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Welcome to Class 1

Class Teacher - Miss Sutcliffe 


Our first day back enjoying the sunshine

Good morning Class 1,


I was really looking forward to seeing your little smiley faces today but it looks like we will have to wait till next week.


I've had a lovely half term holiday and have spent time enjoying the sunshine. We have been on lots of walks in the countryside and have spent a lot of time baking! This week, I will be in school getting the classroom ready for when you come back. I've changed the outdoor area around but the rest all looks just the same. Hopefully, some of us will get to enjoy it all next week.


We have printed the new home learning packs and they will be in the office for you to collect from Tuesday. If you haven't yet collected the large pack I printed several weeks ago please collect that too. If you need any more work or help please email me:


I will also add the new home learning pack to this page if it's easier.  


Hope hope you see you all soon,


Miss Sutcliffe & Miss Gardner






Hello again Class 1,


I hope that you have all had a lovely week and have enjoyed the sunshine!


I have had a busy week getting your new learning packs ready. Please collect them from school if you need a paper copy. I have also put a link in the 'Home Learning Pack' section of the page if you would like to access them here. When I’ve been at home, I have been very busy helping Lilly completing home learning pack and doing lots of fun activities in the sunshine.


Thank you to the children that have sent in photos of what you have been up to at home. It is lovely to see you and it looks like you are having lots of fun. I have put the photos in the the links below so that you can see them. Please continue to send in photos so that we can stay connected as much as possible.


I will be updating this page weekly so please keep checking for updates. If you have any questions or need Purple Mash login details please email me at the address above.


Take care Class 1

Miss Sutcliffe and Miss Gardner

Home Learning Pack - 18th May

Random Acts of Kindness!

This week, we are thinking about random acts of kindness in an attempt to inspire kindness in unforeseen times. We would love to find out about the ways in which our children are spreading kindness - we have also included a list from Mental Health Foundation to inspire you.

1)Pick an item from the list below
2)Take action
3)Share the kindness  by emailing me ( and we will showcase your kind act in our class gallery.

Draw a picture for a friend or neighbour to cheer them up

Call a friend that you haven’t spoken to for a while
Tell a family member how much you love and appreciate them
Arrange to have a virtual catch up with a family member you haven’t seen in a while
Help with a household chore at home
Tell someone you know why you are thankful for them
Send someone you know a joke to cheer them up
Send someone you know a picture of a cute animal
Spend time playing with your pet
Reach out to call a friend, family member or neighbour who is experiencing loneliness or self-isolation
Donate to a charity
Send an inspirational story of kindness people around the world are doing for others to someone you know
Donate to a foodbank
Offer support to vulnerable neighbours

What other ideas can you think of?


Poppy made a donation to a food bank

Home Learning Pack - 11th May 

Hello Class 1,


I hope that you are all well and are keeping nice and safe at home.  I miss you all very much and it is very strange not seeing you all everyday.

When I’m not in school, I have been busy at home doing lots of different activities with my little girl. We have been completing her home learning pack activities, going for long walks in the countryside and making lots of slime! I would love it if you could send me some pictures of things that you have been doing at home so I can add them to our page. I am sure that you would like to see what your friends have been doing too. Please send them to:


I hope that you have all been working hard completing your home learning packs (see below for the links). I will update this page weekly with more suggestions and ideas for you to do at home so please keep checking for updates. I know that some of you won’t be as keen to sit down and work but remember that in reception a lot of our learning is through play so many of the activities are practical and fun.


If you have an questions or need Purple Mash login details please email me. 


We all miss you very much. Stay safe!


Miss Sutcliffe & Miss Gardner

Home Learning Pack - 4th May




Home Learning Pack - 27th April



Home Learning Pack - 20th April


We have some new ‘Home Learning’ packs ready for you to collect from the school office. They are to complete alongside the workbooks you already have. They include a selection of writing, reading, maths and colouring activities. It is rather a large pack but is intended to last for several weeks - just work through it at your own pace.


Home Learning - 30th March


This ‘Home Learning Pack’ will be available to collect from the school office on the 26th March. Please remember that all our children are at different level which will mean you may have to adapt the activities to suit their needs.






Home Learning - 23rd March


We have provided each child with an English book and maths book to accompany this sheet. Having a young child of my own, I do realise how hard it can be to motivate children at home, just do what you can. Remember that in reception a lot of what we do is ‘learning through play’.  If you child prefers this approach rather than sitting down with a pencil then that is also fine.

Our little scientists! 
Every week, we complete a simple experiment with the children. The idea is for the children to make predictions about what might happen and then to discuss their observations. In this experiment, we looked at what happens when we mix oil and water. We then added other thing to the bottles like glitter and food colouring.
During each season, we walk to the park to see how our tree has changed. We also talk about the changes that have occurred in the park since we last visited and how different our tree is since we last visited.
Learning to ride our balance bikes
The children all had a fantastic time this week learning to ride the balance bikes. They had a lesson every morning and by the end of the week they had all been successful.
Learning through play
We spend lots of time in the classroom and outdoor area learning through play. Children enjoy lots of different activities as you can see. Sometimes they just enjoy sitting and watching ‘Ollie’ whilst eating their fruit.
World Book Day
We all dressed up as a book character for World Book Day. The children looked fantastic and had a great day. Which is your favourite costume?
Thornton Hall Farm trip
We all had a fantastic time on our school trip to the farm. We began our visit with a hot chocolate while we all became little reindeers! We then moved to santa's toy room where we spent some time writing our letters to Santa and making our own magic keys. After that we entered the winter wonderland where we had a surprise visit from a special guest. During the afternoon, we had a tour of the farm and got to meet all the animals.
Learning through play

The children have been having a great time in continuous provision both inside the classroom and outside. Its lovely wandering around watching them totally engrossed in activities and learning for themselves.

The children have settled well into school life and are enjoying making new friends. They have loved exploring the different classrooms and outdoor areas. Here are some pictures of the children’s first few weeks in school.