Welcome to Reception

Good afternoon everybody.

It has been a wonderful day welcoming you all back into school.   We have spent time with lots of happy children exploring their new classrooms and outdoor area.

We are looking forward to an enjoyable year learning lots of new things.

Best wishes Mrs Powell and Mrs Ponsonby


The Enormous Turnip

The children in school enjoyed this story last week.  We had lots of fun retelling and acting out the story and couldn’t believe that the little mouse made such a big difference!!

Here are a few samples of our home learning fun last week:

Puppet shows:

Story retells:

Magical Maths:

Another great effort from the children and families in Class 1 this week.  I am really looking forward to sharing the fabulous story sacks that have been made as part of our home learning expedition.  Watch this space and we will share them soon.

Photograph error

I apologise that the photographs on my last post are not visible.  I think I know why and will sort the problem as soon as possible.

Thanks,  Mrs Powell

The Elves and the Shoemaker

This week we have been reading the story of The Elves and the Shoemaker.  I’ve got to admit I’ve never really used this story with a class before but I think it has been one of my favourite weeks of our traditional tales expedition so far.  As always I have been amazed by the response from children in Class 1.  I have seen some truly wonderful activities taking place and have also seen lots of shoe designs that I would love to be able to buy in the shops!!

Here are just a few examples of our beautiful work this week:

Writing about our favourite shoes:



Our shoe designs:





Our letters to the elves:



Our clothes designs:

Nina’s amazing craft:

Some other fabulous work:

Rowan’s lego alphabet:

Bae’s act of kindness – litter picking around Norton.  Thank you Bae:

Hugo’s puddle jumping fun:


Thank you to all the children and families in Class 1 for making me smile everyday with your messages and photographs.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Fancy dress Friday!!

Bae decided to do his home learning dressed as Spiderman yesterday and this inspired this to happen in the homes of children in Class 1 today:


Thank you Bae for giving us such a good idea……..there has been some fabulous work done today whilst dressed as our favourite characters……you are all superheroes!!!

Have a wonderful weekend.

Little Red Hen

Another week and another set of photographs to share our home learning activities.

This week our core text has been The Little Red Hen.  Here are some activities that we have been doing linked to the story:



We have also been enjoying lots of outside fun this week:

And some indoor fun too:

As always Class 1…..we are so proud of you all.  Thank you for sharing your learning with us this week.  Have a great weekend everyone.

Jack and the beanstalk

Our traditional tale tale last week was Jack and the Beanstalk and as always we had some fabulous work and photographs sent in.  Here are just a few to share:

We have also been busy in maths this week:


We have also been……..

Another very busy week in Class 1 – thank you to you all.

Happy half term everyone – let’s hope the sun shines for us.

Run, run as fast as you can……

You can’t catch me I’m the gingerbread man!!!

Lots of fabulous activities have taken place again in the homes of children in Class 1 this week.  Here are just a few examples of work around our traditional tale of The Gingerbread Man:


We have also had some fabulous reading:

Some weighing in maths:

And finally our very own policeman to make sure we are all doing what we should be doing!!!  Or was he trying to catch the gingerbread man too??


As always Class 1 you have blown my socks off with your efforts this week.  A huge thank you to every one of you and all of your grown up’s at home too.  Have a wonderful weekend.


This week in Class 1

This week in Class 1 it has all been about the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood.  I have got to say WOW…..I continue to be amazed by the fabulous photographs you are all sending me of you doing the home learning tasks and other fun activities, so let’s share some of them:

Being creative:

Little Red Riding Hood’s basket of treats:

Our learning about time……What time is it Mr Wolf?:


Storytelling and homemade puppets:



VE Day preparations:


We are all so proud of you all.