Class 1: resources wanted


In Class 1, we are in the process of updating our classroom and outdoor areas. We are wondering if anyone has any of the following resources going spare, which you could kindly donate to the class?

We are looking for:

  • Large cable reels
  • Loose parts i.e. corks, shells, pebbles, off- cuts of wood, log slices, pine cones etc
  • Log stumps
  • Pallets
  • Long tree branches
  • Large cushions
  • Mud kitchen accessories i.e jugs, mixing bowls, sieves, ladles etc.

Please let us know what you have and we will let you know if it’s suitable. Come and let me know at the end of any day outside Class 1.

Thank you,

Miss Latham

Gruffalo Tea Party!

Thank you so much to everyone who came to the Gruffalo Tea Party! The children (and staff) worked very hard making the food and putting the decorations together and I hope that everyone who came, enjoyed themselves and had a lovely lunch. I know the children loved having you all join us!

On Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning, all of the children had a go at making the different party food, from Gruffalo crumble to ‘scrambled snake’ egg mayonnaise sandwiches.

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Class 1 Gruffalo Tea Party!

Thank you to all the parents who have returned their slip and money for the Gruffalo Tea Party.

We have an extra 6 tickets available, so if you have someone else in mind who’d like to join us on Thursday, please bring the £2 in on Monday. The six tickets will be given on a first come, first served basis.

For those people who are joining us on Thursday, you are welcome to bring along younger siblings free of charge.

Thank you,

Miss Latham

Easter Bunny craft

The children have had a wonderful day with Mrs Cole, making their very own stuffed Easter Bunnies. The children all listened carefully to Mrs Cole’s instructions and produced some beautifully made Easter Bunnies, which they have very excitedly been able to take home. A big thank you to Mrs Cole for donating her time and resources into making the Easter bunnies. I know the children really enjoyed themselves!

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Class 1 trip to Warwick Castle


Just a few reminders about the Class 1 trip to Warwick castle on Monday.

Children are allowed to wear own clothes on their bottom half i.e. warm jeans/ leggings, but we ask that they wear their school jumper/ cardigan on their top half. Coats, hats, scarves and gloves may be needed dependent on the weather.

Please can you send your child’s school lunch in a carrier bag, which we can then dispose of easily. This will mean the children don’t have to carry around a lunch bag for the entire day.

We aim to arrive back at school for 16.00. I will communicate with the school office, who will post a note on here to you, should we be later for any reason.

Hopefully, it will be a really fun day out for the children.

Kind regards,

Miss Latham



Art inspired by Paul Klee

The Topic this term in Class 1 is ‘Dungeons and Dragons’. As part of the topic, the children have been learning about medieval castles. Inspired by the artist Paul Klee and his painting ‘Castle and Sun’, the children used collage to create their own shape pictures of Warwick castle. Castle-and-Sun-by-Paul-Klee IMG_2052 IMG_2051 IMG_2194 IMG_2195 IMG_2207 IMG_2208

We also used different media, including decoupage, pastels and paint, to create individual shapes, which we collaged together to create our own large scale version of ‘Castle and Sun’.

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I think the children have done a fabulous job of creating their own collaged castles.

Year 1 homework: Number bonds to 20


It is my aim for all children in Year 1 to achieve their yellow shining star badge in the next few weeks. To achieve this, they need to know number bonds to 20. The children have been introduced to these in maths lessons, but continued practise at home will help them to recall their number facts quickly. Here is a link for the game ‘Hit the button’. Select number bonds and then number bonds to 20. By the end of the week, children should be able to select the matching numbers to make 20.

Class 1-Forest school


Just a reminder that Forest school will be starting again tomorrow afternoon. As the temperature has now dropped, please can you send your child in with an extra layer i.e. fleece or jumper. Forest school will then continue to run every other Wednesday.

Thank you,

Miss Latham

Christmas break


Due to the chaos of the last week, unfortunately we haven’t had time to change the children’s reading books. Instead have a go at reading books from home, Christmas cards, magazines etc. I know the Christmas holiday is a busy time, so don’t feel the need to record any learning that is done over the holiday in your child’s reading diary. Alternatively, I have given out a Christmas checklist and thought it would be nice for the children to create a collage of photographs/ pictures/ drawings, telling us about all the Christmas traditions they get up to over the holiday.

Have a lovely break, I’m sure the children certainly need it!

Merry Christmas to you and thank you for the generous gifts!

Thank you,

Miss Latham

Half- term homework

There is no official homework for Class 1 over the half- term.

Year 1s can carry over their spellings from last week, to be tested on them on the first Friday back.

It would be lovely if your child could bring in a photo, drawing or momento from something nice they have done or something they have enjoyed over the holiday.

I hope the children enjoy the rest…I’m sure they need it!

Miss Latham