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Class 1

Welcome to Class One! laugh

Welcome back!

Here is where you will find any information regarding your childs learning and school journey.

This year your child will have 5 supporting adults that they will work with at different points in the week:

Class Teacher: Miss Couchman

LSA's: Mrs Hinton,  Mrs Hinks, Mrs Reeves, and Mrs Taylor.



I cannot believe that it is our last week as Class 1! Time has flown by smiley 

You have been an absolute pleasure to teach and I will miss you all so much. 

This week I would like you to enjoy yourselves, showcase your brilliance, and prepare for year 2. I will attach a transition booklet for you to complete to take to your new class maillaugh




I have uploaded the new weekly project which includes lots of fun, interactive activities. I hope you enjoy them. Please ensure you send me in your work to and also access Google Classroom to find weekly activities! laughyes

Fun at the Seaside- Week 7

Spanish Learning


Today we learnt Spanish with VS. VS has been virtually learning Spanish at home through zoom and the class were excited for her to share what she had learnt so far. We all learnt to say hello and what our names were. enlightened

Our Shadow Experiment


Today we carried out a shadow experiment. We observed how they changed throughout the day, by drawing our shadows at 2 hour intervals. We found that as the sun moved in the sky, our shadows moved. 


Good morning Class 1 smiley

I hope you have had a lovely weekend. I have uploaded the new weekly project. I hope you enjoy it. 

Remember to send in work to and also make sure that you are accessing Google classroom for weekly activities mail

Fun At The Seaside- Week 6

Run, run, as fast as you can!


Today we took part in a miniature class sports day practise. We ran against one another in pairs. It was a lot of fun!! yes

Our Class 1 Art Gallery


For the last few weeks we have been exploring the work of Lowry, and have begun creating our own pictures. Here Is our class art gallery where we have collated all of our fabulous work. laugh


Good morning class 1! 

I hope you have had a lovely weekend and that you are rested and ready to learn this week! 

I have attached our new project for you to enjoy laugh

Make sure to send your work complete to and ensure that you are accessing google classroom mail

Fun At The Seaside- Week 5

Water fight!


Today we enjoyed a water fight in the sun! It was great fun and really cooled us down smiley

Sunflower Planting


Today we planted a class sunflower. We are going to make sure that we water it every day and care for it, so that it grows tall and healthy. laugh We will keep you updated on its growth yes

Making Puddles


Today we worked scientifically to explore puddles. We made our own, and then observed how long each took to dry. We found that the puddles in the sun, on concrete, were quicker to dry than those in the shade (4 times quicker!!). We also found that puddles on the grass soaked in (absorbed by the mud) whereas puddles on the concrete evaporated. We wrote about our findings and drew pictures of the experiment. smiley

Fun in the Sun!


Good morning Class 1! I hope you have all enjoyed the weekend and the beautiful sunshine. I have uploaded the new weekly project for you to enjoy this week laughyes

Make sure to send any work that you do to me at and ensure you are accessing google classroom mail

Fun At The Seaside- Week 4



WOW! JP you are amazing and I am so so proud of you laugh

The work you are producing is phenomenal. I absolutely loved your Lowry drawing. It was fantastic. Keep up the good work. You are a star yes


In science today we learnt all about the method of freezing by making our very own ice lollies. The children said they tasted ‘so so nice’. It was a perfect treat for a beautiful day yes

p.s if you want to know how to make these, we wrote down the instructions to share with you!


We're back! 

So on Tuesday a few members of class 1 decided to return to school. We have had so much fun already. I will make sure to update you on what we get up to. Remember if you are working from home to continue to send your work to and also go and check out Google classroom laugh

Brilliance Awards From Mrs.Griffin 😁


Well done to all three of you for your fantastic science home learning. You all did a great job and carried out the experiment perfectly. I am very proud of you smileyyes


Happy Monday! 

I went into school today to get it ready for the return of Class 1 pupils.

It filled me with so much excitement thinking about all the fun we are going to have. 

I cannot wait to see you laugh 


I have also uploaded our new project for those of you working from home. It is filled with lots of fun activities (we will be following this at school also). 

Make sure you send all of your work into and that you are also accessing Google Classroom mail

Fun At The Seaside- Week 3

JP Home Learning!


Well done for all of your hard work this week JP you have blown me away! 

I love your description of Lowry's drawings and, opinion on how you would improve them. Fantastic work!! Keep it up dude laugh

HB Art!


Wow what a great collection you have made HB! (I love that you found some sea glass)  

You look like you were concentrating very hard on your sea shell art work smiley

I am so glad you are enjoying your home learning yes



I love this VS! 

Our class experiment this week was to see what the quickest method would be to release the superhero from the ice. 

V's idea was to smash the ice, with the help from her adults at home laugh (please be careful if you try this and make sure you are supervised)

What did the rest of you do? 

Send your ideas to mail

You Are Out Of This World!


I am so proud of you both! laugh 

This award is so well deserved. You have worked tremendously hard! 

Keep it up pickles! yes


Good morning Class 1!

I hope you are all well laugh

As mentioned this morning with my Zoomers I have now uploaded week 2 of our seaside project. It is full of fun, interactive activities for you to enjoy. 

Make sure to send any of your work to mail

I am blown away every week,  so I cannot wait to see this weeks wonders! yes

Fun At The Seaside- Week 2

JG Home Learning Brilliance!


Well done JG for your fabulous work this week! I particularly liked your Cornwall Beach drawing. I love the detail that you included. Keep up the good work!  laugh

Pooh Invents A New Game



Today I am reading 'Pooh Invents A New Game'. Some of you may have played 'Poohsticks' yourselves. It is a lot of fun! 


CHALLENGE: Can you invent your own game? 

Super Shout Out!


A big well done to JP, VS and SE for their fabulous seaside work this week! Here is a few examples of the great pieces I have been sent in by them! laugh 

Summer Sundaes


What fantastic ideas for summer time sundaes! I want to eat them all laugh


I just want to say a massive thank you to you all,  for the amazing work produced so far this week, and up to this point!! You are working so tremendously hard and I am so so proud laugh


Good morning Class 1! I hope you all had a fabulous half term and enjoyed the sun smiley 

I just want to say a few things:

  1. Well done Zoomers! 
  2. I am so proud of every single one of you. 
  3. I hope you are staying safe and well! 
  4. I have uploaded a new project for you to enjoy (these will now be week by week)
  5. I miss you lots! 

Fun At The Seaside- Week 1

Important Reading for You and Your Child

This is a lovely book that outlines the new guidelines that schools shall follow during the phased school openings smiley It is a child- friendly e-book that you and your child can share to prepare them for their return to the classroom! cool

Amazing Project Work!!


WOW JP,  PH and HB!! I am blown away by this fantastic project work. I cannot explain how proud I am laugh 

Keep up the good work! 

Remember any work you do, to please send to as this way it can feature on the website blush

I am a Gardener!


Well done BC for your planting this week. This is so lovely to see. Your plant is growing beautifully. Make sure to keep me updated on its progress laugh

Fun In The Sun!


I hope you are having a fabulous week and enjoying the sun! These two certainly have been. They visited Norsey Woods, where they found a rope swing, and then spent the rest of the day chilling in their hot tub. It sounded like a perfect day. yes


Good afternoon Class 1!

I hope you have all had lovely weekends and that you have been enjoying this glorious weather. 

I would like to thank all of you that joined the Zoom meetings this morning. It was fabulous to see, and talk to you, about the different things you have been getting up to. 

This week is officially half term however I will still be checking and uploading work if you do wish to send any. Have a super week!!! laugh



This weeks story is 'It Wasn't me' by Lucy Barnard. This is a funny story all about twins and their pet dog Patch. I hope you enjoy it! 


CHALLENGE: Can you recognise the rhyming words and write them down?

Summer Loving!


I would like to say a special well done to JP for his outstanding work this week! You have demonstrated a love for the current project, which shows in the standard of work you are producing! I am so proud of you laughyes


A massive well done to those of you that have sent in work this week! The standard of work is fantastic and you are working so hard laugh


Thank you to everyone that joined the zoom meetings this morning! It was wonderful to see so many of you laugh It really does make me smile!!

I will still be zooming next week even though it is a bank holiday. I already cannot wait to see you again and hear all about your super learning! blush


P.S As promised here is me with Daisy!! 

BC Nature Garden


Well done BC this Nature Sculpture is incredible! I love how you have used a variety of outdoor materials! Keep up the amazing work laugh


Happy Friday!!

Today we have Mrs Hinton reading 'The Day the Crayons Quit'. This is a great book with lots of fantastic illustrations. 


Challenge: Choose your favourite colour and draw a picture using only this shade! yes

SE Slime Cupcakes!!


Well done SE for your amazing cupcake creation! These are awesome!! (I wish I could try one) yes 

Oak National Academy


I have attached a great online learning portal which is free to access and has a variety of amazing resources! 

Please use the Math's resources provided here instead of White Rose as this site is now charging. This site also has assemblies, English and Foundation subjects! Check it out enlightenedyes

Super Sunflower Science


Well done to VS and HB for their super science work, all about plants. HB has made a great life cycle of a sunflower,  and VS has started to grow her own and write about its growth! Keep up the good work! yes

The Four Seasons


Well done VS this is fantastic! I love that you have named the months in each section laugh

Week 8 Challenge


WEEK 8 surprise

I hope you are all staying safe and well. Today's zoom meetings were amazing. Thank you to everybody that joined. They make my week ( I am smiling from ear to ear ). I have made a list of all of your challenge suggestions and chosen one which I have attached. 


Above I have attached our new 'Summer Time Project' that I spoke about this morning, which I hope you will enjoy! I have included lots of fun, hands on activities for you. 

Make sure to send it your work once completed to yes 

We'll Meet Again!

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In commemoration of 75 years since WW2 I have sang and signed 'We'll Meet Again' by Vera Lynn, instead of a story this week. This is a song that was listened to by many during the second world war. I think it is beautiful and hope you do to!


CHALLENGE: Try and see if you can sign along with me laugh



On 8 May 1945, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill announced that the war was over, a date that was known as VE Day (Victory in Europe Day). Today Marks 75 Years! Lets celebrate!!

Well done to those of you who have shared your preparations. They're fantastic yes



A massive well done to SE and WS for your science work! The planting and labeling is great. You will have to let me know how the plants taste (lettuce, radish and cress). 

Very proud!! laugh

Poster and Pictures!


Well done for your fabulous poster linked to our reading challenge this week! It is fantastic. I also love your picture that you included. Keep up the hard work laugh

Rainbow Craft Ideas.


RAINBOWS have cropped up in windows across the UK, as the country tackles the coronavirus outbreak. They are a beautiful symbol which currently represent unity, and serve to spread joy across communities. Here are some ideas for you to try, to make your own rainbows!  

Be Kind, Be Safe, Stay Home!


Thank you for your beautiful pictures boys! They are fantastic and spread so much joy smiley

Reading Challenge...


Well done to everyone that has sent in posters about things that you love. It is great to see that you have used some of the languages learnt in the book you heard to say 'I love you'. They are fabulous ( I LOVE THEM)  Can anyone recall which languages these children have used? 

Amazing work!


Well done! This work is fantastic. You are a master of Lego! laugh 

Mummy said this was for aged 8+ but you did it with ease. I am blown away! 

Keep up the good work yes

Our Summer Time Project


Good Morning Year 1!  I cannot believe that it is May, how time flies! surprise

I hope you have all had a fabulous week. 

Once again, thank you so much for all of your home learning!! 

This weeks story is 'I Love You'. This is a beautiful story all about Little Badger and the love she has for her world, and those in it. 


Challenge: Can you make a poster of the things you love and see if you can write I love you in any of the languages you heard? 

( Remember to send it to ). 

EXTRA CHALLENGE: Who can notice the mistake I make in this video? 


Thank you so much to everyone that took part in this weeks ZOOM sessions! It was so lovely to see all of your faces. I am so proud of all of the work you are achieving. Keep it up yessmiley



JP's Week 6 Wonders!


JP....I am just blown away! You are working so hard and I am so amazingly proud of you. The story about you and your sister made me laugh. Maybe she can be the new goalie when you play football next? Keep up the good work. Your weather diary is superb! yes


Getting Crafty!


More amazing work boys! I am amazed at how crafty you are. The art work that you have produced these last few weeks is fantastic. I love the butterfly.. it reminds me of being free laugh



As promised here is 'The Gruffalo's Child', read by Mrs.Hinton,  as requested by Sophia. I hope you enjoy it. I did. It is one of my personal favourites. 

This week your challenge is to spot a character in this story, from one of Julia Donaldsons other books and to draw a picture of it. (HINT: Its the Gruffalo's Childs favourite toy). 




This is just some of the amazing Math's work sent in this week (the rest can be found under week 5 brilliance). 

I am blown away with your effort. Gold stars for all of you angel


So today I woke up to this beautiful collage made from pupils in Class 1 (+ parents) . The message says 'We miss you all so much, stay safe'. This brought a tear to my eye. I am so proud to be your teacher and miss you all dearly!! 

Thank you so much for being so fabulous you bunch of pickles laugh



I am extremely happy that so many of you are enjoying the new learning activities! The work that is being produced is amazing. 

Today I explored 'The World in Bloom' by walking my dogs in a fairy forest. It was magical! 

Our World In Bloom Project

Dear Class 1.

Above I have uploaded our new project 'Our World In Bloom'  to begin completing over the next few weeks.

This pack is filled with fun activities linked to protecting and looking after our world. It gives you a chance to be scientists, mathematicians, artists and more! Enjoy!! cool

Please remember to also send any work you complete to


I hope you enjoyed this weeks story time. Myself, Miss. Reeves and Mrs. Hinton all miss you so much.

It is not the same without you sitting in front of us for our stories, but knowing that you are 'loving them' fills us with joy!

This weeks story time challenge is to think of a time where you should have, or did own up to something like Hippo. You can draw a picture, write about it, or discuss it with your parent.

Remember to send it to

Miss. Couchman smiley

Marvellous Maths!


Just WOW!!

This is outstanding work. You should be so proud of yourself.

Well done laughyes

My Favourite part of 'The Dinosaur that Pooped the Bed'


It's Friday so that can only mean one thing! A new story will be coming your way! yes


But first here is an amazing picture sent in by SE of her favourite part of our last story. Can anyone guess which bit this is? (It made me chuckle).


The Work of a Princess!


Today I had some phenomenal work sent in by a princess! ^^^

It is all amazing. Keep it up laugh

A Beautiful Message to the NHS and You!


Well done boys! This work is so beautiful.

Hopefully these photos reach people far and wide, they certainly deserve to with all the hard work you have put in. I am sure that the NHS would be extremely thankful and appreciative.

Keep up the amazing work laugh

Home Learning Inspiration


Here is a fabulous home learning pack to inspire you this week!

This includes some great Maths and Literacy activities linked to our current class learning. I hope you enjoy using it.

Remember to send in your work to me at : smiley

SE's Super Easter Time Writing!


So today marks 4 weeks since I have seen you all and I miss you more than ever!

Please remember through this how fabulous you are, and make sure that you and your families stay safe.

Hopefully it wont be too much longer, but until then keep sending in your work from home. I love seeing it all. I am so so proud laugh



Happy Friday Everyone! 


Today’s story is ‘The Dinosaur that Pooped the Bed’. I found this story funny and I really hope you enjoy it too! Again this week I have set an extra challenge task of drawing your favourite part of the story. 

EXTRA EXTRA CHALLENGE: Can you think of an extra character for this story? Who could they be? What could they do? enlightened

My favourite part of 'Good Night Gorilla'


Remember that this week you were set an extra task on my story time! This week I would like you to draw your favourite part of the story 'Good Night Gorilla'.

I have already received a fantastic Gorilla drawing from Harry! I cannot wait to see the rest.

Also... What story would you like me to read this Friday??


Stay safe and stay home laughyes

A Castle Fit For a King!


It may be the Easter Holidays but do not hesitate to continue sending in your fabulous home learning! I will be checking every day laugh


Easter 2020


I would just like to say how proud I am of you all, you continue to amaze me even from home with your fantastic work!

Please keep sending in all of your lovely photos as they are making me smile daily. Also, make sure you tell your adults at home what a fab job they are doing!! laugh

I miss you all so much.

Your teacher,

Miss. Couchman smiley


More amazing home learning sent in today!

I am so proud I could burst.


HB's Home Learning

Well done HB! I am glad you are enjoying your home learning, it shows in your fantastic effort!


Keep up the good work Class 1 smiley

Remember to send in your work to so that we can all stay connected!


Miss. Couchman



Maths Hour

Please use the link below to explore White Rose Maths home learning activities. These are formulated in line with the childrens current knowledge and follow the schools maths scheme.




Good morning Year 1 and welcome to week 2!



A little poem for you to remember our school days (Ive changed the name from an original)  smiley


In Miss Couchmans class
You could travel up the Blue Nile
with your finger, tracing the route
while Miss Couchman chanted the scenery.
”Tana. Ethiopia. Khartoum. Aswan.”
That for an hour,
then a skittle of milk
and the chalky Pyramids rubbed into dust.
A window opened with a long pole.
The laugh of a bell swung by a running child.

This was better than home. Enthralling books.
The classroom glowed like a sweetshop.
Sugar paper. Coloured shapes.
Miss Couchman adored you. Some mornings, you found
she'd left a gold star by your name.
The scent of a pencil slowly, carefully, shaved.

Enjoy this week. Spend time with family. Make memories. Smile and play!

Maybe even write your own poem and send it as brilliance. I can then share it for all to see!!

Home Learning Brilliance!


Keep up the fantastic work at home ! Just because I don't see you every day does not stop me being your teacher. I am so proud of every single one of you!


Please send any work to 



Spring Project- Our Fairytale Project

Dear Parents, 


As this an uncertain time I have attached a support pack, filled with home learning ideas for you and your child to explore. These activities are linked to our current topic of ‘exploring our world’ through fairytales. It therefore would be amazing if your child’s learning and brilliance could be recorded, to share upon their return to school in the near future. 


Thank you you so much for your cooperation. I will ensure to be in contact and update you accordingly. If you are unsure about anything or require additional resources please do not hesitate to contact me for support. 


Miss. Couchman 😊

Inspiring Young Minds

Today we were visited by G.B.Strong, an up and coming children’s author. We were inspired by his book ‘running deep’ and enjoyed learning about its back story. Miss. Couchman even brought a copy to share with us laugh
Today we had our class brilliance assembly. We had the opportunity to share our learning with our adults. It was lots of fun! Thank you to everybody that attended smiley

Let’s investigate...

Today in Science we investigated whether wearing a hood affected the volume of a whistle. We found that due to the difference in our coats we had varied responses. We discussed how in future for us to carry out a fair test, we would need to decide on the coat materials and thickness beforehand. 

Look at our fantastic costumes!!!

I can count in 10s!

Crazy Hair Day

Today we took part in ‘Crazy Hair Day’ to raise money for young carers. We had so many amazing hairstyles showcased such as doughnut heads, mohecans and birthday cakes with candles! Thank you so much for everyone who has taken part for this amazing cause! 

Let’s go on holiday ✈️

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Here is an example of how our travel agent role play area is used. Today the children pretended to book holidays for one another. They gathered information from their peers to ensure that they booked them their perfect holiday! 

Today we learnt how to control our feelings through ‘Power Thoughts Day’. We were shown lots of useful tips and tools to help us when we feel big feelings in our bodies. 


Exploring Our World

This term we will be exploring our world. We will look at different countries and continents around the globe, methods of transport that take us there, animals in these areas, and stories from different cultures that we encounter. Our first stop will be in Africa where we will look at the book ‘Handa’s Surprise’. 

Our Chaplin Lodge Visit

Today we visited Chaplin Lodge to sing Christmas songs to the residents. It certainly got us into the Christmas spirit and I am certain we spread it throughout the home! We cannot wait for our next visit laugh

Fire! Fire!

Today we were visited by the local fire service. We learnt all about how firefighters jobs have changed since the Great Fire of London, discussing the causes of the fire and how these are prevented in the modern day. It was very interesting to see the changes that have been made over the years and to have the opportunity to ask questions about the past and present.

Operation Christmas is Complete!

Reminder to all


Please ensure that your child is coming to school with all of the required items please:

  • Partnership book.
  • PE kit.
  • Coat (dependant on weather)
  • Reading book.
  • Cardigan/jumper. 


Also can you ensure that your childs name is clearly written in their belongings to avoid children misplacing their items.  

Thank you in advance,

Miss. Couchman

Would you like to hear a story?

Today we were extremely lucky to be visited by a local storyteller. We were enchanted by her story all about Tom the king cat of London and his experience of the Great Fire of London. It was very exciting to capture the story in the magic musical bowl and watch it come alive before our eyes. It really was fantastic and we cannot wait for the next smiley

Interviewing Samuel Pepys

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Today in Drama we travelled back in time to 1666 to interview Samuel Pepys about 'The Great Fire of London'.

The Great Fire of London

With continued help from Paddington, this half term we will be learning all about the Great Fire of London. We will be walking through the events that happened in 1666 using drama. We will be taking on many roles during our journey through time, such as the famous Samuel Pepys, news reporters and civilians living through the event.  We have so many great learning opportunities planned which we cannot wait to share!
Today we went on a nature walk to collect natural resources. We then used the materials we collected to create craft bears. 

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