Class 1

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

We are amazingly well supported by the wonderful Mrs Pearce and we are delighted to have Mrs Arkwell-Smyth join our team this year.

Some of us went to Little Otters Playgroup at Slimbridge School so we know each other already!  We are looking forward to getting to know everyone in Class 1.

Class 1 Blog

Welcome to Class 1

Dear Parents/Carers

It has been great to meet you all and our new Reception Class.  We are taking time to explore the classroom and get to know one another, as we are aware, it may have been a long time since some children have been in an ‘Early Years’ setting.  

This term’s topic is ‘All About Me’ and learning about seasonal changes by exploring an Autumn theme.  We will be going on welly walks around the school grounds and exploring the ‘Wildlife Area’ and ‘Pollination Area’.  If you haven’t done so already, please provide your child with a pair of wellies (clearly labelled with your child’s name) that can stay at school on our class welly stand.  

You should have received a paper copy of the Topic web and a general letter about Class 1 but these are attached too.

We are looking forward to getting to know all the children a little better this term and seeing them settle into Class 1 routines.

Warm regards

From the Class 1 Team

All About Me and Autumn Topic 2020

Sept Letter to parents.doc

Back to School Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers, 

Please see the attached current newsletter with details about our return to school next Wednesday. 

We are really looking forward to welcoming you all back.



Dear Parents and Carers,

Please see the table below explaining the new ‘staggered’ start and finish times for each class group and how children should enter and leave the school.

(Timings are slightly different for the first week back, where children are returning on a part-time basis for either the morning or afternoon.) The entrance routes remain the same. 








Side gate

Class 1



Side gate

Class 2



Willow Room

Class 3



Willow Room

Class 4



Side gate

Class 5



Side gate


We look forward to welcoming you back next Wednesday. 

Whole School Covid-19 Risk Assessment – September 2020

Dear Parents and carers, 

We hope that everyone is enjoying the summer break and some of the lovely weather we are having. 

September is fast approaching and we are working hard to get ready to open our doors to all children once again; we cannot wait to welcome you all back. 

Below is our whole school ‘risk assessment’ which details all the measures we are putting into place as we welcome everyone back to school. 

See you all soon.

Whole-School-Covid-19-Risk-assessment-September 20

Class 1 Home Learning 13.7.20

Dear Class 1

It was so lovely to enjoy the final week and the class party on Wednesday with all those that could attend.  I have put together a fairly short learning pack for this week for our our final week.  

Class 1 Learning Pack Help Guide Week 14

Teddy Bears Picnic T4Writing (Alternatively you may want to download a different Talk4Writing pack from the website)




Your child’s ‘Tapestry Journal’ from their year in Class 1, will be available to download from Monday and you should receive a paper and e-copy letter informing you how to access this online (Monday or Tuesday).

We have also put together a ‘Summer Challenge Scrapbook’ with some activities and ideas for you to do at your own pace and choosing over the summer holidays.

We wish you all a lovely summer, stay safe, be kind and have fun!

Best Wishes 

The Class 1 Team