Class 1

Welcome to Class 1!

About Class 1

Class 1 is taught by Mrs Chapman alongside Miss Boocock. 

Class 1 is where our children spend their first year in school. We have a mix of full time reception children in class and full or part time Nursery age children.

Our aim in Class 1 is to develop confident, happy and life-long learners. 

We enjoy a balance of adult initiated activities and access to areas of continous provision which provides children opportunities to develop their learning further and practise new skills in an enabling environment. We are also very lucky to have access to a fantastic outdoor area, allowing us to learn and develop skills outside alongside children in Class 2.

Children are welcome to bring waterbottles into school although we do provide milk and water for our children along with a healthy snack each day. Book bags need to be in school each day for our Reception children. Remember if books need changing they can be left in the book box. 

This Half Term

This half term is like no other as school is closed to most children and we are being asked by the government to stay home.  

Alongside the paper home learning packs that are available in the pram store at school, the weekly Rainbow Bentham tasks emailed and shared on Social Media there will also be some home learning activities set by Mrs Chapman. 

These documents will be emailed directly to parents each Friday. Copies are also available at the bottom of this page.


Reception - Across school we have Brain Builder homework and we share this homework with eachother during our 'Brain Builder Gallery' on a Friday morning. If there are any questions please come and ask. Children are also asked to read at home as often as possible, at least three times a week would be fantastic! Research shows that the more often a child reads at home to an adult, the more progress they make. Each Friday during Praise Assembly children's achievements over the week will be celebrated. Certificates for our Bentham School Values, Marvelous Mathematician and Wonderful Writer of the week amongst other things. Parents are encouraged to join us in the hall at 3pm each Friday.

Nursery - Nursery children will also have a Brainbuilder book. For Nursery children we will send home some ideas of how children can practise new skills at home. These will be when we feel it is appropriate for individual children. If children have done something in their Brainbuilders book at home please put it in the book box so that we can share their work with the class. 

Milk and Snack

Children in Class 1 have a fruit snack each day and all children up to the age of 5 are entitled to Milk, We encourage children to bring a water bottle to school.


If you have anything that you wish to discuss please don't hesitate to get in touch. Speak to a member of staff before or after school or call 015242 61412


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