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Class Hazel- Foundation Stage Unit and Year 1


Welcome to Class Hazel.

We are a mixed age class of Reception, Year 1and Year 2. We learn indoors and outside in our vibrant class area and we have several adults who help us. Mrs Crosley is our class teacher and she is supported by Miss Elliott.

Learning about plants.

We learnt what a seed needs to grown and planted out own sunflowers, cucumbers, strawberries, tomatoes and courgettes. Some of our older reception children helped our nursery children with the planting.

Enjoying the sunshine, shade and story time outside under our chestnut tree.



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Forest School

We started our school year off with trips to the woods for our Forest School. We became much more confident in the woods and learnt to work together as a team, to support each other as well as skills such as tying ropes which helped build our fine motor control. We examined the world around us and used our senses. Our last session was topped off by hot chocolate and toasting marshmallows on the fire!

Diwali Day

We had our own Diwali Celebration day for our Foundation Stage Unit children and Year 1. It was a wonderful day jam packed with exciting activities. All the children made diva lamps, Rangoli patterns and enjoyed the food for our  Diwali feast. 


In the afternoon the children were taught a Bollywood dance which was great fun. The whole day was an amazing opportunity for the children to gain a better understanding of this Hindu festival of light, and would not have been possible without Sheila Butler and all her hard work and preparation. Thank you Sheila!

Pirate Day

As part of our topic on Our Local Area this term we learnt about Pirates from the Westcountry. Class I had a visit to The Golden Hind to learn more about Sir Frances Drake and his experiences. We had a wonderful Pirate Day and even dressed for the part . Fifteen fierce pirates met at school and with Captain Crosley travelled by disco bus to Brixham. The colourful lights and DVD kept everyone entertained on the journey. Walking along the harbour to the Golden Hind our posse of pirates were met by a pirate story teller with his feathered hat, swords, daggers, numerous guns and amazing jewellery. Straight off the Black Pearl. We were drummed on board the ship and spent the morning learning about life on board and exploring. The poop deck was very popular but we wouldn't like ships biscuits and worms! We were waved off to go and have lunch on the harbour wall.

Our pirates were admired by lots of holiday makers and were a credit to our school. 

Forest School

Class 1 have visited our Forest School in the woods each week this summer term. We have had great fun learning together and taking part in activities that involve teamwork. Here are some of our photos.


Forest School

Forest School 1 Walking through the bluebells to our school circle
Forest School 2 Finding Mr Fox using a compass
Forest School 3 Sitting in shelters
Forest School 4 Teamwork
Forest School 5 Listening to each other.

Welly Walk - Fire building and playing in the leaves!

  • West Alvington Church of England Primary School
  • West Alvington, Kingsbridge
  • Devon, TQ7 3PP
  • Tel: 01548 852002
  • Email: westalvington@lapsw.org