Class 1: Blog items

Reading at Home

Date: 17th Jan 2021 @ 11:48am

It is very important that children practise their reading skills at home - whatever stage they're at in their reading development.

This is challenging at the moment with us not regularly changing home reading books, if at all.

We would like to direct you to the following website

You will need to register (for free) and then you can access a free e-book library.

They have most of the reading schemes that we use in school across the different levels.

You should have a reading book at home that you can use as a guide to find others at a similar level.

Please record in your child's reading diary, any books that they read so that we can keep a record and reward your child for their efforts.

Many thanks for your support.

Key Stage One Staff

It's Christmas!

Date: 17th Dec 2020 @ 10:15pm

We have now finished our first term in Class One and what a busy term it has been. The last two weeks have been especially busy in our run up to Christmas. It is such a special time of year, we have really enjoyed spending this time together having lots of fun with our friends whilst thinking about the true meaning of Christmas.

We have learnt about Christingle and what each of the symbols represent. We weren’t able to celebrate this in our usual way, with the whole school, so we held our own service in class where we had some time to think and reflect.


Our Key Stage One Nativity has been very different this year. Classes one, two and three rehearsed and recorded a section of our chosen Nativity ‘Christmas with the Aliens’ in our individual bubbles. The children were all brilliant at learning their lines, singing the songs and joining in with the actions. We can’t wait to see it once it has all been put together - keep your eye out on the school website for the finished recording!


The whole of Kirkby C of E is sprinkled with twinkling stars thanks to the fantastic efforts of all of the children in making stars as part of the Kirkby appeal.

Have you spotted any in the local area? Here are the wonderful stars made in Class One by our Class One superstars.


The children have really enjoyed learning a new skill this half term. Sewing!

They have each sewn and decorated a snowman hand puppet which we are sure they will enjoy playing with over the Christmas break. We are so proud of how resilient they all were - they never gave up even when it became tricky and tangled.


On Thursday, the children arrived at school to find a very exciting package had been left in class for them.

Everyone worked hard as a team and followed lots of clues. These eventually led us to our class elf, Magic.

Magic has been a cheeky little elf that has visited our class throughout December but on Thursday he wasn’t cheeky at all, in fact he was very kind to us.  Magic had filled the box with lots of goodies for our party day.


He left paper plates so that we could make party hats.

He also left two big parcels for games of ‘pass the parcel’.

There were lots of treats to enjoy after the Christmas disco.

We also found some candy canes sent from the North Pole, a lovely new story book to share and some ‘spot the difference’ puzzles to solve.



We finished our party day with a brilliant outdoor Christmas disco. Lots of smiling faces from happy children and happy staff.


HAPPY CHRISTMAS everyone. We hope you all have a wonderful break.

See you in 2021!



Wizard of Oz

Date: 14th Nov 2020 @ 1:22pm

Key Stage One had a very special treat on Monday 9th November - a theatre performance in the hall.

It looked a little different from our usual performances but no less exciting or engaging.  The show was repeated 3 times so that we could watch in our class bubbles and only one actor attended in person (keeping his 2 metre distance from us) whilst the rest of the cast appeared on the big screen.

The show was amazing! The children loved it and it was a great stimulus for some super writing, drawing and learning of such a classic story.

A massive thank you to M&M Theatrical Productions. We support you in these difficult times. You did an incredible job.


Children In Need

Date: 13th Nov 2020 @ 3:59pm


Children In Need 2020

We have had a fabulous day in class joining in with some Children In Need activities. We started the day exercising alongside Joe Wick's for the final part of his 24 hour challenge.


We celebrated the wonderful outfits during our whole school assembly via Zoom.


We then made our own Pudsey Bear headbands.


Thank you for your support today, the children looked fantastic and your generous donations have helped this worthwhile cause.

Class One - Traffic Survey

Date: 20th Oct 2020 @ 1:37pm

As part of our 'Around our School' Geography topic this half term, Class One have completed a traffic survey outside the front of the school.

We spent 15 minutes looking at all of the different coloured cars driving along Hall Lane and recorded them using a chart.

We discovered that the most popular colour car to drive past us was silver and the least popular colour was purple.

We were very excited to spot a pink taxi and an orange truck!



Class One Yoga

Date: 12th Oct 2020 @ 5:23pm

World Mental Health Day October 2020

To support our mental and emotional well being the children and staff in Class One enjoyed a morning yoga session.


Computing with Kitty

Date: 11th Oct 2020 @ 4:51pm

On Tuesday 6th October, Year 1 children spent the day computing with Kitty in the school hall.

Using ipads, they learnt how to take good photos (and bad ones too). They saved their images to see saw and edited their work adding sound, text and drawings.


Class One - Around Our School

Date: 27th Sep 2020 @ 4:04pm

Our topic this half term is 'Around Our School'. 

The children enjoyed a short walk around the local area that surrounds our school on a beautiful autumnal afternoon.

We were even lucky enough to spot some squirrels near to St Chad's Church.



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