Welcome to class one

This class is taught by Mrs Brabant, Mrs Roberts and Mrs Davies   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 […]

Class 1 BLAST off into space……..

We loved learning about space and did lots of exciting things. They included: mading books about the first men on the moon, investigating shadows with rocket and alien models, making collaborative space paintings like Peter Thorpe and playdough aliens. We ended our topic with a Moon Party for our families. We made star biscuits and space jellies and decorated our own table cloths. We even sang a song for our guests.

An Unexpected Show

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 […]

Exploring the Secret Garden

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!

A New School Year

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.