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. 

Have a look at our welcome power point below.


Spring 2 topic is called  'Street Detectives'. 

Become street detectives!  The children are detectives looking for clues about the past and the present to find out about changes that have taken place in the area over the years.

We will take photographs of a street on arrival and look out for the different features of each street (such as trees, a post box, a church, a playground or shop), drawing these on the map.

Using photographs or a video recording of interesting points along the route,  we will  think about the people needed to work in and look after the local community, and how the environment might have changed through time.

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 Monday and Tuesday 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:

In Autumn 1 our topic was Paws, Claws and Whiskers.   We  learnt about our pets and how to look after them.  Then, we look at the patterns on animals and recreated them in different art medium.  After that, we designed our own mythical animals.  The topic finished off with a fantastic homework show and a visit to the zoo!.  Take a look at the photos below.    

 In Autumn 2 half-term, we had great fun learning about dinosaurs. We learnt about different dinosaur periods. We found out whether they were carnivores or herbivores and how we could tell by looking at their teeth.  We examined fossils too!

We made text maps for our Dinosaur Reports.


Look at our fabulous sketches

of fossils.ext.

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.

In Spring 1 our topic was Moon Zoom. A spaceship landed in our playground and we found all these bits and pieces.

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 1 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.

In Healthy Week there were lots of fun activities!

Our Visit To The Pantomime at Christmas