Welcome to Class Hazel.
We are a mixed age class of Year 1, reception and our nursery children. 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 Prowse, our play leader, who has a level 3 NVQ Early Years Educator qualification.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.