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Welcome to our Class 1 page. Here you will find information about our term including useful dates, timetable outlines and our term's topic. Photos and videos are regularly uploaded onto the page so please be sure to take a look every now and then to see what fun adventures we have been up to.


Every morning, Class 1 are taught by Miss Ella Hewitt. On a Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon the children are taught by Mrs Alexandra Norburn-Walker. On a Wednesday afternoon children take part in a creative curriculum session. Creative curriculum groups change each term so please speak to your child's class teacher to find out which group they are in.

New for this term, class 1 will be starting forest school on a Friday afternoon with Mrs Swayne, a specially trained forest school teacher.


Our afternoon timetable this term is as follows:


Monday - Topic

Tuesday - Understanding the World 

Wednesday - Creative Curriculum (see schedule)

Thursday - PE

Friday - Forest School


To help with the transition into school life, we offer a staggered entry for all reception children. For the first two weeks children will be in school from 8:35 - 12pm, the third week children are invited to stay for lunch so pick up time will be 1pm. Your child has a peg all ready for them in their new cloakroom. Please ensure to bring in your child's PE kit (this can be kept at school), a coat, a pair of wellies, a bookbag and a water bottle. Please make sure everything is clearly labelled.


On Friday mornings you are invited to come in and take a look at the work your child has been doing that week from 8.35 - 9am. We ask that you leave promptly at 9am so that your child can settle and the learning can get underway.


If there is anything we can help you with please feel free to come in and speak to us. If it is a serious issue we may schedule an after school appointment as things are a little less hectic at this time. 


A class letter with more information will be sent out as the term gets started so keep an eye out for this via your email. We look forward to getting to know you and your little one as the term progresses. 


If you have any questions, please feel free to speak to either of us directly, or make an appointment with the school office.


Miss Hewitt and Mrs Norburn-Walker



The Great Outdoors


This term our topic is 'The Great Outdoors'. We hope to get out and do lots of outdoor learning during our final summer term so please ensure your child always has appropriate clothing for the weather in school. 


We are also taking part in the '30 Days Wild' challenge run by The Wildlife Trusts. Throughout June and July, we shall be completing 30 simple, fun and exciting Random Acts of Wildness. Each weekend your child will be bringing home a chart to record any random acts of wildness. Please follow the link for fun ideas you could try at home 

Each day we shall tweet an image of us completing our new '30 days Wild' challenge, so please take a look at our school twitter page to find out what we get up to. 


We shall also be setting up a 'nature table' in class of items such as feathers, fossils, and shells. Children are welcome to bring in any discoveries from the great outdoors they would like to add to our table.



'Show and Tell'


This term, we are starting 'Show and Tell' in class one. Each Monday, one child will be selected to take home the special 'show and tell' tin to fill with three items they wish to share with the class. I ask that your child selects three items based on the following criteria:


A special memory (perhaps a photograph of a holiday or a visit somewhere)

Something they are proud of (a swimming badge, medal, craft they have made)

Something very special to them (a special teddy, blanket etc.)


Items need to be in school for 'show and tell' on a Friday. The 'show and tell' tin will be kept securely in my cupboard throughout the day.


If you have any questions regarding this, please speak to me in class.




Please help your child to learn their spellings by Friday each week. The spellings selected will coincide with the phonic sounds we are learning at school each week. Spellings can also be found displayed in the classroom on the wall by my desk.

This term, I will be encouraging your child to write their spellings if they are confident enough to verbally segment them. 


This week's spellings are:










The Three Little Pigs 


We have been learning about the traditional tale 'The Three Little Pigs'. We have created a story map to help us retell the story. 


Watch the videos in order to hear the whole story.

Three Little Pigs 1.MOV

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Three Little Pigs 2.MOV

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Three Little Pigs 3.MOV

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Three Little Pigs 4.MOV

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RE - 'I can share times when I have felt special in my life.'


Class One have been thinking about people/times/places/things that make us feel special. Below is an example of some of the lovely ideas they shared.









Pebble Worship

Happy Birthday Florence!

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Articulation of Phonemes

A useful video clip showing the correct 'pure' pronounciation of phonemes (units of sound).