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‘Guiding explorers of the future’

'Royal Wedding' invitations have been sent out inviting you to a special family picnic to mark the marriage of Prince Harry of Wales to Miss Meghan Markle on Friday 18th May from 12 o'clock. We look forward to welcoming you all.

Class 1

Welcome to Class 1!

Summer 1 Week 5

Special 'Royal Wedding' Day

The children had an exciting day today.

It started with a whole school wedding assembly. Then all the children made a tissue paper button hole, coloured Union Jack bunting and iced and decorated a special 'wedding biscuit'. After playtime we joined with Year 2 to make giant collages of  wedding cakes and wedding dresses. Finally we had a whole school picnic and joined in many activities.

Thank you to all the parents who came to celebrate with us and made the day very special.

Today the children carried out a maths investigation.

They had 4 hoops labelled 1,2,3 and 4. They also had 3 beanbags.

There challenge was to find as many ways of making 6 and then 9 using just 3 beanbags. They were allowed to use any hoop more than once.

After this the children were asked to make the highest number and then find out any other numbers they could make using the 3 beanbags. 

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    Spelling Hunt    

The children had a great time today going on a Plant Power Spelling Hunt around the Eco centre.  They looked at a picture and then spelt the word for that picture.


Today we learnt the compass points used to show directions. We practised  turning to the North, South, East and West. Then we looked at a picture scene and described the position of various people and animals using the compass directions. Finally we planned and created mazes which we then followed  the pathways using  compass directions.

Special Family Picnic

Friday 18th May 2018

12.00pm - 2.30pm

You are invited to join us for a special family picnic to mark the marriage of

Prince Harry of Wales and Miss Meghan Markle. 

We look forward to welcoming you all.

The day will be full of wedding themed activities and it is a non uniform day where the children can wear red, white and/or blue.



    Well Done!   

Well done to the eight children who represented us at the Fun Run at Oakfield school.

You were all very well behaved and made us very proud of you.


    Maths Hunt    

Today we went on a Maths Hunt in the school grounds.

We had great fun and found 20 cards with  maths questions to solve on each one.


   Growing fast    

We are not sure what happens at the weekend but today when we returned to school our plants have really taken off and are growing so fast.

        Spring Onions                          Tomatoes                              Courgettes


Our broad beans are also reaching for the skies.



Summer 1 Week 4


In PE we have looked at changing pace from walking, jogging, running to sprinting.

We have looked at how we feel during each activity and how we moved  our arms and legs for each type of movement. We realised that we could jog for a long distance and time but could only sprint for short distances. We also understood why it is important to warm up  before exercise and cool  down after exercise.


    Look at our Runner Beans now!    


We measured how tall our beans had grown. 


Then we planted our beans in our class garden.


In maths this week we have been learning about arrays. We made as many different arrays as we could  with 20 cubes. Then we investigated the following:

1. You can make the same number of arrays with 12 as you can with 20. True or false.

2. Only even numbers can make arrays. True or false.

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Don't forget no school on Monday due to May Day Bank Holiday.

Children return to school on Tuesday 8th May at the usual time.

We will be having class group photographs on the Tuesday morning.

Enjoy your long weekend and the sunny weather.

Summer 1 Week 3


When we returned after the weekend we were amazed at how tall our runner beans had grown. Some of them have two leaves that are open now!

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Seed Mosaics

Today we looked at different seeds and then drew a rough outline of a plant for us to follow. Finally we glued seeds onto our outline to make a finished picture.

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Plant Power Parent Overview

Today the children brought home our classes Parent Overview on our theme  'Plant Power'.

Please read so that you will know some of the exciting things we have planned for this term. Below is a link  to the document.

Congratulations Class 1

98.9% attendance this week


    Class Garden    

This week we have been very busy planting seeds in our class garden.

First we raked over the soil and then we marked out areas for the different seeds.

We planted peas, french beans, radishes, spinach and sunflowers.

Then it rained so we did not have to water them!

We will watch them to see how they grow.


We planted some more seeds (water melon, aubergines, courgettes, peppers and spring onions) in the classroom which we will put in our class garden when they have started to grow. 

Finally we each planted a tomato seed in a cup. we are going to watch these grow and then take them home to look after them.

The first person to get a tomato on their plant will be our champion gardener!


    Jack and the Beanstalk    

This week we have been reading many different versions of the Traditional tale Jack and the Beanstalk. We have studied the characters and then looked at the main events in the story when characters talk to each other. We acted out these parts remembering to use expression in our voices and  dramatic reactions e.g. gasping.

    Maths - Groups    

In maths we are learning about making equal and unequal groups.

Then we started to add groups together.


We made a total of 12 legs by adding 3 equal groups of 4.

We made a total of 20 by adding 5 unequal groups.

We made a total of 29 by adding 6 unequal groups.


Our Science topic this term is Plants. 

We started our topic  by planting runner bean seeds in soil. We recorded what we had done by beginning to write  a Diary of a Bean Plant.  We took photos everyday to see if we could observe any changes.

Our beans have already begun to grow see photos below:




We asked lots of questions when we were planting our runner beans. We decided to investigate the answers to our  questions:

1. What will happen if we don't put the bean in any soil?

2. What will happen if we don't give the bean any water?

3. What will happen if we leave the bean in the dark?

We predicted what the answers would be to these questions and then we set up our investigation.


We also put a broad bean in a clear plastic cup with a wet paper towel inside. We are hoping that we will be able to see the seed grow. It will be exciting to see what normally happens below the soil.

    St. George's Day    

Today we celebrated St. George's Day.

We found out about the legend of St. George and ordered the events in the story.

Then we took part in some maths activities, we added dragons, counted princesses, solved problems and found lots of different ways of making 23. 

We then looked at how to draw curved and straight lines  to draw a rose.

Look at our fantastic rose buds.

           Dear Her Majesty          

Today we worked as a class to write a letter to the Queen.

We learned how to write questions using question marks and we each wrote some questions to send with our letter to the Queen.

We hope she will reply to our letter.

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    Happy Birthday Your Majesty    

On Friday we celebrated Queen Elizabeth II 92nd birthday.

We had a day of 'Queen' related activities. First we brainstormed all the things we knew about the Queen. Then we looked at books, magazines  and fact files to find out more information about the Queen and to answer questions about her. As it was the Queens birthday we decided to look at our class birthdays. We gathered together the month that everybody was born including Mrs Barber, Mrs Woodford, our student Sam and the Queen and recorded the data on a table. We then answered questions about the data. We found the most popular months for birthdays were June, October and December.

We found out that the Queen has two birthdays and lots of the children thought they might like to have two birthdays too! We watched the Queen's birthday gun salute and sang the National Anthem. Finally we went outside and played a King and Queens game, the winner was the one to collect all the Queen's without knocking down the King. See our pictures below. 


    Big Battery Hunt    

We are taking part in the Big Battery Hunt.

We need all your old batteries (discharged) brought into school.

Please return in the box the children brought home or a plastic bag.

All batteries will be recycled.


Who can bring the most batteries to school?


So far:

 Tvisha 94 batteries

Charlotte 43 batteries

Dorian 33 batteries

Radu 30 batteries

King Mike 7 batteries

Well done to Dhiyaa who won the £10 WHSmith Voucher in our Golden Ticket Draw today.

Keep reading at home and collecting Golden Tickets.

The next draw will be in July at the end of the summer term.

English - Jack and the Beanstalk

We went outside to recreate the giants chant.

Fee, Fi, Fo, Fum! I smell the blood of an Englishman.

Be he alive or be he dead.

I'll grind his bones to make my bread.


We considered how the giant would speak and move. We also thought about the sound the giant’s boots would make as he stamped towards Jack. We tried to stamp and chant in time.

Some of us were quite scary as giants!

Easter Creative Homework

Thank you for all the support you have given the children to complete their holiday homework.

Their work is amazing look at our photos below:


Congratulations to the star readers in our class for Spring 2.

Charlie - 50 reads

Michael - 50 reads

Tvisha - 50 reads

Good luck to everyone in the Golden Ticket draw on Wednesday,

we cannot wait to see who wins the £10 token prize!

Welcome back to school.

It was great to see all your smiling faces today and to hear all of

your exciting news about the Easter holidays.

We hope you are ready for an exciting term ahead!

Summer Term

We hope you are enjoying the last few days of the Easter Holidays and look forward to seeing you back at school on Monday 16th April.

Remember to record all the times you have read at home, this includes your school reading books and any books of your own or borrowed from the library. These will all be counted on Monday morning and golden tickets will be awarded for tens of numbers of reads.

The Golden Ticket draw will take place on Wednesday to find the winner of the £10 prize.


Our new theme for the summer term will be

What an exciting term it will be. Look out for our overview of the term coming soon.


We are looking forward to seeing you all back at school and hearing all your holiday news.

We can't wait to see your creative holiday homework.

Take care

Mrs Barber and Mrs Woodford

P.S. Please bring a named water bottle to school each day and remember to ensure that your name is in all items of clothing including your PE kits. This helps us to return any items that we find around the school. Thank you.


What a fun last day we had !


Remember to read as much as you can over the holidays. Every read counts towards a golden ticket to add to your current totals. Draw will take place on Monday 16th April.


We hope your parents will like their Easter cards.


We would like to wish you all a very Happy Easter with lots of rest and fun.

Take care and keep safe.

Mrs Barber & Mrs Woodford


Spring 2 Week 6

North Crescent's Got Talent

Well done!  


Joint 1st place                       Joint 2nd place


What superstars you both are!

Thank you to all the parents who attended our Brilliance assembly,

the children had a great time and were so proud to show you all their activities.

Below are a few pictures.

     Last day at school    

An action packed day is planned today.

Please remember to come and see the children's Brilliance Assembly this morning

from 9.30-10.30am.

The children are looking forward to showing you all the things they have been learning.

    Easter Service    

Thank you to all the parents who came to watch our Easter Service and for being understanding about the change in venue. Despite this the children had a great time singing their spring songs and Year 2 children were excellent readers for their poems.

I'm sure the children's wonderful singing drove the rain away and brought the sun out!

Today we were going to have an Easter Egg Hunt but due to the rain we changed it slightly and the children had to find pieces of an egg to make a whole egg.

Once completed there was a prize!

We are busy this week making our Easter cards , Easter baskets and practising for our visit to the church on Wednesday and our brilliance assembly on Thursday. We hope to see parents at both of these events.

Spring 2 Week 5

North Crescent's Got Talent

This week we have been holding auditions for North Crescent's Got Talent in the classroom. Nearly all the children have taken part with a variety of acts.

Then the children voted for their two favourite acts to go forward to performing in front of the whole school next Thursday afternoon.

The winners were

     Radu and Tvisha    


    Talk and Share    

Thank you very much for coming to our Talk and Share last night.

The children really enjoyed showing you their books and talking about their work.

It was lovely to see the children so proud of their achievements. 

    Acrostic Poems    

The children brainstormed nouns and adjectives for the four seasons.

Then they wrote their own seasons acrostic poems.

After this the children performed their poems to the class.


    Shared Reading    

This week we are reading the book

Spring 2 Week 4

Week beginning the 19th March - North Crescent's Got Talent

This week we will be holding class auditions for any children that would like to take part in North Crescent's Got Talent. The children will then vote for their favourite performer.

Winners will perform to the school on Thursday 29th March.


Thursday 22nd March  3.15-4.15pm - Talk and Share

Come into the classroom after school and the children will show you their books and talk about their work.


Friday 23rd March - 

Non-uniform day for Sport Relief

Wear something sporty for £1 donation


Tuesday 27th March 5.30-8.00pm Parent Partnership Meetings

Wednesday 28th March 3.40-6.00pm Parent Partnership Meetings 


Wednesday 28th March 2.00-3.00 at St. Andrew's Church

Parents to join the children at St.Andrews Church for our Spring Celebration.

Thursday 29th March  9.30-10.30 Celebration of Brilliance

Parents to join us to celebrate the children's brilliance in the school hall.



This week we have been very busy  learning about humans.

First we identified different body parts e.g. head, shoulders, shin, foot, face, hair, fingers, elbow, knee, hand, leg, neck, waist, toes, back, hips, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, arm. 

We also played Body Bingo.

Try asking the children to point to different parts of the body.

Then we identified the five senses, which part of the body each sense used and suggested different things we were able to do with each sense.

Next we became sense detectives. We used each sense to help us to follow the clues to find a lost Teddy Bear. See our photos below.

Finally we had a whole school Science Day.

The teachers set up nine different areas with an investigation that linked science to a foundation subject. The children had the opportunity to try four of these investigations during the day. The school was buzzing with scientists all having a fantastic time.

    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at the book


Spring 2 Week 3

The children have a surprise for all their mums.

Remind them to show you on Sunday.

Recount Texts    

This week the children have been looking at recount texts. They have recounted their snow days off school and Floppy's Day. The children know that recounts are in chronological order (the order that events occur), use the past tense, are written in the first person (I, me) and use time connectives (first, then, next, after, soon, finally).

Maybe they could recount an event or day to you. 

Book Character Potato Competition

More fantastic potatoes arrived in class this morning.

Mrs Green will be judging the winner later in the week.

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    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at 


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Reading Week

Hope you are keeping safe and warm

but enjoying the snow.

Keep reading, each read counts towards a Golden Ticket. Remember to write each read in your partnership book and ask your parents to sign.

Look at the Learning games and songs link on our class page  for lots of activities to keep you busy.

    Book Character's Bedroom    

Today we designed a character's bedroom. We thought about what special things a character would have in their room, what their interests would be and what decoration they would have. We had great fun making these. Look at our amazing bedrooms below. 

Book Character potato

Our first potato came into class today. Wow! What a fantastic start to our competition.

Mrs Woodford and I cannot wait to see more.

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   Share our favourite book    

We started Reading Week by sharing our favourite book with children in other classes.

Class One shared their books with 6S and Explorers. We loved reading a wide variety of books and sharing why our book was our favourite book.


Remember to bring your favourite book to school on Monday.

Also a small box / shoebox / cereal box.

Spring 2 Week 1


Today we had a special visitor at school. Roger from the Cats Protection League came to our classroom and told us all about the cats he and others had rescued. Then he told us all the things a cat needs and how a cat should be looked after.

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Fantastic homework Class 1

It was a delight to see all the animal habitats that you have made over the half term holiday.

You have worked very hard and produced  brilliant work.

Thank you to your parents for their support with this creative project.

Today we learnt all about Chinese New Year.

In English we retold and acted out the story where the animals have a race to name each of the twelve years. 2018 is the year of the dog. We also looked at different verbs to show what people do when they celebrate the new year.

In maths we made dragons from shapes, practised our number bonds to 10 using Chinese New year dominoes and solved word problems.

We also made dragons, money wallets and lanterns which we will display in the classroom.

Finally we found out about the flag for China, counted lanterns in 10's  and had fun completing a word search. What a busy day!

    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at the book


Don't forget our new reading system starts today. I wonder who will be the first person in            Class 1 to get a Golden Ticket, will it be you?

Welcome back to school. We hope you had a great half term holiday.

Wow! How quickly this  half term has gone. You have all worked so hard and we know that in the next half term  you will show us more of your brilliance.  

Mrs Woodford and I are really looking forward  to seeing your creative homework  animal habitats  and look forward to displaying them in the classroom.

We hope that you have a great half term holiday with plenty of fun and relaxation. We cannot wait to hear about your holiday  and we know you will have lots to tell us about your adventures and places you have seen.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 19th February.

Spring 1 Week 6

   Australian Aboriginal Painting    

Dot Painting

We had great fun creating Australian animals using the dot painting technique made famous by the Aboriginal people.  


Tuesday 6th February - Safer Internet Day

Today we  carried out lots of  interesting activities.

First we listened to a story about The Three Little Monsters and then discussed the issue of commentating positively and what to do if something worries or upsets us online.

Then we thought about who we are connected to e.g. our family and friends, our school and home town. We sat in a circle and passed a ball of wall to a child of our choice  that we are connected to and explained the connection. We ended up with a huge physical web of connections. See photo below

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After this we looked at our 'Digital Footprint' and we found out that what we do on the internet can leave a trace and builds up a picture of our likes and interests.
Next we sat in a circle and payed each other compliments. We wrote these compliments on hand shapes and cut them out. We then joined them together to show our theme for the day .  Create (making our hands) Connect (joining together) Share respect (our compliments to each other)

We made a 'Kindness Tree' and every time someone is kind to us we will take a blank leaf and write their name on it with a description of what they did. Then we will attach it to our tree.

It is only day 2 and our tree is filling up fast because we are so kind to each other.

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Finally we discussed the different things we do to keep safe in the sun, safe on the roads and also safe on the internet. 

    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at the book

This book is about being a good friend online and offers advice to parents at the end.

Read this book with your child.

Spring 1 Week 5

Winner of the Brilliance cup    

    for the 2nd week

Congratulations Year 1

Super stars!




We have been researching Australia.

We looked at famous landmarks like Sydney Opera House, Harbour Bridge and Ayers Rock. We compared their currency, the Australian dollar, to ours.

Then we looked at the animals that live in Australia and the way that people live including their leisure activities.

We were very lucky that Mrs Woodford bought a didgeridoo to school. We all had a go to try and play it. We found it a bit tricky but some of us managed to make a sound or two!


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Today we shared our Dear Zoo stories with Explorers. 

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    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at the book 

Spring 1 Week 4



Winner of the Brilliance cup

Well done Class 1

I am so proud of you, what a brilliant week we had!

    Junior Governors    

On Wednesday our class school governors attended the CLC centre with other school governors from our school and other schools too.

They had a great time.

    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at the book


Spring 1 Week 3


In art we are looking at drawing  animals and today we looked at the patterns and texture on the coats of animals that we could find in a zoo. We created some great pictures.


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    Science with Andy    

On Tuesday we had a great time with Andy trying to find a way that the ants could cross the river. We tried different shapes and sizes  of leaves balanced carefully on top of the water and investigated to see how many 'ants' we could fit on the leaf before it sank.

Then Andy asked us to make a boat for the ants using aluminium foil. Some of us made some fantastic boats that held a lot of 'ants'. We used the knowledge we learned from the leaf investigation to help us design the shape of the boat.

    Shared Reading 

This week we are looking at the book


Spring 1 Week 2


Winner of the Brilliance cup

Well done Class 1


    Musical Animal Safari        

Today the children listened to different styles of music from Africa and identified some of the instruments playing.

After this  we learned a 'Call and Response' song from West Africa (Ghana), The song is used traditionally to teach children the names of different body parts. Once we knew the song well we sung as a call and response and added actions for the different body parts. See if you can join in with the clip below.

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Special visitor

We had a special visitor today who we met in assembly. Her name is Poppy and she is a PAT dog . Poppy is two and a half years old and is going to come into our school each week to listen to children read. She is lovely and was very good when she met the whole school.


Animals including Humans

We looked at lots of photographs of animals. We then tried to group them into fish, birds, insects, mammals, reptiles and amphibians. We then discussed the reasons why we placed the animals in the group e.g had two antenna, had a beak etc...


    Animal Needs    

We looked at the animal shelter 'Wood Green' and took part in a virtual tour of the centre. Come and see all the wonderful ways that they look after  the animals.


Being healthy and happy is really important for all pets and also for people.’

We looked at what humans, dogs and guinea pigs all need to be healthy and happy

–  food, water, home, friends and clothes/coats


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  Shared Reading  

This week we are looking at the book

In English we read 'The Big Animal Mix Up' book together

and discussed the different mixed up animals.

Then we created our own mixed up animal and wrote questions about them using the question hand.

We punctuated our sentences using question marks.             

Spring 1 Week 1

In Science the children are investigating seasons.

Today the children revisited their chosen tree and looked at the changes that had occurred from autumn to winter. What changes can you see?



This term our theme is

A world of animals

We   started by reading the book The Great Pet Sale by Mick Inkpen.

We enjoyed the story and talked about all the different pets that the boy found in the pet shop. Then we talked about our own pets and made a class pictogram. We answered questions using the data collected and even thought of our own questions.

It was great to see you all again today and to hear about all the wonderful presents that you received for Christmas. We had fun writing about our presents today using descriptive writing and then reading our writing to the class for them to guess what our presents were.


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Wishing you all a very Happy New Year

Welcome to 2018

This term our role play area will be a Pet Shop.

Please could you save any clean food boxes / bags / containers that you  use for your pets and bring them into school for us to use in our Pet Shop.

If you have any other items that you think would be suitable please bring them in to show us or ask us  if you are unsure.

Thank you

Mrs Woodford & Mrs Barber

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 Christmas Holidays    

What a fun last day we had with lots of games, films and food!

We hope your parents will like their Christmas cards and calendars.


We would like to wish you all a very Happy Christmas with lots of rest and fun.

Take care and keep safe.

Mrs Barber & Mrs Woodford


Today we had great fun at our Christmas party.

We joined together with Explorers and Year 2 and went into the school hall. 

We played lots of games and enjoyed all the party food.

See our photos below.

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Winner of the Brilliance cup

Well done Class 1, I am so proud of you.

The children will be having their class Christmas party on the afternoon of

Monday 18th December.

Please could the children bring in some party food to share with the class.

The children can bring in party clothes to change into after lunch time.

Thank you

     Paddington models     

Before the release of the first Paddington film there was a London Paddington trail set up where 50 Paddington statues were placed across London close to museums, parks, shops and key landmarks, and  remained there for the whole of December. Each Paddington statue was created by a celebrity. We looked at all these designs and then created our own design for our own Paddington statue. Then we painted the Paddington statue and decided where in London we would place the statue for a Paddington Trail of our own. Do you like our designs?

Today we had our Christmas Dinner together.

We had a great time with lovely food, Christmas music playing and pulling crackers together. We even had a special visit from Father Christmas!

Today we went to see the pantomime Aladdin. We had a great time.

Ask us what our favourite part of the trip was.

A very festive week.

Wednesday 13th December

The children are off to the Towngate Theatre in Basildon to watch Aladdin.

Oh no they're not!  Oh yes they are!

Children can bring some sweets and a named bottle of water.

Remember we will be late back to school approx. 4.20pm 


Thursday 14th December

School Christmas lunch



Friday 15th December - Christmas Jumper Day

Children to bring in £1 and wear a Christmas jumper,

all proceeds to go to Save the Children


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Brilliance cup joint winner with Class 3

Well done Class 1!

Today we had a surprise visit by a Big Rig.

We looked around the enormous truck and Paddington even got a chance to drive!

Mrs Mitchell sat in the truck and took our photos through the window and then made us jump by pulling the horn.

We watched a cartoon about a monster truck then designed our own monster truck and wrote our own stories.  We had a great time.

   Christmas with the Aliens    

Today the children gave their final performance of our production 'Christmas with the Aliens'.

They all performed brilliantly and were so enthusiastic. A big pat on the back to them all.

Thank you very much for supporting us by helping the children to learn their lines, song words and also for providing the lovely costumes. 

    Christmas Play    

Today the children performed 'Christmas with the Aliens' to the school and the Evening Echo came in to take a photograph which will appear in the newspaper. Please see poster below or on Parents notice board by the classroom door for more details.

   Shared Reading   

This week we are looking at the book - The Play

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    NSPCC Special Assembly    

Speak out, stay safe

Today Buddy came to visit us.

He had this special message for us.

    Odd Jobs    

Paddington loves to help people and in the recent Paddington 2 film he is trying to save money to buy a special pop up book all about London for his Aunt Lucy.

Unfortunately things often go wrong for poor Paddington.

This week we have been planning our own Paddington story where Paddington carries out an odd job and yes, something goes wrong again!   

    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at the book - Alien Invasion

Autumn 2 Week 4


Road Safety Activities

Try some of the following activities to see how much you know about Road Safety.

     Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at the book  - Look out on the Road

Advance notice

Friday 15th December - Christmas Jumper Day

Children to bring in £1 and wear a Christmas jumper,

all proceeds to go to Save the Children


Thursday 23rd December

Flu immunisation


Christmas Production

Tuesday 5th December at 2.00pm

Wednesday 6th December at 9.30pm

See letter below ( sent home Friday 17-11-17) for booking tickets 


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It was great to see all the children taking part in our non-uniform day.

Thank you for your support.


Congratulations Class1

Winner of the Top Attendance award this week.

Well done!


    Special Visitor    

We had a special visitor today.

Canon Jane Freeman from St. Andrews Church came to visit us and told us all about the vestments she wears. We tried on her chasubles, see pictures below.

She also told us about  the different activities she does

e.g. different services  in the church,  visiting people, going into schools, meetings and lots of paperwork!   

Today we went to the Wickford Collaborative Learning Centre (CLC) where we took part in a morning session of the ‘Poetry Slam’.

First we brainstormed what a poem was. Then we listened to lots of poems and wrote a collaborative poem about what a wizard had in his pocket. After that we performed our class poem and made everybody laugh.

Connie and Rose stood up on the stage in front of everybody and performed their poems very well. They were given a certificate.

We had a great time learning about different kinds of poetry. Thank you CLC.

    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at the book  - A Day in London.

Autumn 2  Week 2

Tuesday 14th November 9.30-11.30

Poetry Slam

Year 1 and Year 2 children are off to the CLC for an exciting collaborative learning opportunity.

    Christmas Play    

This week the children have been busy learning their parts for our Christmas production.

At home please help your child to learn their lines and the Christmas songs.

Thank you


The children have been looking at onomatopoeia  - words that imitate sounds. First we watched an online firework display and brainstormed all the words we could think of and then the children  worked in groups to use these words to write a firework poem.  Finally the children investigated our percussion instruments to find the ones that made the most appropriate sound for the onomatopoeia words. We hope you like our poems.

Brown Bears

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Polar Bears

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In Science the children are investigating seasons.

Today the children revisited their chosen tree and looked at the changes that had occurred from summer to autumn. What changes can you see?


The first picture was taken at the beginning of September and the second picture was taken on the second week in November. We noticed that the tree looked similar in appearance from a distance but on closer inspection there were bare branches and lots of leaves that had fallen on the floor. The colour of the leaves had also changed.


    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at Special Days poems.

We read and discussed 'It's my birthday', 'Bonfire Night' and It's Divali'.

Autumn 2  Week 1



Winner of the Brilliance cup with Year 6


winner of the Attendance certificate with 99% attendance for the week.

Well done Class 1!


Firework Poetry 

We started by brainstorming words we could use in our poetry for each of our five senses .

We found lots of brilliant words and then used these words to write a Firework night senses poem. Read some of our poems below.


I can see flickering sparklers.

I can hear noisy rockets.

I can smell the tasty hot dog.

I can taste the smoky burger.

I can feel my woolly gloves.

By Michael


I can see multicoloured sparklers.

I can hear noisy, banging fireworks.

I can smell the delicious hot dog.

I can taste the barbecued burger.

I can feel my chilly feet.

By Rose


I can see twinkling fireworks.

I can hear spitting bonfires.

I can smell barbecued hot dogs.

I can taste delicious hot dogs.

I can feel the cosy heat.

By Connie


I can see multicoloured sparklers.

I can hear noisy cheering children.

I can feel woolly soft gloves.

I can smell delicious hot dogs.

I can taste barbecued sausages.

By Dorian


I can see sparkling fireworks.

I can hear popping fireworks.

I can feel my warm gloves.

I can taste the barbecued chicken.

I can smell the burning fire.


I can see sparkling fireworks.

I can hear whooshing rockets.

I can smell the burning fire.

I can taste the delicious hot dogs.

I can feel my soft fluffy gloves.


I can see sparkling fireworks.

I can hear crashing rockets.

I can smell the smoky fire.

I can tasty the burning hot dogs.

I can feel my woolly gloves.






Then we looked at poems with onomatopoeia in them.

We really  like this word!

Onomatopoeia are special words that imitate sounds.

Enjoy the clip below.


We started to make fireworks today. First we chose a 3D shape for our firework. Then we had great fun decorating them with brightly coloured paper squares which created a mosaic effect. Can you see the concentration on our faces? Next week we are going to finish them, look out for our finished fireworks, we cannot wait to show them to you!

    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at the book Sparks in the Sky.

A Grand Morning Out!

Friday 3rd November

9:00 - 11:30 for Grandparents

Come and join us for a cup of coffee and a celebration of learning

with your fabulous grandchildren!

Children in Need

Friday 17th November

non-uniform day - details to follow

Welcome back to school. We hope you had a great half term holiday.

We have an exciting Firework themed week planned for you.

Wow! How quickly this first half term has gone. You have all settled into Class 1 so well and we know that in the next half term  you will show us more of your brilliance.  

Mrs Woodford and I are really looking forward  to seeing your homework  hot air balloon designs and to hear about the jobs you would like to do when you grow up. 

We hope that you have a great half term holiday with plenty of fun and relaxation. We cannot wait to hear about your holiday  and we know you will have lots to tell us about your adventures and places you have seen.

Stay safe and we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 30th October.


Autumn 1 Week 7

Thank you to all the children for wearing non uniform and making their donation to this charity event.  Mrs Woodford  and I loved all the children's jokes. It was lovely to have a laugh together! The winning joke below, which was read out in our Brilliance Assembly, was from King Mike.  

He didn't have the guts.

   Futuristic Fire Engines   

The children have researched fire engines from the past and present and noted the features that they liked. They then designed  and made their own fire engine for the future.

  Wickford Family Mini Sports Hall Athletics  

Congratulations to the following children who represented our school at Bromfords 

for this event:

Asher, Bethanie, Bonnie, Charlie, Mark and Rose

The children showed their brilliance  in all of the different events they took part in.

Some children even came first in their race!

Well done, you made us very proud of you all and showed excellent sportsmanship.

    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at the book By the Stream.

Parent Partnership Meetings

Wednesday 18th October 3.40-6.00pm

Thursday 19th October 5.30-8.00pm


Friday 20th October

Stand up to cancer.

Children to bring in £1 and share their silliest jokes with the class.

All money raised is to support Cancer Research.

This will be a non-uniform day.


Monday 23rd October - Friday 27th October

Half term Holiday


30th October

Children return to school

Autumn 1 Week 6

Thank you very much for all of your donations of food for our Harvest Festival on Thursday..


Harvest Festival

This week we have carried out lots of different activities to learn about the festival of Harvest.

  • We read and followed instructions to make bread. We shaped the dough and left it to rise before cooking. We discussed how farmers use combine harvesters to collect the wheat and how it is milled to make flour.


  • We carried out a survey of the classes favourite fruit. We collected the data and presented it on a block graph.
  • We practised using a dictionary for finding the names of vegetables and then coloured pictures of the vegetables once we had located them on the dictionary page.
  • We wrote a mind map of all the things we had discovered about Harvest Festivals in England and in other countries.
  • We took part in a Harvest tasting and enjoyed many different types of bread. Can you see by our faces whether we liked them or not?
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   The Great Fire Of London   

We have been looking at the events in the Fire of London and how much the London skyline has changed since 1666. We made a colour wash for a background and then added black silhouettes to create amazing pictures.

    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at The Ice Rink. 

Class 1 Talk and Share  Monday 9th October  3:15 - 4:00pm

Join your child in their classroom to have a look at their work

and discuss their achievements so far this year. 


    Thursday 12th October    

Rev. Cannon Jane will be joining us to lead our Harvest celebrations in a special school assembly. We will be collecting harvest items for the local food bank and would welcome any donations.

Class 1 will be singing 'It's Harvest Time'.Please keep practising the words  at home. 

Autumn 1 Week 5



            Well done Class 1 for achieving                

   99% attendance for the fourth week.  



In science we are learning about materials.

We worked in groups to sort materials and then chose a material to make a face.

We chose words to describe the properties of the materials and found that some words could be used  to describe more than one material.

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   A special visitor arrives in Class 1!  

A special visitor arrived at school on Monday.

At first we could not find them but then Mrs Woodford found  a strange suitcase with a label saying 'Class 1'. Inside the case we found our special visitor with his lunch of marmalade sandwiches and a book all about him. Can you guess who he was?

Paddington wore a special label which said 'Please look after this bear. Thank You.'

We thought of a message that Aunt Lucy might want to send to the person that found Paddington. We then wrote a label for Paddington to wear on his journey.

We tried hard to use neat handwriting, use finger spaces, capital letters and full stops so someone would be able to read the label easily.

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    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at The Wobbly Tooth. 

Autumn 1 Week 4


Winner of the Brilliance Cup again this week.


Class 1, what superstars you are.

I am so proud of you.





            Well done Class 1 for achieving                

   98% attendance for the third week.  


Thank you for

supporting our

MacMillan Coffee Morning

The children loved the cakes!

 Design & Technology 


We have been busy choosing design criteria for our futuristic fire engines.  We will be  drawing our designs and then we will be making them. Please could you help us by bringing in boxes and other materials that would be suitable to make into a fire engine.

Thank you

    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at Number poems.

    Macmillan Coffee Morning  

Come and join us for a cuppa and cakes

Friday 29th September


All donations of cakes gratefully received.

Thank you

Autumn 1 Week 3


Winner of the Brilliance Cup this week.


Class 1, what superstars you are.





            Well done Class 1 for achieving                

   100% attendance for the second week.  


           Polling Day           

Friday  was Polling Day at school.

We voted in polling booths, just like grown ups do. 

Then we posted our votes in a ballot box.

The votes were then counted.

 The winners were announced in our Celebration assembly by

Mark Francois, the Member of Parliament for Rayleigh and Wickford.

Class 1 Junior Governors


Class 1 Eco Councillors


Class 1 Sports Ambassadors

Well done to everyone for taking part.

We read the story of Joseph and his technicolour dreamcoat and then acted out the story.

We looked at Joseph's colourful coat  and decided to make one. Then we looked at different fabrics and described their properties before making a class coat for Joseph.  

     Friday 22nd September is Jeans for Genes Day     

Children can wear denim bottom halves with the school uniform on the top half.

The school will be collecting £1 donation in the morning.



In science we are learning about materials.

Please could the children bring in any plastic, paper/cardboard, wood, metal and fabric that you do not want.  

(e.g. packaging, foil trays, plastic tops, corks, metal tops, springs, lids, milk bottle tops etc....)

Thank you


    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at A Home for Ted.

Autumn 1 Week 2

Friday 15th September

Today Class 1 celebrated a special Teddy Bear Day.

We began the day by reading and following instructions to make teddy bear shaped jam sandwiches.We learned that it is important to follow the instructions in the correct order.

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We looked carefully at our teddies and felt their texture by touching them with our hands. Then we drew our teddies and tried to show texture in our drawings. 

Our teddies helped us to solve a problem in maths. Mrs Barber told us that her teddy had packed his suitcase for a holiday and it contained  3 T-shirts (one of each colour - blue, pink and yellow) and 4 shorts (one of each colour - pink, red, green and blue).

We had to make as many different outfits as we could with these clothes.

We found it a bit tricky but at the end of the lesson we managed to make 12 different outfits with teddy's suitcase of clothes.

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Then it was lunchtime and all our teddies were exhausted so they had a sleep while we went and had our lunch. Most of the teddies slept in a line but three found somewhere more cosy to sleep!

After lunch our teddies joined us for our Teddy Bear Games.

We had a picnic with our teddies. Thank you to the children who brought in strawberries for us to share and also to Asher for sharing his birthday cake with us.

Finally we sang lots of teddy bear songs and rhymes. We particularly liked these ones.

Teddy Bear - Family Sing Along - Muffin Songs(1).mp4

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Teddy Bears Picnic ~ sung by Anne Murray.mp4

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What a fantastic start to the year.

 Well done Class 1 for achieving 100% attendance this week.

Our theme for the Autumn Term

 London's Got Talent!

Monday 11th September

Today we brainstormed what we knew about London and then we searched the classroom for fact cards to learn some new facts.

We made a tour of London and looked at some of the landmarks. We looked at the shapes of the buildings and how we could draw these. Then we looked at the lines we could make with the chalk pastels and how we could blend them.


Big Ben

The London Eye

Tower Bridge

St. Paul's Cathedral

The Shard

Buckingham Palace

The Tower of London

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    Shared Reading    

This week we are looking at The Lost Teddy.

Autumn 1 Week 1

Our first week completed!  Well done to all of you for trying so hard this week.

It has been a great week getting to know you all.

On Friday all the children brought home their reading books and Partnership Books.

When you listen to your child read please write in the Partnership book under the date you have read on:

  • The page your child read to
  • Any relevant comments on the way your child read
  • Any words that your child found difficult.

Children's reading books and Partnership books need to be in school everyday. The children will have the opportunity to change their reading books daily if their Partnership book is signed. Thank you

Please see link  at top of page for any notes that refer to Reading.

In Science the children are investigating seasons. 

Today the children walked around the school and chose a tree. Throughout the year the children will look at the tree and observe the changes that occur during the different seasons.

Welcome back to school

It has been great to see you all and to hear about all your adventures over the Summer holidays. Some of you filled your envelopes of Summer, they were brilliant. Well done! smiley



Please have a named water bottle in school everyday. This must only contain water.


Please ensure that the North Crescent Partnership Book is in school everyday. This is important as it is our way of communication between school and home.

We are already experiencing jumpers and cardigans left behind in the classroom  which are unclaimed as they have no names in them. Please make sure that every item of clothing is clearly marked with your child's name (including jumpers, cardigans, shoes, bags and PE kits) so items can be returned to their owners.

PE kits should be in school everyday. All earrings need to be removed before coming to school on PE days unless your child is able to remove them by themselves.


Well done to the following children who took part in the Summer Reading Challenge:

Asher                             Charlie

Charlotte                         Havana

King Mike                           Radu

Ronnie                            Rose 


Welcome to our school website and Class 1's very own page.  

Keep looking at this web page to see all the exciting news and photographs of our learning and events we take part in during the year. There will also be information about class routines, homework and reminders about future events.