This class is taught by Mrs Brabant and Mrs Chalmers Our Reception and Year 1 children are all taught in Class 1. We have high adult/child ratios which means each year group can be taught phonics and maths in small groups and we can address each child’s individual needs to help them make good progress. We provide children with opportunities to develop essential skills for learning including; collaboration, creativity, curiosity, imagination, independence, resilience and resourcefulness. We follow the Read Write Inc scheme to teach phonics, reading and spelling. This is a very successful program which aims to get children […]
The whole school were introduced to the stories of the constellations this week by Storyteller Emma. Class 1 were given the challenge of putting on a show at the end of the day to tell the rest of the school the story they had heard. The story of Delphinus told of the dolphin that helped the musician Arion escape from sailors who tried to throw him overboard and steal his belongings. With a few hats and costumes, a chest full of treasure and an opera singing Arion they certainly brought the story to life! Who knew we had such stars of […]
Class 3 shared their hedgehog expertise with the children in Class 1 today and everyone also had time to go hunting in the woodland for “moonstones” which held a secret message.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and 2 worked with Sarah from Pyjama Drama on road safety. There were lots of games and activities to help them understand how to keep safe whilst out and about near roads.
Year 1 and 2 children represented Clifton School brilliantly at the Cross Country race at Kirkby Stephen Grammar School in September. They were all fantastic, gave it their all, didn’t give up – even when they wanted to and were, quite rightly, incredibly proud of themselves and each other! Go Team Clifton!
The 7 Cs of Clifton were all on show last Thursday afternoon when Class 1 made the most of the sunshine and set off into the Secret Garden. They showed curiosity in exploring their environment, collaborated and communicated whilst moving planks and playing The Three Little Pigs, created some tasty treats in the sand kitchen and showed confidence whilst trying new things. And they definitely showed commitment collecting all the newly mown grass and carting all the sand to the Little Pig’s kitchen…… and back again at tidy up time! There was also lots of craftsmanship going on!
Class 1 love our outdoor space where we can explore all the different areas. Our new construction area develops physical skills as well as communication, imagination, collaboration and more…… And den making is always great fun!
What better way for Class 1 to start each school year than by learning about Ourselves. We have been thinking about what makes us all superstars, our amazing bodies, our senses, our feelings and how we are all different. We love being creative so we have been exploring lots of ways of creating images of ourselves including fruit faces and loose parts funny faces.
For our topic on Secret Kindoms we have been learning about minibeasts. Lilly bought her Giant Land Snails in for us to meet and then bought in her butterflies which we helped her release in the school garden. We are wondering what Lilly will bring in next time!
To support our topic on Secret Kingdoms Class 1 visited Whinlatter Forest on a lovely sunny day. We went for a walk and found out about the creatures that live in the woods and made bug dens in groups.
Class 1s Den Building Day get off to an exciting start with a visit from Amy Stretch Parker, author of Peter Digs a Den. The children then ventured into the woods to design and make their own dens. We used lots of the 7Cs of Clifton when we worked together to get the dens built.