This class is taught by Mrs Brabant, Mrs Chalmers, Miss Coutts and Mrs Davies. Our Reception/ Year 1 and Year 2 children are all taught in our Early Years/Key Stage 1 unit – otherwise known as 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 […]
The Year 2 children were very excited to represent our school at the annual Basic Moves Festival on November 16th. They took part in a range of PE activities at Newton Rigg College alongside children from other local schools and were all really proud of their collection of stickers. Well done Year 2! It looks like you had a great time!
After reading the story Supertato last week Class 1 were so worried about the Evil Pea that they decided to write to Joanna straight away – warning her of the possible danger she could face in the kitchen. Luckily our letters did the trick and she was able to prevent any possible pea escapes from her freezers! Even so some of the children decided to carry out further research on the internet. The Reception children painted some Evil Pea pictures to help us identify the rascal if he appeared in class and we all made Super Cheesy Pea Potato Cakes […]
Class 1 have been working hard in our outdoor sessions and have been developing skills from ALL of our 7 Cs. Communication to share ideas, make plans and take a role in imaginative play. Collaboration to work together to carry out a plan, devise a game or achieve a goal. Curiosity to explore their environment and resources and make the most of their opportunities. Confidence to try out their ideas and take risks. Commitment to stick with an activity and carry on if problems occur. Creativity to invent airplanes, obstacle courses, restaurant quality meals, houses, villages…….with a wide range of […]
Class 1 got creative with pumpkins this week and used them as an ingredient in our pumpkin and chocolate muffins. We practised lots of skills including weighing, mixing and measuring and all agreed that they were delicious! It was also a really good way of including more fruit and vegetables into your diet.
Class 1 loved being shown around the Secret Garden by the Year 5 and 6 children and discovering lots of interesting facts about the trees they were shown.
We have been learning about the amazing things we can do as humans this week and looked at the super power of sight. We all designed and made some funky sunglasses which made the world look a funny colour
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.