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Welcome to wonderful Class One!


Welcome to our Year One class page, here you will find lots of information about our adventures in class.  

Our teacher is called Mrs Cottam

Our teaching assistant is called Mrs Quinn.

We are all looking forward to an exciting year ahead. 

Click on the Facebook link to go to our Class One at The Brow facebook page.

A social story to support going back to school.

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Class 1 Welcome

Welcome back to the second part of Autumn term in Class 1. I hope you have had a lovely holiday! Mrs Quinn and I look forward to welcoming you back.Please check this page each half term to find out about the current learning journey, class time table and homework. 

Our focus will be on the following text:

We will still be using Seesaw to communicate with parents and carers and your login will be sent home during the Autumn Term so you can link with your child's learning journal. This is similar to the Tapestry accounts the children will have had in Year Reception. 

Seesaw Expectations British School of Beijing, Shunyi

I look forward to working with you this year; I can't wait to get started!

Class One Organisation

Children will be introduced slowly and carefully into the school routine and we will build up to a full curriculum when children are fully settled.

PE days will continue to be each Wednesday outdoors when possible. For now, children will need to come to school wearing their P.E. kits. 

Please note there will be no reading records sent home but any reading observations you have made can be recorded on SeeSaw. Also the children can access Epic online reading materials too. 

The children are encouraged to drink regularly throughout the day. They may wish to bring in a labelled drinks bottle that can be filled with water. They may also wish to bring in a small healthy snack such as a piece of fruit. Fruit and bagels are provided daily. 

Autumn Planning

   Our big question this half term is:

Why are trees so important?

        We will be very busy investigating to find out the answer!

Our text this half term is...

nibbles book monster(1)

Planning Documents

If you like our core text, you might like these books too...
red riding hood

Our Year One journey.

Our Class wow moments

Reading Books.

The children will be sent a new reading book home every Monday and Friday. We would ask that you read together daily. 

Grown ups should sign the reading record every time the children read.

The children receive praise points for daily reading. Please ensure you bring book bags in to school each Friday. 

 The children will change their own books and are responsible for getting them out of their bags first thing in the morning.

We would ask that you read together daily.

Reading is so important across the school so please read with your child!

Spellings and Phonics

The children will be given a weekly spelling activiies set o Spelling Shed..

These will be linked to our phonics work and will include three high frequency words. 

Please help your child to learn spellings each night ready for our spelling challenges each week.


Each half term the children will be set home learning activities on our learning platforms and weekly spellings on Spelling Shed.  

We ask that the children choose an activity to complete each week on Seesaw and Numbots.



This half term PE will take place on Wednesday and all children will need to wear their outdoor P.E. kits.

The children will be developing their fundamental skills of throwing, catching, and running through games.

Please ensure they have a full (named) PE kit.

Indoor PE: White t-shirt, navy shorts, black pumps.

Outdoor PE: White t-shirt, navy jogging bottoms, school sweatshirt and trainers

Cheeky the class bear.


The class bear has travelled to year one with us and is looking forward to choosing one child every week to spend the weekend with. 

Cheeky loves adventures and enjoys telling us all about his time back in school on Monday morning!


Class One Learning Songs

Numbers in the Teens (They Start with a 1) (song for kids about teen  numbers) - YouTube

Days of the week - Adam's Family (Dr. Jean) - YouTube

Classroom Routines.

We follow our school and class rules every day

Be Safe

Be Kind

Be Respectful

Every day the teachers look out for children who are excellent role models to go up on our class shout-out board. We collect praise points and pads throughout the day and every half term we are presented with a certificate and badge for our efforts.  

The children will receive praise points for individual behaviours and class points for whole class efforts. When 10 class points have been awarded the children will choose their class reward. If excellent work or achievement has been demonstrated the children may get to visit Mrs Webb and show her their work. In addition, they may get chosen for Mrs Webb's hot chocolate morning or show their work in celebration assembly.

The children will earn rewards for demonstrating positive behaviour, positive attitudes towards learning and working towards our school rules

Every morning we choose a greeter of the day to welcome the children into our room with a high five or a hug.

Our star of the day looks after the lunch and class register.

Our bagel monitor is responsible for returning the bagel box to the kitchen each morning. 

We follow our school and class rules every day and Mrs Cottam looks out for children who are excellent role models to go up on our class shout out board. We collect praise points throughout the day and every half term we are presented with a certificate and badge for our efforts. 

Some useful websites.

We are also using these platforms for online learning so please visit them regularly if you can.

White Rose Maths

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National Geographic Kids


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