Class 1 2017

For our next celebration we looked at Diwali.  We have had a great time learning about the story of Rama and Sita.  We have a temple in our classroom so we can dress up and retell the story with our friends.  We have also learnt about rangoli patterns and diva lamps and had a go at make some of our own.  Next week we will be able to decorate our lamps as well as design our own menhdi patterns.
We have kicked off our 'Bonfire Night' theme of the celebrations topic with a visit from the fire brigade.  This was a wonderful surprise and we couldn't wait to go outside and meet them.  The fire fighters told us lots of information about the safety clothing they wear, the jobs they do and how the equipment works.  We asked lots of questions and we can't wait to put what we have learnt into our writing and role-play scenarios.  We also got to sit on the fire engine and we even sprayed water from the hose!  A great time was had by all.

Welcome to Class 1!


The topic for after October half term is ‘Celebrations!'.  During this topic we will be learning about lots of different celebrations but the main ones will be, Bonfire Night, Diwali and Christmas (Topic Web attached below). These are our weekly themes for this half terms topic. These themes will link to a story and support our free choice activities around the room and outdoors. Some of the books we will be looking at this half term are: Francis the Firefly, Rama and Sita, T'was the night before Christmas and The dinosaur that pooped Christmas.

Reading is something we love to do and we really hope you can share this experience with your child. Once you have read with your child, please write a note in their reading record to let us know how they got on.  

As we are always busy in school, extra help is much appreciated. If you are interested in coming in to school to help with the children’s learning, please speak to the Class 1 staff.

In Class 1, P.E is done every week. It is very important that each child brings their own P.E kit (shorts, t-shirt and plimsoles) and keeps this in school each half term. Please ensure each piece of your child’s clothing is clearly named. This means any missing pieces can be easily returned to its owner. PE and learning is thirsty work so we also recommend sending a named water bottle in with your child too.

We promote independence in the Foundation Stage (Reception), including the children entering the classroom on their own, putting on their own coats, getting changed for P.E and accessing activities independently. Any support with encouraging the children’s independence is very helpful.

We spend a lot of time with the children. But, this doesn’t mean that we see all of their learning experiences, as these will also happen at home. To make sure we have record of these achievements, the classroom has a wallet containing ‘WOW moment’ cards for you to write down what your child has done. These achievements can be anything such as: learning to ride a bike, writing their name or helping out at home. These moments will then go into their folder as a record for their learning.

We are a friendly, caring team and if you ever have any queries about your child's education please talk to any of the class 1 staff.

Miss Heafford and Mrs Tomaszewski