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Class 1

Welcome to Class One! 


Welcome back!

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

This year your child will have 2  supporting adults that they will work with at different points in the week:

Class Teacher: Miss Couchman

LSA's: Mrs Romanakova and Mr Pain. 






Half Termly

Reading book

Spellings (to be tested Friday)

Summer Term- phonic screening sheet (ks1)

Times Table Rock stars practise sheet.

Curriculum based project.  

Reading Expectation



Dear Parents, 

At KS1, The expectation for children is 10 minutes of reading daily. 

This may include: 

  • A fiction or non-fiction book. 
  • A recipe. 
  • A bus timetable. 
  • Subtitles on the television. 
    There are many different opportunities for children to read. However please ensure that your child is reading for the expected amount if time, to aid their learning. 



Well done to Freddie for earning the most dojo points this week with an amazing 114! Fantastic work, attendance and behaviour! laughyes

Tree planting



Today in science we labelled plants and trees, looking at the features of both and how they compare. 
We then went outside and planted our own trees

Our Golden Workers



A massive well done to our Golden Writers and Mathematician. You have all showed a fantastic work ethic and produced high quality work. I am very proud! yes


Well done to Bridget for earning the most dojo points this week with a staggering 88! Fantastic work, attendance and behaviour! laughyes



This week we created our land art outside with inspiration from the artist Andy Goldsworthy. We used all natural resources to help us to make our creations. 

Our Learning Walls




Well done to Leah for earning the most dojo points this week with a whopping 69! Fantastic work, attendance and behaviour! laughyes

Green Fingers



In Science this afternoon we explored plants and seeds.

At the end of the  session we went outside and cleared out the planters, watering the soil, turning it over and removing weeds. It was messy but very fun! We cannot wait to start growing different plants and observing them

Red Nose Day Fun!



Thank you to everyone that took part in this years Red Nose Day! It is such an important cause and it was so lovely to see so many families involved laugh

Our Golden Writers



Well done to Leah and Freddie who have been awarded as our golden writers this week. Both children have worked tremendously hard, producing high standards of work in their story writing. enlightenedlaugh

Were Going On a Bear Hunt!



This week we immersed ourselves in the text of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’
We read and mapped the text, adding actions to help us to tell the story. 
We also wrote posters and letters to practise our use of adjectives, to warn people about a bear on the loose. 
In Computing, we used algorithms to help us to sequence the story. We drew our own map of the story setting and programmed a bee bot to go to each place in order. 
Finally, we ended the week by going on a bear hunt as a class to see if we could find the bear by stepping through the story. We had so much fun, especially squelching and squerching in the thick, oozy mud

Mondays Marvelous Math's



Today in Math's we explored counting in 2s, using concrete apparatus. We grouped objects together, and then attempted to write down how many we had in each set.  



Well done for this week Class 1. You have worked so incredibly hard. 
As always, the work you are producing is fantastic, and highlights the effort and pride that you are taking. 

Keep it up pickles! smiley




I am so proud of you Class 1. You have been superstars! Just look at all that fantastic work. I could not ask for more. You have completely blown my socks off. 

Have a restful half term and stay safe! 

I will see you soon, 

Miss. Couchman

Safer Internet Day



Today is Safer Internet Day. This year the theme is 'An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world.’ This year in the UK , Safer internet day explores reliability online. The internet has an amazing range of information & opportunities online, but how do we separate fact from fiction?



Boxing Up Our Recycled Stories



This week we are beginning to write our recycled 'Anansi and Tiger' stories. We began the week by boxing up the story. Here are a few examples...



Here is a selection of the work completed in year 1 so far this week and it is only Tuesday!!

I am blown away with the brilliance! 

Keep up the good work guys and keep your eyes peeled for more fantastic examples of our learning smileyenlightened



Well done Class 1 for another amazing week! 

I have attached a snippet of your wonderful work. 

You should be so proud of yourselves! laugh

Recycling a Story- Anansi and Tiger



This week we have been learning how to recycle a story. These are the steps that we have taken so far:


1. Map the story.

2. Retelling the story through actions and stepping out.

3. Making the action clear, using speech bubbles and song. 

4. Making comparisons of animals in the text, using the suffix 'er'. 

Mondays Masterpieces



Well done to all of you that logged on today! 

There are so many of you showing up, and giving your all to each and every lesson yes

Here is some of our work from today! mail


  • Literacy- Recycling a familiar story.
  • Maths- Adding using number bonds to 10.
  • Geography- All about Australia.
  • Art- Fruit printing.
  • History- The Wright Brothers. 
  • DT- Fruit salad final designs. 



Year 1... Where do I start? 

I just want to say how amazingly proud I am of you all. 

I say it every day but I truly mean it. 

Every single day you show up and you work so super hard no matter what. 

Remote learning is hard sometimes, but working as a team we have managed to learn to love it! 

Thank you for being superstars!

Lets see what this week brings. laughyes




I would just like to say a massive well done to every single one of you! 

You have well and truly blown my socks off. The work that you are producing, and work ethic that you have shown is incredible. 

I am so proud every single day! 

Keep it up guys laughyes





Here is a snapshot of our afternoon learning. During this session children choose an activity of choice from our remote learning curriculum page. The children then complete the activity and we end the session by sharing what we found out. 

Numbers from 11-20



In Mathematics today we looked at numbers from 11-20.

Children were asked to choose an amount between 11-20 then use one to one correspondence to make the number using objects.

This helped children to recognise that these numbers were made up of tens and ones. (10+4= 14). 

We also looked at editing the work of others. For example tiny wrote: 12,13,41,15,16. Children then had to explain their reasoning and rectify the mistake made. 

Crafty Home Learning



Well done for your amazing work today! I am so proud of you all.

Here is a little snippet of our afternoon, where children were able to choose from a selection of activities laugh




Thank you so much to everyone that attended today. It was fantastic to see so many of you! I loved hearing that you are happy to be back learning!


In regard to earlier questions, remote learning will take place until 18th January, following current Government guidance. I have attached the school timetable and supporting materials for you to refer to. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email:

Remote Learning




On Monday 4th January we will be learning remotely.

You will need :

  • Your Google Classroom login so that you can click on the Google Meet link when it goes live on Monday at 9:00am.
  • Paper
  • Pencil or pen ( ruler if possible)
  • Colouring Pencils. 




Welcome and Phonics










Read to class




Foundation Subject



                                          More details  to follow soon. 

Christmas Craft



Today we made snowflakes in year 1. We used this activity to practise our cutting skills and understanding of shape



Today we had fun making Christmas cards. We made a 3D Christmas tree out of card, and decorated them with glitter, and a glow in the dark star

Christmas Dinner Day!

Class 1’s Christmas Party


Dear Parents/Carers, 


Class 1 have worked very hard this term and have earned enough tokens to have a festive party. In order to have the party safely and ensure we stick to our risk assessment there are some conditions:

• Any donated food to share must be shop-bought and individually pre-packagedsuch as: fruit, multi-pack crisps, mini-rolls, or if your child would like their own food they could bring a personal bag of treats.

• The children can bring party clothes to change into.


The party will be Thursday 17th December afternoon. We’ll polish off leftovers on Friday.


Thank you in advance, 

Miss. Couchman 

Elfie’s weekly antics!



Here is a recap of our elf's weekly antics. He has been sent to us to make sure that we are making the right choices. We have had lots of fun teaching him how to be a well behaved and responsible elf. yes

Eyewitness Accounts

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Today we explored eyewitness accounts from The Great Fire of London. We role played being part of the event and spoke to many different people, such as, the King, a Doctor, Towns People and a young Baker. These accounts will be used to write our own newspaper reports. 

Our Christmas gift to you!

When Santa got stuck up the chimney!

Twinkle twinkle little star!

Jingle Bells



Due to COVID regulations and  our updated risk assessment the Festive songs on Zoom for each class have been cancelled this year. However, Here is our Christmas gift to you. We hope you enjoy!!  laugh

Computer Science Week



This week we are celebrating Computer Science Week. Today we explored programming, using bee-bots. We had a lot of fun planning routes, and using the arrows to direct our bees!

Super Homework!!



Well done! This homework is fantastic. You must have listened well in Science yesterday, when we learnt how to build a house. I am blown away yes 

I love how you have represented a true 1666 home! You should be very proud laugh

We are staying safe!

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Today in PSHE we spoke about personal hygiene, with a focus on hand washing. The children practised each step practically and then ordered them in their books. They also were able to identify why personal hygiene is important, and how we are staying safe by using this in school, to prevent the spread of germs. 

The Great Fire of London- Home Learning



New Electronic Reading Log

In Google Classroom your child has been set up with an electronic reading log which replaces the Partnership books which we used to record your child's reading and number of reads.  If they have Golden Tickets these can be seen in these new reading logs. Please record your child's reading on these logs. (Please do not 'submit' or 'turn in' these documents they are live and can be viewed and edited by you and the school). I can't wait to see how much you have been reading at home.

An example is shown below.

Artists in the making!



Well what can I say! I am blown away. The art work that you have created is amazing!! surprise

I absolutely love both pieces. Well done boys yes 

Wonderful Work



I just would like to say thank you to those of you that have accessed the home learning. It is so important that even during this hard time, that we continue to keep routine and stay positive. The work being produced is fantastic and you should be very proud of yourselves! 

Remember, if you complete any work to send it either via Google classroom or to, with the subject Class 1



This week is also Road Safety week. Road Safety Week aims to inspire thousands of schools, organisations and communities to take action on road safety and promote life-saving messages during the Week and beyond. It also provides a focal point for professionals working in road safety to boost awareness and engagement in their work. The theme for 2020 is NO NEED TO SPEED.

Home Learning Heroes



Well done to those of you that have sent in home learning! It is great to see you enjoying the work set. Keep working hard. I am super proud of you all! laugh

Anti Bullying Week



The theme for Anti-Bullying Week 2020 is: United Against Bullying. Anti-Bullying Week will happen from Monday 16th - Friday 20th November. 

This year, more than ever, we’ve witnessed the positive power that society can have when we come together to tackle a common challenge. 

Anti-Bullying Week is no different. Bullying has a long lasting effect on those who experience and witness it. But by channelling our collective power, through shared efforts and shared ambitions, we can reduce bullying together.

From parents and carers, to teachers and politicians, to children and young people, we all have a part to play in coming together to make a difference. 

We’re all a piece in the puzzle, and together, we’re united against bullying.

Wonderful Work



WOW! This work is incredible. I love the detail that you have included into your 1666 home. It truly represents houses from the period. 

I also love the hair. You are looking super cool yessmiley

Keep up the good work. 

Miss. Couchman 

Craft Challenge



Hello Class 1, 

I hope you have all had a restful weekend.

This week I have a craft challenge for you. I would like you to make a special lantern in memory of ‘The Great Fire of London’. I have attached some examples for you above. 
I will present the winners prize when we return to school. I cannot wait to see them. 
Have fun, stay safe, and good luck

Diwali Recipes



Today we celebrate Diwali. Diwali (also: Deepawali) is one of India's biggest festivals. The word 'Deepawali' means rows of lighted lamps. It is a festival of lights and Hindus celebrate it with joy. During this festival, people light up their houses and shops with Diyas (small cup-shaped oil lamp made of baked clay).

I have attached a simple recipe for you to try. Barfi is eaten within the Hindu faith, during the Diwali festival, and is described as being similar to fudge. 

Phase 4 Phonics



Here are a selection of games and activities you can do at home to support your children in their Phase 4 Phonics learning. Phase 4 does not teach new sounds, instead it is an opportunity to re-cap the sounds taught in Phase 3 and learn 12 new additional Tricky Words.

Today we celebrated World Science Day. Each class took part in a Guinness world record experiment. Class 1 chose the highest egg drop. In groups the children selected different materials to test, to find out which best protected the egg. Unfortunately for the eggs they all cracked, however we were able to see which materials worked best and which did not provide any safety or cushioning. 

London’s Burning!

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Today we learnt the poem ‘London’s Burning’, using Pie Corbett actions to help us to recall the rhyme.

The Great Fire of London

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Today we re-enacted the events of ‘The Great Fire of London’. We then used this drama work to discuss how we felt and the sensory feelings that we had experienced. Here is one of the clips from our lesson. To see more please click on the Literacy link above.

Phenomenal Phonics

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This week we began learning Phase 4 phonics. The children have come so far and really wanted to share their progress! I am blown away by their efforts laugh! Well done superstars!!!


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This half term we are going to be learning about The Great Fire of London. Today we learnt how people in 1966 would have put out a fire. It was harder than it looked but a lot of fun!

Fantastic Frights!


Reminder- This Friday we will be hosting class Halloween parties at North Crescent Primary School. Dress to impress in your best costume! I cannot wait to see your spooktacular ideas! cool 

Beary good afternoon!

London- A Beary Big Adventure

This term, with the help of Paddington, we will be learning all about London with many

fantastic activities planned. We look forward to working in partnership with you to provide the children with an exciting terms learning.