Welcome to Class 1. We have a bright and colourful classroom for our Nursery and Reception children to enjoy learning in. The classroom is separated into different areas to encourage the children to develop independence in their learning. We have a maths area, writing area, creative area, construction area, role play area, book corner, computer table and a malleable play area. The children also have access to an outdoor garden area. We love to use our imaginations to support our learning in class 1. The children are taught using a balance of adult led and child initiated activities which enables them to immerse themselves in new and fun learning experiences.
Please keep checking our class page for updates on our learning.
During these unprecedented times, we are aware that children will need to continue their learning from home. With this in mind, we have prepared a range of resources to support your child/children at home. We recognise that this unique situation presents many challenges but would welcome all the support you can provide during the period of closure. In addition, immediate feedback will assist the children in tackling their lack of understanding or any errors that they may make.
Unfortunately, we will be unable to formally mark and feedback on such large quantities of work when we return. To support with this, we would welcome feedback as appropriate. To access support with learning, when completing planned activities, you should email the Class Teacher (email provided below). As you can appreciate, this will work efficiently if support is requested when it is necessary. We will aim to respond as we become aware of emails promptly during the hours (9am-4pm term time only). Resources and links will be continually updated to ensure you have access to the best possible resources to support learning at home.
Class Teacher email: email@example.com (Mon-Fri)
See below for further information.
When searching for appropriate activities for your children search for specific national year group objectives e.g. Year 4 round any number to the nearest 10, 100 or 1,000
Links to support your child in their learning:
https://classroomsecrets.co.uk/free-home-learning-packs/ (please ignore parent letter in the year group download)
Twinkl- Setting this up is really easy to do – go to www.twinkl.co.uk/offer and enter the code UKTWINKLHELPS. This website has a wide range of resources. It is best to use the search bar to find appropriate activities.
https://student.mathletics.com/primary#/launch for access to mathletics
We would encourage you all to follow the advice given during this period of uncertainty and look forward to welcoming you back to school in the future.
In the event of school closures, I have added a range of activities linked to the 3 prime areas and 4 specific areas of learning for you to complete during time off school. Below are 5 pictures (castles/dragons) which are links to files or other pages. The first picture link shows the plan of activities you could complete. Try to do at least 1 from each area of learning, if you can complete more, brilliant. The second and third picture links are book lists you can read with your child. There is a mixture of books that your child could read to you or you could read to them. The fourth link takes you to another page with a range of craft activities you can complete. The last link below gives you instructions to make your own play dough/gluten free play dough. This can be used to complete the play dough mat tasks or to play/make your own models.
Under the Sea...
Have you ever wondered... How creatures breathe under water? What creatures live in the different seas and oceans around the world? Do mermaids really exist? Do fish eat chips? Are there really rainbow fish? Come and join in our journey under the sea to find out the answers to these and more...
Under the Sea parent topic sharing morning. We all had a very creative morning with our mums, dads, nannies and grandads. It was a wonderful celebration of all that is under the sea. The children made some beautiful collages using a variety of materials. Nursery and Reception loved spending time with their parents. Thank you so much for taking the time to join us.
RSPB Bird boxes. Over the last few weeks in Forest School we have been helping the wildlife that uses our site. Last week the children made bird feeders using string, a pine cone, lard and bird seed. This week the children helped the RSPB by putting up a selection of bird houses. They had to think about where to place the bird houses to keep the chicks safe. We also took part in an experiment, where we sowed a pine cone in a pot of soil to grow our own pine trees. The children took them home to take care of them, please keep us informed of how they do.
In class 1 we have been designing and making salt dough Christmas tree decorations. The children had to mix the ingredients, warm it through and kneed it before making their decorations and remembering to put a hole in the top. Lots of fun and mess was had. We hope you come to buy them at the enterprise fair after half term.
A very wet and windy forest school, Friday 18th October 2019.
Nursery and reception did not let the horrible wet weather ruin our time in forest school. We had so much fun jumping in muddy puddles, making boats, sailing them in the big puddles and making bridges and streams. We kept warm by learning how to light fires and warming our toes and fingers by the fire.
Beeline Storytelling Festival at Worcester University, Thursday 17th October 2019.
What a fun packed and exciting day we had! The children got to explore The Hive children's library, we had lunch on the windy story tower and walked across to the university to watch a play based on the Oscar Wilde children's story, The Selfish Giant. We had a fantastic time full of literary fun and interest.
Forest School in Class 1. We have had a wonderful couple of weeks in Forest school. The children have loved exploring the environment and testing themselves on balance beams, rope swings and rope balances. We had our first fire today (Friday 27th September). The children loved keeping warm whilst the rain fell around us. We warmed through some apple slices and coated them in brown sugar, delicious! Class 1 thought they tasted better than marshmallows!
Our new EYFS outdoor learning area.
Wow! Look at our new outside play area. We are so excited to be able to show it off and play and learn in it. We have also got 2 new mud kitchens to learn through play. Thank you to everyone that has helped us to get this new area. The children were lucky to watch the whole process, from demolition to completion. We dressed up as builders and followed what they were doing in our role play.
Our school is 150 years old!
Today (12th September) we went exploring around the school to try and find where the 'old' school used to be. We discovered that Class 3 and the computer room were the first 2 classes with over 100 children in them! We found a fireplace in Class 3 and a bell in the staff room, which we rang! We also got to walk through the old front door as if we were children coming to school 150 years ago.
Our First Day at Eckington CE First School!
Welcome to Eckington CE First School and to Class 1 for your first term at 'Big' School.
I am really looking forward to us getting started and having lots of fun with our learning.
Our first topic is all about the history of the school and the people and families that came here. We will be reading lots of exciting books about school life and creating some fantastic art linked to it. Very excitingly, We will be building up to a garden party where we will be showcasing some of our talents and sharing stories about the school.
During the term we will add lots of photos and pictures of all the interesting learning we get up to so our parents can see all the fun we are having.