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Class 1 (Reception and Year 1)


In Class 1 there are 26 wonderful children who have a great imagination and a sense of fun.  Mrs. Turner and Mrs. Howell have the pleasure of teaching them with help from Mrs. Myers and Mrs. Robertson.

Measure in Maths - March 2020

This week in Maths we have been learning about measuring length.  The children have learnt how to compare lengths, how to measure with cubes and how to measure in centimetres and metres.  The children decided that they wanted to measure the trees in the woods so they took their tape measures with them and did just that! One child taught us how to measure the height of a tree with a square piece of paper.

Cops and Robbers - February 2020

Starry, Starry Night

The Singers

The Song

Space Centre - Monday October 14th

A Bug Hotel

Still image for this video

Welly Wednesday -25.09.19

Autumn 2019


Our first topic is 'To Infinity and Beyond'.  In the classroom we have our own space station and rocket with control panels, dressing up clothes and space equipment.  The children will be learning all about the different planets, the moon, the stars and the sun.  They will discover how people travel in space and what it is like.  Tim Peake, Neil Armstrong and other astronauts and will be researched and we will discover what it is like on a real space station.  In small groups the children will be creating their own rockets that we will blast off using water and a pump.  The children will have the opportunity to try different crafty and arty activities linked to space so please look out for these in the classroom.



Class 1 2018/19

Matlock Bath Trip - 8th July

Summer 2019


This half term our topic is ‘Fire! Fire!’.  The children are already enthusiastic and have been involved in the planning of what they want to learn.  They were keen to find out how fire engines have changed through time, what causes fires and how we can keep ourselves safe if ever there were a fire.  The children will travel back in time to the Fire of London and discover what caused the fire and how it spread so far.  The children will explore and create Tudor houses and find out what life was like.   During ‘Welly Wednesday’ the children will have the opportunity to help make a fire, create a roasting stick using their whittling skills, cook bread and eat it! Our class book is 'How to Train your Dragon' by Cressida Cowell which will inspire fantasy story writing.  Inside our classroom we have 'Caliban Cave'!



Welly Wednesday 19th June

Shining Cliff Woods - Turner's One Picture Challenge

Class 1 were challenged to collect 20 things and get them all in one picture. Somethings were trickier than others!  

Mother's Day Tea Party

It was great to see so many parents and grandparents come along.  The children enjoyed making cakes and decorating them for their loved ones.  It was a super afternoon.

Mansfield Museum and Theatre Trip

Class 1 went on a journey to Mansfield.  They spent the morning discovering the museum and then popped next door in the afternoon to the theatre to see 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'.  Both the museum and the show were fabulous.  Here are a few pictures, unfortunately we were not permitted to take pictures of the actors.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea - March 2019


The children in Class 1 have been studying the story 'The Tiger Who Came To Tea'.  So far they have written shopping lists, completed thought bubbles and created invitations.  They have also made some food for the tiger out of play dough and counted sugar cubes into tea cups.

The Tiger Who Came To Tea Photos

Year 1 Room on the Broom Stories

We have been looking at Julia Donaldson's stories and have used 'Room on the Broom' to create our own stories.  They are all fabulous! Click the document and enjoy!

Spring 2 - 2019



Our topic this half-term is all about transport and journeys and is called ‘Are We Nearly There Yet?’  The children will explore transport used within the UK and will discover how transport has changed over time and why.  Maps and online route planners will be used by the children to plan journeys.  Road safety will form a large part of this topic.  The dangers of cars, crossing roads, riding bikes and scooters and the importance of listening to  grown-ups will all be taught, using role-play and drama to reinforce these crucial messages.  In DT the children will explore how wheels attach to axels to make vehicles move.  Using these ideas the children will then design and make their own.  In science the children will be looking at sensors - mainly hearing.  This links very well with road safety.  The children will take part in listening walks, mapping their findings and comparing different places.  They will learn about how we hear sounds.  As part of this topic the children will explore toys designed for younger children to help them develop their sensors.  Each child will then design and make their own sensory bottle or board which we can hopefully give to playgroup.





Welly Wednesday 20.03.19

Today we had great fun creating vehicles our of things that we could find in the woods and some go-cart wheels.  Can you guess what we made?

Welly Wednesday 16.01.19

Great fun was had at the woods today.  Our topic is 'Toys Story' so today we decided to make our own park in the woods.  The children made a slide and a swing and used the trees as climbing frames!

Christmas Dinner 19.12.18

Welly Wednesday 19.12.18

Class 1's Christmas Party 18.12.18

Welly Wednesday 14.11.18


Today at the woods Class 1 learnt how to whittle with a potato peeler.  The whole class used carrots, parsnips and potatoes to perfect the skill.  Once back at school the children then chopped the vegetables and cooked soup.  Everyone helped with the cooking and the soup was yummy!

Look what turned up outside school today. We seized the chance and invited ourselves aboard!

Fire engine



All our learning in the first half of the Autumn term was linked to ‘Gardens and Homes’.  The children spent time in the local area identifying flowers, taking photographs and re-creating pieces of art in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe.  They discovered the functions of each part of a plant  and learnt how to look after them.  With the woods on our doorstep, the children had many opportunities to explore the wildlife.  When looking at homes the children build houses in the woods for different creatures.    The children explored different houses and looked at the shapes and materials from which they are made.  In October, Class 1 children visited Chatsworth House and discovered its beautiful gardens and took part in a Maths Woodland session. 


Chatsworth Visit




The children made numbers out of sticks.












The children hugged trees to estimate how old they were.








They found sticks that were same lengths as their arms, fingers and feet and compared these to their friends.









More pictures from Chatsworth are displayed in Class 1's cloakroom. 


Welly Wednesday


We found lots of things in the woods which were bumpy, smooth, long, short, rough and special.












We made homes for some woodland creatures.













We collected treasure from the woods and created some beautiful pictures.

Woodland Art Work