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Class 1

Class 1

2022 to 2023

Welcome to Class 1:

  • My name is Mrs Charman.
  • This term we will be following the adventures of Percy the Park Keeper and his woodland friends. Percy is the main character of stories written by Nick Butterworth. The stories follow the adventures of Percy and his friends throughout the seasons and include titles such as ‘The Lost Acorn’. The stories link well with our own visits to Squirrel School where the children will explore their natural surroundings and the changes in nature as we pass through the seasons. This inspires and informs our curriculum planning across the school term, as well as following the children’s interests.



The School Day:

  • Children can be dropped off at 8.40, gates will be locked at  8.50 am, pupils arriving after this time will be required to go through the office and will be recorded as late.
  • Pick up time will be 3.15pm. Children left behind after 3.20pm may be asked to join After School Club and a charge will be applied.
  • Each day the children need a coat, water bottle and packed lunch if they are not having a school dinner.
  • Suitable footwear – every day we will encourage the children to take part in physical activities, so they need comfortable, safe footwear to do so. Children should come to school with footwear that they can independently put on and take off.
  • Slippers can be left in school for children to change into.
  • All children need to have wellies and waterproofs in school, to protect their school uniform, to take part in outdoor learning which will be timetabled on a regular basis.
  • All uniform including outdoor clothing needs to be named.
  • If your child is absent from school, please inform the school office.



PE days:

  • All pupils need an appropriate PE Kit on their allocated PE days.  Class 1 will do PE on a Friday. 
  • Plain black shorts/cycling shorts or joggers.
  • A school royal blue short or long sleeved T-shirt which can be purchased via the school website/ uniform shop or a plain blue or white top can be worn.
  • Training shoes suitable for outdoor games on the field and playground.  
  • A PE bag with the school logo is issued to every child when they start school to keep all PE clothes together. These can be kept in school and will be send home at the end of each half term for washing.
  • No football shirts/strips should be worn and clothing should not have large brand names on them.







Reading and Learning at home:

  • Reading and phonics homework will be shared weekly via Dojo. This will include the phonics we have learnt throughout the week and opportunities for the children to share their reading book at home with their family.
  • The following websites can also be used to support your childs learning at home
  • Don’t forget that our local library offers free membership and is a great place to visit.



ParentPay can be used to pay school meals and for any other trips / visits that are planned in school.


ParentPay is also used to give permission for activities beyond the daily curriculum offer, including for trips, visitors or other enrichment activities.


If you need any help or support setting up your ParentPay account please contact the team in the office who will be happy to help.



Keeping in touch:

We will continue to use Dojo as a way of keeping in touch. 


We will do our best to respond in a timely manner but please bear in mind that during the school day we are focused on teaching and learning with your children, and we do not monitor Dojo throughout the evening.


If you have an urgent request/message, please contact the team in the office.

Autumn term mind map

Exploring length and measuring to find the value of different coloured rods

Squirrel school, exploring water

Mondrian art work, We have been looking at shapes in Maths and also studying the way in which Mondrian uses them with bold colours to create art. We made our own shape art with rulers and freehand shape drawing.

A frosty walk, we went outside one morning and explored the beautiful frost, we thought about how it had formed and what would happen to it over the course of the day.


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Please click on the link below to view our topic web.

Exploring pumpkins and using tools safely

This week we have been making repeating patterns in Maths.


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