EYFS / Year 1 – Dr Seuss

Class Information

Class Teacher (and EYFS Lead): Mrs McCormick

Class Teaching Assistants: Miss Punshon and Mrs J Salisbury-Jones

To view our EYFS Statement, please visit our curriculum page here.

Welcome to Dr. Seuss Class in EYFS

My name is Mrs McCormick and I am the class teacher for Dr Seuss class. I am very excited to be teaching our mixed class of Reception and Year 1. When I am not teaching, I love to listen to music and watch old movies. I also like taking day trips to the seaside with my family. I look forward to helping you create many memorable experiences and develop a love of learning.

PE is taught every Monday, children need to come to school in their PE kits – plain, white t-shirt with dark blue or black shorts or joggers and trainers.

Please can you ensure that your child’s uniform is named and that your child brings their school reading book and a named water bottle to school with them everyday.

Phonics is taught daily using the structure of the systematic synthetic programme ‘Little Wandle Letters & Sounds’. Children also participate in Reading Practice Sessions with a teacher. The books the children will be reading in these sessions are the Big Cat Books. These books are carefully matched to the child’s current reading level. The children will read the same book three times a week where they focus on different reading skills in each session. At the end of the week the books are sent home where the children can practise their reading with their families. Below you will find some useful links and documents to support your child’s learning at home.


At Rosherville, we take part in ‘RED TED’. This stands for Read Every Day, Talk Every Day. It aims to encourage children to enjoy sharing a book and reading at home as much as possible.

Every child has a reading record. Each time you read at home with your child, hear them read or witness them reading independently, please sign your child’s reading record to show this.

  • Reading record signed = child earns 1 point
  • Each child can earn a maximum of 3 points per week
  • We want every child to show that they have read at least 3 times a week (3 points)

On Friday, the reading records will be checked. Every child’s points will be recorded and teachers will count every child who has read 3 TIMES that week. Teachers will share their class score and the class with the highest score will be the winners for the week and will keep the RED TED bear and trophy in their classroom.

’50 Things Before I Leave Rosherville’

At Rosherville, we have introduced ‘50 Things Before I Leave Rosherville’, this helps to give children the opportunity to tick off big items throughout their primary years. The experiences and activities Reception and Year 1 get to complete include:

#17 Explore a Forest
#29 Visit a Farm
#33 Compete as a Part of a Team
#47 Lay on the Grass and Watch the Clouds
#6   Make a Mud Creation
#23 Learn to Skip
#35 Fly a Kite
#41 Have a Picnic


Our timetable can be downloaded below. Here, parents and pupils have the opportunity to view the class schedule to see the day-to-day routine including the range of curriculum that is covered. We have found that children with SEND have responded well to visually seeing the structure of the day ahead.

EYFS | Dr Seuss Class Timetable
Year One | Dr Seuss Class Timetable

Terms/Topic Information

Our learning this year will be based on the topics below and will change accordingly each term.

More Information about the subjects can be found on our curriculum pages.

Dr Seuss Long Term Overview

TermTopicKnowledge OrganiserRecommended ReadsMaterials Knowledge Organiser
1Me and My CommunitySeasonal Change Knowledge Organiser Term 1 & 2
2CelebrationsSeasonal Change Knowledge Organiser Term 1 & 2
3Starry, Starry Night!Significant Explorers Knowledge Organisers
Space Knowledge Organiser
Recommended Reads
4Once Upon A TimeKings and Queens

Recommended ReadsKey Science Vocabulary
5Animal Safari
6At the Beach

Useful Parent Resources for EYFS

For further useful resources, please visit each curriculum page.