Welcome to Class 1
We can't wait to meet you all and begin our exciting journey together. We are excited to welcome back our existing families and of course welcome the many new families joining us this year!
We have lots of interesting topics planned this year and know that we will all be working hard together, so that we have a very productive first year in school. So, let's start this new adventure together and shine bright!
Class 1 Staff
Mrs Holmes, Miss Forster and Mrs Hawkins
Summer Term 2021
The Reception Woodland Band
We released our butterflies in the sensory garden. It was lovely to see them enjoying their freedom.
Class 1 had lots of fun at their dojo treat on the last day of the half term.
We made the most of the lovely weather and took part in some great activities outside.
We had an obstacle course, hook-a-duck, wheelies, body boards and skittles.
The children also enjoyed dancing to their favourite songs.
We have been learning about how it is important to recycle materials. The children helped to sort the materials into the hoops which were labelled 'glass', 'plastic' and 'paper/ cardboard '.
A Walk to the Local Police Station
We enjoyed our walk to the local police station. The children had a basic map of the journey and on the way we stopped to observe key features, like the church or shops, or our surroundings. Then they added them to their maps in the correct place.
We used our maps to find our way back to school.
The Lion And The Mouse
The children helped to act out the story 'The Lion And The Mouse' in our RE lesson.
We talked about how everyone is special and have their own talents, just like the mouse.
Spring Term 2021
The children in Class 1 enjoyed taking part in a Lingotots session as part of Durham County Council's Languages Festival. It was exciting to listen to and learn how to say some phrases in French, and they all joined in enthusiastically with the follow-up games.
We Looked Fantastic In Our Easter Crowns
OUR AMAZING EASTER EGG HUNT
They had lots of fun dancing to their favourite songs, then we played 'Musical Statues' and 'Musical Chairs'.
Autumn Term 2020
This Term our topic is called Me, My Home and My Family. Throughout this topic we will be linking our experiences to the stories written by the well known author - Julia Donaldson.
They loved all of the activities, but the best part was being covered in snow at the end!
Our learning experiences
European Day of Languages
We talked about some of the countries on the map of Europe and the children told us which countries they had been to.
We learnt how to say 'hello' in lots of different European languages - our favourite was 'hola'.
We also practised counting to ten in French and sang 'Frere Jacques' with the actions.
During independent play, the children were able to make a French flag then proudly waved them around.
In R.E. this term, the children in Reception are thinking about God's wonderful world and how we can look after it so that it stays beautiful.
We have talked about the rubbish that is spoiling our world and making animals and sea creatures poorly.
The children wanted to do something to help!
We went for a walk around the school grounds to see what we could do to look after our environment. The children found some things that needed picking up, including rubbish, toys, balls and leaves.
Mrs Hawkins put on a pair of gloves and collected all of the rubbish in a black sack.
We all agreed our school environment looked much better when we had finished.
Well done to the Reception children for helping with such a worthwhile job 😊
In R.E. we have been thinking about how we can look after God's wonderful world.
We decided that we can help to look after bees and other insects by growing more flowers.
Each child planted a daffodil bulb in a pot and watered it to help it to grow.
We put them all in the greenhouse over the winter so that we can check on them regularly. We are really looking forward to seeing them grow!