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Scooter and Bike day!


We had so much fun on our scooters and bikes today.  We talked about staying safe on the road and especially drinking lots of water in this hot weather.  We can't wait to do it again!




Welcome to Class 1!
Teacher: Miss Brine
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Thomas
Specialist Teachers: Mrs Anderson, Mrs Marshall, Miss Yenson

Who Are We?

Welcome to Class 1, this is our first year as a straight Early Years (Reception) class.
Miss Brine is the class teacher, Mrs Anderson teaches PE and French, then Mrs Marshall teaches Music. Mrs Thomas is the teaching assistant in the class and she supports us to improve in different areas of the curriculum.  We are also lucky to have volunteers such as parents and members of the community who help us in Forest School and with our reading.


Our theme this half term is From a Story.
We are studying the author Julia Donaldson and we have many books which we hope to share and enjoy, these include:
  • Tabby McTat
  • A Squash and a Squeeze
  • Night Monkey Day Monkey
  • Tiddler
  • Room on the Broom
  • Monkey Puzzle
  • The Snail and the Whale
And other favourites!!

We are also looking forward to a trip to Hagley Library, Reading Week with our families and a Bedtime stories event-look out for these letters! If you think you can help us with this topic in any way, please let us know.

Spring Term 2015
We enjoyed many practical activities in our topic Food and Farming.  We have been planting seeds and learning what plants need to grow.  We had a super trip to Little Owl Farm Park where we held lots of animals and bottle fed lambs. We covered many areas of Science in out topic such as growing, animals and their young and  materials.  We are looking forward to the summer term so we can get outside!!!


Autumn term 2014
We had a wonderful term filled with lots of visitors who came and told us about their jobs and how they were heroes in the community.

Miss Williams is a Police Office. She came with lots of resources such as hats, handcuffs and jackets we could all try on. As a special treat she let us all go in the Police car and she put on the siren as she left school.



Mr Perera works for the RAC he helps people who break down on the road. He had a magic van it was like a transformer. We all had a go at getting the tow bar out of the back with a huge remote control.



Mr Thomas came with his tractor into the school carpark. He talked to us about the jobs he can do with his tractor and the crops he grows on his farm.



Finally, Mrs Hussain is a Doctor. She taught us how to look after ourselves and to live healthy lifestyles. She also reminded us about the importance of washing our hands to wash germs away!




Religious Education

As a Church of England school, Religious Education is an important part of our Curriculum. We have weekly, hour long sessions of Religious Education. These are normally taught discretely unless what we are learning about links to our theme.  This term we are learning about Christianity.

Our Christian Value for whole school collective worship last term was Wisdom. This term our Christian value is Truthfulness.
See our Worship Council page for more information.

Class Rules

These rules have be made by the children in Class 1 for this term.  We have made the rules thinking about how we can stay safe be happy and always try our best.

  1. Keep our hands and feet to ourselves
  2. Share
  3. Be kind-kind words
  4. Remember our manners and always be polite
  5. Always try our best so we are proud of what we do

Class Target 

We are constantly encouraging the children to develop their independence. We do this by encouraging children to get dressed and undressed with little adult support and to recognise and take care of their own belongings. Children are encouraged to put away their book bags and take out their reading record on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

This year we are working towards The Secrets to Success, these are:

Don't give up!
Work hard
Understand others
Try new things
Push yourself

Reading/Phonics Expectations
See Homework page for expectations 

Look at our weekly homework,  this is linked to our class work for ideas about how you can carry on your learning at home.

Wow Moments 

We went on the train to visit Hagley Library as part of our topic 'From a Story'.  Estelle from the library read us stories by Julia Donaldson (our author focus).  We had a look around the library.  Estelle is coming into school to talk to us about a summer reading challenge!






Homework-look at our new homework grid for fun ideas at home!
Reception children have homework as and when they are ready and it may consist of the following:
  • Practising phonemes from a sound book as they are taught
  • Reading frequently when they start the reading scheme
  • Practise writing their name on a name card
  • Recognising high frequency words
  • Having a go at some of the activities on our weekly homework sheet

This half term formal PE session take place on a Tuesday afternoon with Miss Yenson-our PE specialist and Mrs Anderson. We will be learning about movement and Miss Yenson will have some exciting activities for us to do. Full PE kits will be expected to be in school on this day. We would like PE kits to be in school throughout the week in case we need them for other physical activities.

Forest School

Unfortunately there will be no set Forest School this term due to the building work. We are still hoping to get outside as much as possible so don't forget your wellies! 

Please ensure you child has appropriate clothing for our ever changing weather conditions!

Forest School takes place on most Friday afternoons throughout the year. The children come to school wearing their school uniform with appropriate Forest School clothes in a name bag to get changed into. Suitable clothing for Forest School would include:

Wellington boots/walking boots
Waterproof coat and trousers (we do have some spares)
Long sleeved top to protect arms
Suitable trousers
In cold conditions hat and gloves



Have you seen the Kids' Zone? Play games, and visit some cool websites. You can vote for your favourites!