Happy and Successful Children

Whitecotes Lane, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S40 3HJ


01246 234381



Class 1

Welcome to Class 1!

We will be doing lots of learning and having lots of fun doing it this year.

The class teacher is Mrs Haseen-Khan. Mrs Mills will be helping us everyday in Maths and English. 

Have a look at our welcome power point below.


This half-term our topic is Dinosaur Planet.  We will be looking at fossils and learning about dinosaurs.

Autumn 2 topic is called 'Dinosaur Planet'.  It has a history focus.  Stomp, crash, RRRAGH! Watch out everyone - the dinosaurs are on the prowl!
They’re rampaging across the dusty earth, swishing their enormous tails and baring their fearsome teeth... Let's explore the Dinosaur Planet! 

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In Class 1 we will be doing Read Write Inc every morning.  We will have English and Maths each day. Our afternoons will focus on topic work. Have a look at our timetable for this term.

REMEMBER our PE is on Thursday and Friday afternoons this half-term.

Homework is given out each Monday and needs to be returned by Friday. Each week there will be an English and a Maths piece of homework.

Our Topic homework for this half-term is:

Healthy Living Week

Have a look at our classroom.

Things to Remember:

  • Reading books must be in school everyday.
  • Monday - New homework to be given for the week.
  • Monday and Friday  - PE, all children will need their PE kits in school.
  • Friday - Homework check.

Expectations in Class 1

The children will have weekly homework (English and Maths), which will be sent out on a Monday and checked on a Friday   A homework project is set for the children to work on over the half term linked to the topic they are learning about in class.  At the end of the term, there is an opportunity for the children to show case their homework projects to parents.  Everyone is welcome.


PE is a statutory requirement. Class 2 PE is currently every Tuesday and  Wednesday afternoon. All children are expected to have the correct school PE kit each week; navy blue shorts, navy blue jogging bottoms, white t-shirt, pumps or trainers.  Children must not come to school with jewellery on i.e. necklaces, bracelets etc. and if children wear earrings, they must be able to take them out for PE. Children with long hair also need to tie their hair back for PE.

Reading at Home

Children are expected to read frequently at home. They should read independently, as well as having the opportunity to read to/with their adult. All children need to increase their reading pace and fluency. This year, we are taking part in the '100 books to read' challenge. This challenge encourages children to read a range of books and expand their love of reading.

Our Visit To Twycross Zoo


Fabulous artwork we did for Paws, Claws and Whiskers.
Fabulous artwork we did for Paws, Claws and Whiskers.