Welcome to Class 1!

In our class we thrive by learning through a creative curriculum approach. We consider the children’s interests and encourage them to flourish and grow, developing confidence and self-belief to help them be the best they can be. Throughout the school year we will post photos and information all about the fun and exciting things we have been learning in class, and in the great outdoors.

The Great Outdoors

What a busy day we have had after our holidays.  It was so lovely to see you all back in school today so eager to share what you’ve been up to during half term.  We’ve enjoyed having Mrs Huck with us today to help us with our learning and been busy creating dream catchers with our career aspirations for the future. We have future vets, pianists, archaeologists and educators in our midst and you will be amazing so carry on dreaming big, little ones!   Today the children have particularly enjoyed looking at photographs of the rainforest and getting a feel for what it is like there.  The children were surprised to learn that although only 6% of the world is rainforest, 50% of the animals on our planet have a habitat there.  We had interesting discussions about whether we should put our efforts into protecting these parts of the world and the undiscovered species there or whether it was better to protect the endangered animals throughout the rest of the world.  The children learnt about the importance of the rainforest and its significance in finding medicines and foods as well as some of the other benefits that the rainforest and species that live there bring to humankind.  We had an interesting conscience alley but there was a resounding opinion that yes, we should protect all animals and parts of the world!  The children were fascinated at looking at close-up photographs of the animals that can be found in the rainforest and will be creating their own artwork based on these photographs to add to our new display.

The Book Trust – Pyjamarama Day

We are all so fortunate to have lots of books but are aware that there are times in people’s lives where they may not be as fortunate.  We wanted to participate in The Book Trust’s Pyjamarama Day but put our very own Claughton twist on it!  Rather than raising funds, we kindly decided to donate and share some of our favourite stories and books to both Royal Preston Hospital and Fylde Coast Women’s Aid (FCWA).  The books were greatly received and will help in Book Trust’s mission to ensure that every child has a bedtime story to read.  Our day begin with a pyjama party and sleeping lions.  We have some fantastic dancers in Class 1!  We then enjoyed time designing our own pyjamas, sharing our stories, creating bookmarks, listening to and voting for our favourite stories as well as making predictions as to what might happen next!  We can’t wait to finish off the story ‘Giraffes can’t dance’.

NSPCC –  Number Day

Class 1 love a bit of maths and decided to celebrate their hard work this half term by combining their amazing mathematical knowledge with our second love – food!  The children were excited to bake blueberry muffins with Mrs Gornall and Mrs Huck making sure they had measured the correct amount of each ingredient and counting out the correct amount of cupcake cases.  They then continued their feast by creating their own pizzas which represented different fractions and amounts of toppings.  With somewhat full tummies, we then learnt about the importance of the NSPCC, looked at the different coins that had been donated and their values, had a go at creating the Royal Coat of Arms using the various coins, made our own number sashes counting both up and down in multiples of 1, 2, 3, 5 and 10 and even competed in a game of ‘Who Wants to be a Mathsionnaire?’  What an amazing day!