beginning to enjoy ‘Talk through stories’ this term, which provides the opportunity for children to really explore key texts, understand the principle of the story, learn new vocabulary, and explore new characters. Each week we will focus on one key text which the children will become very familiar with.   

Our literacy key texts for this will be:  

  • Hooray for Bread

  • Little Red Hen

  • Sam’s Sandwich

  • Chapati Moon

  • What I Like Most

  • The Giant Jam Sandwich