This class is taught by Mrs Brabant, Mrs Chalmers and Mrs Davies. Our Reception/ Year 1 class is small and has high adult child ratios. This means 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 reading and writing quickly and in an enjoyable child friendly way. We believe that the classroom […]
Our new Reception children came for their 4 morning sessions during the summer term and were helped to settle in by their buddies from Year 5 and 6. Over the coming year they will all become great friends who are very important(…)
Our Pirate Party was a great end to this summer’s topic on islands. The children and staff all came dressed as pirates and spent the day making pirate decorations, walking the planks and (…)
We were very excited by Ethan’s Show and Tell at the end of term. Luckily for us his mum and dad brought in some tropical sea creatures for us to look at. There were clown fish, corals, sea urchins, star fish and crabs…..one even looked like a spider!
For our PE lessons this half term we have have been using the balance bikes with Lucy from The Sports Partnership. We have now got three of our own balance bikes but Lucy brings along enough for everyone to have one. For those children who can already ride a bike independently Lucy has also been teaching Class 1 some tennis skills.
For our topic on Island Life the children made the most of the ( almost tropical ) good weather and worked together to create their own islands.
We have had a busy start to the new year in Class 1 and our topic of Journeys has given us lots of exciting learning experiences. We have acted out The Gingerbread Man story in groups and made our own puppets. We also investigated why the Gingerbread Man might not have wanted to get wet and how he could have kept himself dry without getting a ride from a greedy fox. We have also made lanterns, lucky money pockets and hand drums to celebrate Chinese new year and had a dragon week when we did lots of dragon art, maths […]
Christmas time has arrived in class and the children have been busy making Christmas cakes with Mrs Chalmers. Today Santa’s Workshop took over the role play corner and the children have had great fun being Santa and his elves. They even made their own signs about keeping the workshop tidy and neat.