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Class 1 Home Learning


Class One and Little Pickles Home Learning Celebration

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I hope you have all keeping well. In these uncertain times, our school life looks slightly different and I would like to personally thank you for your support and all the effort that you have put in to ‘home schooling’. During this term, we have lots of fun and exciting experiences planned, all of which I am sure the children will enjoy. Our topic for the final term is 'Once Upon a Fairy Tale’. Our termly values are 'Reverence and Respect'. 


An outline for the week with daily tasks and specific activities for each of the days will be upload on here under the week subheadings. This may require the children to record in the exercise books or booklets that have been sent home, be set on Mathletics or be a practical task. Under the PE, UTW (Understanding the World) and Creative activities heading will be a range of other activities that is linked to our current topic (Heroes). 


The daily tasks are really important and we urge you to complete these as they are quick and probably part of your normal routine anyway such as reading, phonics sounds and number recall. There are then English, Phonics and Maths choosing grids - please complete as much as possible. If you would like more activities or some games, I have include a list of links that have all different resources on. The other activities are free choice but we would encourage one of each UTW, PE and Creative across the week; this may be based on activities you have chosen at home or from the list of ideas I have included. 


Please use Tapestry to share what the children have been up to. You can add photos, videos and comments that we can read and respond to. Seeing what the children have been up to will also help me to plan tasks for the following weeks and it would be great to see what they are up to!


How to upload to Tapestry: 

Choose the ‘Add Observation’ option (or the ‘plus’ icon on your iphone/ipad) and add the relevant information into the boxes on the screen. Photos and videos may be uploaded by choosing the ‘add media’ option. When you have saved your observation, you may go back to the home screen at any time by choosing the ‘Obs’ tab or clicking on the logo (on the cloud, top left corner).


We will be checking emails so please email me at if you have any questions or queries. 


Thank you for your continued support with your child's education. We all appreciate that there will be some difficult times ahead and we hope that you will keep in contact with us so we can support you as required. 


Best wishes, 

Miss Georgina Holder 

Our Class Routine


Throughout the week, I will be leading and teaching Class 1 and Little Pickles with the assistance of Miss Chammy Mountford and Ms Becky Gorton, our teaching assistants. On Monday and Thursday afternoons, Mrs Simone Hourihan (our Class 3 teacher) will be teaching in Class 1. Every Friday morning, our specialist Forest School teacher, Mrs Ellen Swayne, will be in charge of the class and lead our main Forest School Session until lunchtime. 

Day to Day Essentials:

As part of the Early Years curriculum, we encourage the children to use our outside area and the field as part of their learning in all weathers. Please ensure that the children have PE kits, wellies and coats in school every day. 


It is always useful to provide a spare pair of underwear in the children's PE or book bag in case of any accidents, you may also wish to provide a spare pair of trousers/skirt to change into. We will speak to you at the end of the day discretely and return any washing to you in a carrier bag if needed. 



On Monday afternoons, Mrs Hourihan and Mrs Hobkirk will be teaching PE in Class One. All children should have their PE kits in school everyday, as we may do other physical development activities that require PE kit through out the week. 


Forest School: 

The children will be participating in Forest School and outdoor learning in our wonderful grounds whatever the weather. Please ensure that your child always has wellies, a warm jumper and a waterproof coat in school for these sessions. We have school waterproof leggings/dungarees and waterproof coats available so that all of the children can participate without getting cold or wet. 




I look forward to seeing you on Friday mornings and working closely with you this year. Please don’t hesitate to pop in and speak to me or arrange a meeting


Miss Georgina Holder

Class 1 Teacher and Nursery Manager


Sandfield Farm Visit

Hey Ewe! Nativity performance.

Forest School campfire

Making, writing and posting our Christmas cards

Garden Centre Role Play Area

Autumn Welly Walk

Maths in Class 1 Autumn Term 1

Forest School

RE Week Trip Term 1

Class 1 (reception, year 1 and 2) 2018 - 2019 

May Day celebrations

We made houses for Jack and his Mother to live in.  Unfortunately the giant came along and had an almighty  sneeze.  Luckily, we had thought carefully about what materials to make our houses from in order that they could withstand a giant's sneeze.  As is tradition in a fairy tale, there was a happy end and all of the houses stayed fully intact. 

Hospital role play area

Making 11

Place value to 50

World Book Day

Fire! Fire!

Check out our new sensory fire play tray.  

Making a herbal remedy

We made a herbal remedy as part of our study of Mary Seacole.

We're going on a material hunt!


Look at the dinosaurs that have come to visit us in Class 1.

Snowman Maths

One more and one less

Exploring fruit and vegetables using our senses

Do people with bigger feet have bigger hands?

We had fun investigating whether people with bigger feet have bigger hands.  

2D Shapes

We made straight sides, round sides and corners with our bodies.
We had great fun making 2D shape aliens using only straight sides.

3D Shape Patterns

Place Value to 20

Year 1 found different ways to represent 12.
We travelled from the past when we were babies through our time tunnel to the present day and then we travelled on to the future.  

Our Winter Walk

We had fun on our winter walk on the field, looking for signs of winter.  We saw berries, evergreen trees and lots of trees with no leaves.  

Sandfield Farm Trip

The Three Little Pigs

Making A Mini Beast Hotel

Exploring Place Value

Roald Dahl Day

Year 16/17

Our visit to Tesco

We went into the staff room.
We went to the bakery and looked at all the bread.
We went on a colour hunt in the fruit and veg.
We watched the fishmonger cut up all the fisher.
We went into the chiller (+5) and the freezer(-10)
Then we got to taste lots of lovely cheese.
We loved all the fruit!

We got to hold the chicks!

In science we tested some materials so repair a hole in a roof!

We have been using actions to retell a story

just laughed

We investigated word problems on our maths morning!

We also visited Gloucester Cathedral

We went with Cold Aston  and Swell.
We loved the stained glass windows.
You could light a candle to say a prayer.
The cathedral is shaped like a cross.
We made tealights.
We can light them at night to say a prayer.

For RE week we visited a Mosque

We joined in with prayers.
They pray five times a day!
The boys got o dress up
and so did the girls!

Our visit to Greystones

We arrived and sat on the straw.
We caught lots in the river and had a closer look!
We watched cows get milked by a machine.

Our magical maths conkers day.

Reception counted out conkers
and they added two piles of conkers together.
We split groups of conkers to find odds and evens
We estimated the amount of conkers around the hoop
and in different containers.
We estimated and counted conkers in the hall.
We counted the whole bucket. We had 3,892.

We have been doing number explosions using all the equipment to help us.

Together we created a story using captions.

We have been learning to count on a blank number line in year 2

In ICT we are learning to write instructions for algorithms

We have been writing some class rules

Well done to the children who got awards this week

Why is the sea not frozen but the snow is? - Year 1 pupil when learning about Antarctica

We put ice and salt in a bowl and just ice
A photo was taken every 5 minutes
The normal ice was still whole
The salty ice was nearly all melted!

We have been finding out about Antarctica

Reception/ year 1 discussed what they would wear
Year 2 found similarities and differences

Year 1 have been exploring number using numicon

Strike a pose

We love our morning wake and shake

We had a magical Roald Dahl day!

We dressed up
We made some playdough inventions for Willy Wonka
We made a Class one Marvellous Medicine
We did a book review on 'The Enormous Crocodile'

We have been finding out what we know about seasons

Recption have been looking at the phoneme 's'
Paralympics maths!

Year 1 and 2 problem solving using their knowledge of number

Problem solving can be tricky, but we kept trying
Problem solving can be tricky, but we kept trying
Problem solving can be tricky, but we kept trying

Playing in the home corner

Welcome to our new pupils in Reception