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Larklands Infant School

Reach for the moon, even if you miss you will land among the stars


Reception/Yr 1 Mrs Varney & Mrs Kelly

Welcome to

Mrs Kelly's Class and

Mrs Varney's Class

2021 - 2022


We are really lucky this year to be able to work with lots of different adults. The Reception children will follow the new Early Years Curriculum and spend time integrating with our Nursery children.  The Year 1 children will begin working on the Key Stage 1 curriculum as well as having access to the continuous provision we have in our classrooms every day.  Exciting times ahead!


Meet the Staff...

Mrs Kelly - Teacher & SENCO
Mrs Varney - Teacher & Assistant Head Teacher

Mrs Goddard - Teacher (based in Nursery)

Mrs Reynolds - HLTA

Mrs Bestwick - HLTA and Midday Supervisor

Mrs Gibling - Intervention Teaching Assistant

Mrs Holmes - Teaching Assistant

Miss Atkin - Teaching Assistant 

Mrs Johnson - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Holt - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Hemsley - Teaching Assistant

Mrs Murden - Teaching Assistant (intervention)

In our classes, we learn how to be a good friend and the importance of following rules to keep us safe and happy.  Fundamental values are reinforced through our exciting, enriched curriculum.





Autumn Term 2021

Our topics this term are;
"Super Special Me" and "Let's Celebrate!"



We will all be thinking about;

- Back to school

- All about me
- Making new friends 

- Special celebrations

- Ilkeston fair
- Autumn and harvest
- Bonfire night
- Winter and Christmas


The Year 1 children will also be finding out about;

- The body (including the 5 senses)

- Animals/birds (features, comparisons, their young and homes)

- The local area (features, maps and history)

- Memories (thinking about special events from their past)