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Drum Class

Fun in  Drum Class!

Drum Class is a fun and friendly class. We follow the Early Years Curriculum and have an exciting time doing so. Our seven main learning areas are:


  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social and emotional development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design


Our classroom is an engaging and stimulating environment for all our pupils. We have lots of fun as we learn, using a wide variety of materials and resources. Activities are differentiated to meet the needs and learning styles of individual pupils, including meeting physical and sensory needs each day. 


We have a fantastic outdoor learning environment just for Drum Class which we use throughout the day, come rain or shine! We also go out in the community: shopping, local parks and places of interest. You may see us out and about dressed in our raincoats and wellingtons, jumping in the puddles or the mud! Alternatively we may be covered in sun cream wearing our summer hats. Whatever the weather, we make the most of it! 


We have computing and ICT equipment in class and also love to use the Sensory Room, Soft Play, Messy area and Magic Carpet; choosing our favourite programmes and having great fun with our friends. 


Having time to play in Early Years is incredibly important to all of us and provides a wealth of learning opportunities too. This can include children learning to play with toys appropriately, playing alongside or together and learning to take turns and co-operate. The class team love to play too and encourage our children to challenge themselves, make choices and have ideas of their own which can be developed as they continue to play, explore and learn. 


Each child in Drum Class is a unique individual and it is our privilege to share in their learning journey.  

What's been happening this Summer term

At the start of the term, the children were busy burning off Easter egg calories and having fun during Physical Development time out in the sunshine. Some concentrated on ball control - kicking and catching, pushing their physical abilities - running, walking and hopping, whilst others made great use of Drum's own outside playing area.


The children have been studying the book, "The Very Hungry Caterpillar".  This has included tasting lots of different fruit, exploring the sensory resources and improving their picture matching skills.  They have made beautiful caterpillar and butterflies and some have made full sentences explaining what they can see in the book.