Class 1

class1bannerWe are the Reception Class. Our teachers are Mrs Baird and Mrs McNamara.

We are amazingly well supported by the wonderful Mrs Pearce.

Most of us went to Little Otters Playgroup at Slimbridge School so we know each other already!  We are looking forward to meeting our Year 6 Buddies and working with them this year.

Class 1 Blog

Class 1, Term 3

Welcome to Term 3 and a very Happy New Year to you all.  We would also like to say a huge thank you for all of our lovely cards and gifts, which were very much appreciated.


This term, the children will visit our exciting fiction library in the new building every Wednesday for a ‘library session’. During this session, they will be able to listen to stories and choose one book that they can bring home for the week.  This book can be shared at your own pace and could be used for a bedtime story.  Please keep it in the book bag everyday so that it can be readily changed each week.


In addition, we will now provide the opportunity for reading books to be changed three times per week (Monday, Wednesday and Friday).  This does not necessarily mean that books will be changed 3 times per week as we use your parental comments and our teacher judgement to consider whether they are ready for the next book. We would like to politely remind you that our expectation is that children are listened to by an adult at home at least three times per week and a written comment provided to evidence this.  There has been plenty of research to show that 5 minutes of daily reading is the most effective practice for reading progress.


In the next week we will also be sending out a letter outlining the details for a class trip in May as well as information about our ‘Balanceability’ sessions in Class 1.


Please see the attached Topic Plan to find out about our learning for this term, including:Class 1 Term 3 Topic Zog, Chinese New Year and The Three Little Pigs.


Kind regards


Mrs Baird, Mrs Mac & Mrs Pearce


Term 1 & 2

We had a fantastic start in Term 1, getting to know one another, exploring our learning themes in child initiated time, starting our phonics learning and Numberblocks programme.  We also really enjoyed our gym sessions in the hall, using the apparatus and finding imaginative ways to move around.   We did our first class performance at the church for the Harvest festival and we made our first story map to help us learn the story ‘Rosie’s Walk’ by Pat Hutchins.


In Term 2, we will learn the story of the Gingerbread Man, and continue to learn our phonic sounds -moving onto digraphs and introducing tricky words.  We will also continue to learn numbers through Numberblocks and using the numicon equipment.  Before we know it, Christmas will be here and we will be learning all the songs and words for our Nativity performance.  Please see the attached Topic Plans to find out more about all the amazing areas of our learning this term.

Mrs Baird

Class 1 Term 1 Class 1 Term 2

HARVEST FESTIVAL – Friday 18th October 1:30pm

Our Harvest Festival will be held on FRIDAY 18TH OCTOBER at 1:30pm at the church.

Food donations are welcomed and will be donated to the food bank.

See you all there!

Flu Immunisation Programme

The Gloucestershire Immunisation Team will soon be visiting Slmbridge Primary School to start the flu immunisation programme.

Don’t worry – there are no needles involved! The children are immunised with a quick and simple nasal spray.

All the details have already been sent home, but are attached here just in case you need any other information.

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School Flu Checklist 2019



Slimbridge Primary School will be welcoming children back on Tuesday 3rd September for the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.

There is an INSET day on Monday 2nd September where all the teachers and school staff will make sure everything is prepared for the new year.

We look forward to seeing you all and welcoming our new children.

Have a wonderful summer holiday.