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Class 1 2020

We made snowman soup!

Christmas dinner

Class 1 Nativity 2020

We hope you enjoy our virtual Class 1 Nativity 2020. Although it is different performing to an iPad rather than a live audience, the children have loved singing the songs to tell you the story of the birth of Jesus. We are extremely proud of them and we are sure you will be too.
We hope you have a magical Christmas,
Love Mrs Priestley, Mrs Chapman and Miss Stafford xx

A huge thank you to our family of parishes for their generous Christmas family gift bags.

Merry Christmas! Love Class 1

Forest school Christmas crafts

Posting our letters to Santa

Advent Prayers

Remembrance Day

What is my place like?

All about me

Foraging for apples and blackberries

We're going on a bear hunt

Playing and learning in Class 1

Our Class - Montage

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    Welcome to Class 1 2019 - 2020.

Welcome to Class 1 2019 - 2020 with our EYFS team; Mrs Priestley, Mrs Chapman and Miss Stafford. We have lots of exciting plans for the year ahead and will share the children's learning and experiences with you on our class page as well as during 'Stay and Play' sessions, Parent Workshops, and through sharing the children's 'Learning Journals'. Most recent photographs and work will always be at the top of the page. Watch out for links to websites that we use in class, with fun, educational games that the children can access at home to support them with their learning. Enjoy!

Weekly Routines in Class 1 - Important Information

  • Your child will have PE twice a week. We ask that they keep their PE kit in school with plimsolls, navy/black shorts, yellow t-shirt and some spare underwear in-case of accidents.
  • Children need to bring a school bag or backpack to school with them every day. This will be used to transport reading books, homework, letters etc.
  • Reading books will be changed at least once a week so please send your child's reading book and reading record into school each day. Children start on picture books and progress onto phonics first readers and 'Oxford Reading Tree'/'Hero Academy' scheme books. Please write a comment in the reading record each time you read with your child. Tips for parents are stuck in the front and back of your child's reading record.
  • Once your child starts to bring home a blue Word Book, please practice with them as often as possible. This will support them with early blending and segmenting skills to enable them to read words independently using phonic skills.
  • Can all children bring a pair of wellington boots with their name written inside, to keep in school. This will allow us to access our outdoor area whatever the weather. Children will need hats/gloves in the winter months and sun cream and a cap in the summer.
  • If you have any queries or concerns we operate an open door policy. Please call in to see your child's teacher at the beginning or end of the school day. Alternatively phone school to make an appointment at a time that suits you.

'Living Eggs' 

Using maps to get to the library


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The Gingerbread Man

Investigating waterproof materials

Our trip to Beamish Museum 

Little Red Riding Hood

Little Red Riding Hood role-play

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Get well soon cards to Grandma

Making 'Grandma's house' in construcion

The Three Billy Goats Gruff

Crafty 'Billy Goats Gruff' pictures

Building a stable bridge

Shape trolls


Music with Mrs Hill

The Magic Porridge Pot

Porridge play

Goldilocks and The Three Bears

Our Christmas party

Our Christmas Pantomime - 'Beauty and the Beast'.

Our first school Nativity!

Superhero day!

Superhero obstacle course

'Share a story'


Evil Pea traps

Super Veggies


Frozen CVC words

We had to work together to free the frozen characters.

Frozen 'small world' play

Pumpkin Play

Metal Mike homework challenge

Block towers

Paper Dolls

Thinking about how we grow

Making maps of our local area

A walk to our local library

We're Going On A Bear Hunt!

We made bear caves indoors and outdoors

We went on a bare foot 'Bear Hunt' walk

Bear hunt binoculars

We took our pencil on a 'Bear Hunt' following the lines.


We created 'Stick Men' using natural materials

We made flags using sticks for the mast

We took 'Stick Man' on a walk following the lines

Developing gross motor skills

Developing fine motor skills