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Class 1

Class Teacher – Miss K. Hiles

Teaching Assistant   - Mrs K.Gibbs (HLTA)

Mrs G Flynn



Welcome to Class One!  


Learning in Class One.


I hope you all had a lovely Summer holiday and welcome to Class One and welcome back to the ‘Golden oldies’.


This half term in Class One we will be learning ‘All about me!’ Each week we will focus on a different part of ourselves and find out all about our friends and our families.


The learning in the Early Years is generated by the children’s interests so can be very changeable but below is a brief outline of what we will be doing each week with some examples of the learning activities that will be taking place.


Week One – 5/9/18 – 7/9/18

Welcome to Class One!

    • We will be sharing our holiday news – what have we been up to in the break?
    • Talking about the ways in which we can have a happy classroom and making some Class One rules.
    Sharing the story of the ‘Rainbow Fish’ and talking about how we can be kind to our friends.

Week Two – 10/9/18 – 14/9/18

What do I look like?

    • We will learn the names of the parts of the face.
    • We will look carefully at our faces and talk about how they show how we are feeling.
    Create our own self-portrait.

Week Three – 17/9/18 – 21/9/18

What do I like?

    • We will share a story called ‘Something Else’ and ‘The Sandwich Swap’ and talk about the fact that we all like different things and that it is ok to like different things.
     We will share out favourite things and talk about the things we do not like. Maybe our favourite toy, food etc.

Week Four – 24/9/18 – 28/9/18

How big am I?

    • We will share the story ‘Titch’.
    We will then take part in lots of math’s activities for example we will measure how tall we are and how long our feet are.

Week Five – 1/10/18 – 5/10/18

My family and where I live
    • We will go on a walk around Burford to look at the different types of homes. We might even see where we live!
    • We will make a map of our walk.
    • We will share photographs of our families and talk about the people who are part of our family.

Week Six – 8/10/18 – 12/10/18

Growing Up

    • We will discuss the human lifecycle and talk about the changes we go through as we grow up.
    • A mother and her baby will come and visit us. We will compare the features of the baby to ourselves.
    We will invite a grandparent into school to discuss what it was like when they were little.

Week Seven - 15/10/18 – 19/10/18

The senses

We will name and explore our 5 senses through a variety of different activities.

Week Eight – 22/10/18 – 26/10/18

Keeping healthy

  • We will talk about ways in which we need to look after ourselves to keep fit and healthy.
We will learn the names of the parts of the body.

P.E will be on a Thursday afternoon. It is useful if your child’s P.E kit is left in school during the week. We will then send it home each half term for a wash.


The children use the Forest School area on the school site and will attend Forest Schools on a Friday afternoon. More information will follow regarding Forest Schools.


The children will bring home school reading books. It is very beneficial if you could listen to your child read for five minutes daily and to talk about the pictures and discuss what is happening in the story. This can also be a story book from home, it is important to share brings home. Parents are welcome to come in and choose a reading book with their child every morning before leaving them for the school day.


The Home Link Diary can also be useful for writing any messages that you may have. I always check the diaries on a Friday. However, members of staff are always on hand each morning and afternoon if you do have any questions or concerns.


If your child has a spare pair of wellies which they could bring to school and leave in their cubby hole, then this is helpful. We are outside in the outdoor classroom daily and it can sometimes be a little muddy. Also, please ensure that your child brings a coat to school daily as the weather can be very changeable. It can also be useful to leave a change of clothes (especially pants) in their cubby hole.


If anyone has any queries or problems as always feel free to come in and talk to me!


Many thanks,

Miss Kristy Hiles



Websites we like!

www.phonicsplay.co.uk – loads of great games to help with reading and spelling.

 www.ictgames.co.uk – some great games to support mathematics and literacy.

 http://durham.schooljotter.com/coxhoe - games to support learning in all areas.

Some of the things we do:

Paint and make!

Practical mathematics!    

Visit the local farm!

Imaginative play!  

The Postman came to visit!

Visit places in the local area.


Pond dipping 


And much, much MORE!!!