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Church of England Primary School

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Year 1 - Bluebell Class

Welcome to Year 1 - Bluebell Class!




Who are the staff in Bluebell Class?


Mrs Ives            Mrs Redshaw

(Class Teacher)     (Teaching Assistant)

We are always happy to help, at the end of each day (Except Wednesdays) we are on the door and available for any questions or queries but please wait for all children to be collected. 



Reading Maths Workshop KS1

Pictures of fluency

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What does our classroom look like?

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What does our day look like?

What does our curriculum look like?

What are we learning this term?


Term 2


In Term 2 our topic is called ' Towers, Tunnels and Turrets'!


See the castle ahead? Get ready to invade its mighty walls! Shoot a projectile with an archer's aim! Head across the drawbridge, over the moat and up to the top of the tower!


In English we will be reading the classic story of Rapunzel. We will be pretending to become Rapunzel, imagining what it would be like to be stuck at the top of the tower. Would you try to escape or would you stay? 


In Science we will  be conducting investigations to find out how we can make a bridge stronger and stiffer using only marshmallows and spaghetti! Furthermore we will be learning about materials and their properties as well as investigating which material would be the best to destroy a tower.


In Art and DT we will be designing, making and evaluating our very own castle out of recycled products. Can you name the features of a castle?



Term 1


In Term 1 our topic was called 'superheroes'! 


Kerpow! Intergalactic greetings, young heroes. It's time to rescue the planet from the evil villains! Who's your favourite superhero? Spider-Man? Wonder woman? Maybe your heroes are ordinary people who've achieved great things. Or is it those people who saves lives in our emergency services that you admire most?


In English, we read a story called 'Traction Man'. We followed the adventures of Traction man, seeing how he defeated the bad guys and saved the damsels in distress.


In Science we were learning to identify, draw and name different parts of the body as well as linking them to our senses. What do we use to help us hear? What do we use to help us see? Taste? Feel?


In History we learnt about the fantastic heroine Rosa Parks and understanding her important role within history.


What does our learning look like?

What was shared at the meet the teacher session?

What homework is given in Bluebell Class?

How do we reward children in Bluebell Class?


We believe in positive praise and always seek opportunities to reward the children. The children start the day on the “sunflower” and if they do something special they are rewarded by being put onto the “honey pot”. They then receive a sticker and share their good work with the class.

Picture 1 (Special award)
Picture 2 (Start of the day)
Picture 3 (A reminder for sad behaviour)
Picture 4 (Repeated sad behaviour and a visit to Mrs Kemp)
List of sounds and game ideas to practise phonics at home

Useful websites/Apps or resources?


Here are some useful websites:


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Examples of our cursive letter formation and letter families: