Class 1 2018


Welcome to Class 1!


We are very excited about this school year.

The topic this half term is ‘Amazing Me’. During this topic we will be learning about each other, our bodies, our senses, healthy eating and our families. 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: From Head to Toe, Monkey Puzzle, The Selfish Crocodile, Brown Bear Brown bear what do you see? And Polar Bear Polar Bear what do you hear?

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, jumper/hoodie 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

Our first day in Class 1:  We have had a super time today meeting all our new friends.  We all came in beautifully and we have loved exploring the classroom inside and outside.  We went to our first assembly and had a look at the new play equipment taking shape.  At playtime we saw lots of familiar faces and enjoyed running around and playing games.  In class we have read stories, painted, built with lego, been in the role play areas, sand, water and also decorated some biscuits for the horticultural show taking place on Saturday.  It's been a busy day!
13 hungry children, 13 pizza bases, 13 set of ingredients can only mean one thing...WE MADE PIZZA FACES! What a fantastic day we have had.  We started off with discussing what foods we liked and went on to share our favourite pizza toppings.  We then sorted the foods into healthy and unhealthy and talked about where the food comes from.  We all had a go at using the interactive whiteboard to design out own pizza's and used mirrors to see all of our features.  Miss Heafford showed us how to cut the toppings carefully and then we all had a go at using the knives and boards with the 'bridge' technique.  Then it was for the toppings.  We all selected foods to make our own faces.  We can't wait to eat them...we hope they are really delicious!
We absolutely love the climbing equipment!