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Class 1 Learning

Welcome to Class 1.

Our Spring Term Topic is Animal Magic. We have been learning lots about animals, with a focus on Australian animals. See some of our activities below and also some of the additional things we have been doing in class.

Everybody dressed up for World Book Day.

There were lots of amazing costumes including a little Deer

Robot Stop

and Tiddler.

We ate delicious Wonka chocolate bars brought in by Ollie!

A parent from Reception Class came in and shared some of her favourite stories with the children.

We had a Lego Day in school. The children had to follow instructions to make an aeroplane.

They then had to add a motor to propel their aeroplane.


We had a visit from the RNLI and they taught the children how to stay safe near water.

We learnt lots of interesting facts about the Great Barrier Reef

For homework we researched people who have had an impact on life in Australia.

We read some Aboriginal dreamtime creation stories. We then made our own Rainbow Serpent scene.

We planned our own creation stories by making playdough story scenes.

One of the children brought in a real didgeridoo!

Another child brought in some boomerangs.

In maths we have been learning about position- first, second, third …

We also described the position of objects and moved them in directions including left and right.

We learnt the names of common 2D shapes and sorted them.

We also learnt the names and sorted common 3D shapes. We found objects around the classroom.

We made playdough 3D shapes…

and 3D shapes from construction straws.

We found a half and quarters of a shape.

We have sorted materials into the categories of dead, alive and never been alive.

We investigated how penguins were able to keep dry.

We learnt how to weigh objects using balance scales.

We made a person out of objects in the room. Each body part had a weight.

We also used our weighing skills to make cookies.

We created our own animals and decided on the habitat which they would live in.

We visited The Yorkshire Wildlife Park. We learnt about habitats and adaptation. We saw lots of animals including lions…


polar bears…

and a wallaby with a joey in her pouch!

We played on the fantastic play park.

Many of the class took part in the school’s Easter Egg competition.

It has been a very busy term!

It has already been a really busy start to the term. Our topic for this term is ‘Once Upon a Time’. On returning to school the children brought in bags they had prepared over the summer. In the bags they put a new book they had discovered and props as clues to the book. These were really impressive! We have been sharing lots of books, old favourites and exciting new ones. Have a look at some of our learning so far this term.

Learning about numbers and writing them.

Counting using 10 frames.

Playing counting games.

Reading numbers to 100 and ordering them.

Putting a 100 square back together- knowing which number is 10 more/less.

After reading Space Tortoise we made a rocket out of construction straws.

The story Rainbow Fish inspired us to make boats to go across the oceans.

We had to choose suitable materials to ensure the boat would float.

After reading The Story Orchestra and listening to Vivaldi’s Four Seasons we made a tree out of construction straws.

We tested different surfaces to see if they were magnetic.

As part of our Children in Need Day we brought in cuddly toys…


We took our toys to the Teddy Hospital (run by the Year 6 children).

Each toy was bandaged up and given a note about their treatment.

We learnt why we celebrate Bonfire Night.

When learning about Diwali we made Mendhi and Rangoli patterns.

We wrote about Remembrance Day and made poppies.

We read The day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home. We did lots of activities including making crayon people.

We made lots of different stars to create our Christmas Tree display.

We all learnt lines as narrators in the Christmas production ‘Hey Ewe’.

The Curious Sheep has a lot of lines to learn!

We all wore fabulous jumpers for Christmas Jumper Day!

Here are some of our Christmas crafts and baking.

We started to learn how to read scales by making Christmas cakes.


We made robin baubles.

We made clay candle holders.

Santa visited our Christmas party!

He gave everyone a selection box.

He also brought us some fabulous class presents…

Including Hama beads which Mrs Teale had put on her letter to him!

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