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.
Our new topic... 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...
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.