Mystery readers

Class 3 LOVE having Mystery readers in! If you would like to be our mystery reader please email me via the office or quietly catch me at the door.

Here are a few of our mystery readers so far – including one lovely past class 3 member who bravely came to read.








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Senses week



We have such a fun week this week exploring our senses.

Monday was sight day where we explored mixing colours and thought about how it would be if we could not see.

Tuesday was hearing day. We went on a sound walk and played some listening games identifying different musical instruments and playing that old party favourite of trying to move the keys from under the chair. It was also our French day celebrating European languages day.

Wednesday was taste day where we had a lovely time tasting four different types of chocolate and learnt about adjectives to describe them.

Thursday was touch day. This was great fun especially as our grown ups came in to share the fun! It got a bit messy! Luckily we performed our poem for poetry day before we got too sticky!

Finally Friday was smelly day! Class 3 were so sensible ‘passing the pong’ and trying to identify what each one was.

You should be very proud of how well they have done this week.

Here are a few pictures.




Thinking about others

This week we have been thinking about others in lots of different ways. In English we have learnt about captions and how to write them. We used the iPad to take photos of our friends and then wrote captions to go with the photos, the most entertaining of which was ‘[my friend] is jolly good fun’! I’ll leave you to ponder who wrote that about who!

We have ordered numbers to 5, 10, 20 and even to 100 and beyond and explained why we have ordered them in particular ways using the words greatest and smallest.

Finally we have rounded off the week learning about how Jewish families celebrate Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. We cast away reasons to be sorry on fish which we threw into our (homamde) river and we baked delicious honey and cinnamon biscuits to sweeten the year ahead.

We also thought about the Big Question ‘Should you always forgive?’ As ever in year 1 I am astounded by the depth of thought such young children are capable of.

Here are some photos of our week.

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Class 3 2017-18

We are off to a flying start in class 3 with everyone happily settled in – it feels like they’ve been in class 3 for ever!

We are starting the year with our topic ‘Wonderful world, Wonderful me!’ and have kicked off with some amazing self portraits! Here are just a few for you to enjoy. Can you guess who is who?






Warwick castle trip

What a scorcher today!! And despite the heat the children were absolutely brilliant! No moans, no groans, and very happy with an ice cream/ lolly!

We saw some super sights and learnt some fab facts.

Thank you so much to all parent helpers – you were brilliant and we couldn’t have done it without you!


Back to school

What a start to the term! Class 3 have come back full of ideas and confidence and ready to learn all about our new topic ‘Chocolate Chocolate Everywhere’.

Already they have learnt some amazing things; did you know chocolate grows on trees?!

Here are some snaps of just a few of the things we have been getting up to in year 1 so far. Watch this space for more exciting learning!

Forest school, shape maths and Nativity!


We’ve been in. We’ve been out. And we’ve been on the stage!

We loved going to forest school to explore shape maths and to get inspired for our writing. We hope we can go into the forest school area a lot after Christmas!

We loved being part of the nativity and worked so hard to learn all the words for all the songs. Mrs Hughes thinks we are terrific singers!

Week 4

Our week in pictures! Maths using number bond diagrams to solve missing number problems in the garden, talking about instructions and making jam sandwiches, learning about Judaism with Jacob’s mum, loving golden time and our new Lego, and welcoming our first Mystery Reader – Robin’s mum – on Friday afternoon. We love year 1🙂