Welcome to Class One!
Class 1 includes children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. In Class 1 there are two Teachers; Mrs Tanser and Mrs Eyton-Jones and two Teaching Assistants; Mrs Johnson and Mrs Tyrrell.
We are very fortunate to have three areas within the class – a fantastic outdoor area and two spacious, well-resourced classrooms, which enable us to provide a rich learning environment.
In our new outdoor area we have a mud kitchen, large sandpit, investigation area with bark and mini-beasts, gardening space and water play. We always provide ample opportunity outside for children to develop their literacy, physical and mathematical skills.
The Teachers in Class 1 produce a newsletter termly and copies of these are available on the News Page.
Trip to Rugby Museum - The Peter Rabbit Exhibition - posted 7th Mar
On 6th March 2019 Class 1 visited the wonderful Peter Rabbit Exhibition at Rugby Museum. They had a fantastic time decorating plant pots, vegetable printing and making a collage showing how vegetable grow above and below ground.They also created a new Beatrix Potter character and developed a story plan to chart the new character's adventures.
Marshmallow Igloos - posted 7th Feb
One on the places that Class 1 is studying as part of this term's topic is the Arctic. The children learnt about how igloos are built and recreated them using polystyrene bowls marshmallows. It was fantastic fun and not too many marshmallows went missing.
Our French Afternoon - posted 6th Feb
As part of their topic this term Class 1 have been learning about different places. Today the children enjoyed an "Afternoon in France". Mrs Beckett, our French Teacher, taught the children where France was on the map and about some of it's important landmarks. The children participated in craft activities, learnt French songs, learnt how to count in French and had the opportunity to taste croissants, pain au chocolat and French bread. They had a really enjoyable and interesting afternoon. Thank you Mrs Beckett!
Great Fire of London - posted 12th Dec
The children in Class 1 have been learning about the Great Fire of London. They built timber houses with thatched roofs and today, after taking the necessary safety precautions, they were set alight. The children could see how the houses caught fire and how it spread from house to house. All that was left after the fire had been put out was a pile of ashes.
Christmas Craft Morning - posted 11th Dec
This morning the children in Class 1 enjoyed a morning of Christmas Crafts. They made Christmas Tree decorations from pine cones and glitter, made Farther Christmases from cardboard tubes and tissue paper and made angels from paper plates and doilies. They also created beautiful Christmas Cards and sponge paintings. Who knew that a little glitter could go such a long way.
Christmas Performance - December 2018 - posted 10th Dec
The Class 1 Christmas Production this year, 'A Miracle in Town', was absolutely amazing. We were joined by many parents, family members and friends who thoroughly enjoyed the performance. The children had all learnt their lines and the singing was wonderful. Well done to all those in Class 1.
Celebrating Divali - posted 7th Nov
Today the children in Class 1 have been learning about and celebrating the Hindu Festival, Divali. They have been making Happy Divali cards, Divali masks and Diva Lamps. The light from the lamps, according to legend, is to invite the Goddess of Wealth, Lakshmi, into homes, as well as to welcome the exiles Rama and Sita back home. All of these activities were accompanies by Indian Classical Raga background music. The children have had a wonderful afternoon.
Trip to Holdenby Education Centre - posted 1st Nov
On 2nd October 2018 the children in Class 1 went to Holdenby Education Centre as part of 'The Big Build' topic. They investigated animal homes and habitats by exploring the Habitat Trial. The children then went into the woods and studied a vole that had been captured the night before, and also built homes for different creatures including squirrels and hedgehogs paying attention to the different types of materials used. Everyone then took part in an experiment to explores ways of keeping warm using a jar of warm water and materials that could be found in the woods.
Planting Bulbs - Reception - posted 9th Oct
Today the children in Reception have been clearing out the planters and planting daffodil bulbs in their outside play area. They have learnt about how the roots grow in the soil and what you need to do to help them grow.