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Buttercups and Daffodils

Welcome to Class 1

 Brilliant Buttercups and Delightful Daffodils!

We are the best year group in the school! We have lots of fun learning through play and exploring. 

Our teachers are Mrs Foxall (Brilliant Buttercups) and Miss Collett (Delightful Daffodils) and our teaching assistants are Mrs Lloyd and Mrs Kilborn. On Monday afternoons Mr Yates teaches us PE! 

Please remember:

  • Our P.E. day is on a Monday. Please ensure that your child comes to school in their P.E. kit on this day. 
  • Make sure all items of clothing, book bags and water bottles are clearly labelled with your child's name.
  • Please ensure you are listening to your child read three times per week with a signed entry in the diary. 
  • Please keep wellies and a raincoat in school so that we can be outside in all weathers. In the winter, please make sure your child comes to school in a warm coat. 
  • No toys are to be brought into school. 
  • Learning through play can be messy! We endeavour to keep the children clean using aprons but sometimes mess on clothes is unavoidable. 

Little Explorers

Here at St Michael's, we are blessed to have amazing school grounds. At least once a week, we make use of our school grounds and spend all afternoon outside! We passionately believe that taking our learning outdoors provides the children with rich opportunities to learn real life skills, in an environment where they can seek adventure, make sense of the physical world around them and enhance their well-being!

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  • Spring Newsletter

    Published 11/01/24, by Vicki Collett

    Please see the Spring 1 Newsletter attached below.

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  • Spring 1 & 2 - Where can we see art in our lives?

    Published 04/01/24, by Vicki Collett

    "He has made everything beautiful in its time" - Ecclesiastes 3:11

    This term, our topic is 'Art is all around Me!'. The children will be learning about the different forms of art, all around them. We will be developing our artistic skills this term, with a particular focus on colour mixing. As the term unfolds, children will be learning about famous artists such as Monet. 

    Creating art work using developed colour mixing skills will equip the children with autonomy when creating. This will empower the children to persevere in the face of a challenge, to enable them to reach desired artistic outcomes. Perseverence is an important (rainbow) value to live by. 

    The topic this term will also give the children an opportunity to see the beauty in our natural world through adventure and exploration when studying the astonishing life cycle of a frog and of a butterfly.

    Observing the wildlife around us will teach the children to look after our natural world and be grateful for everything our world has to offer.

    In Spring 1, to explore our topic, we will be studying the following stories: 'The Gruffalo', 'The Gruffalo's Child', 'The Snail and the Whale' and 'Room on the Broom', all written by Julia Donaldson and illustrated by Axel Scheffler.

    In Spring 2, to explore our topic, we will be studying the following stories: 'The Bog Baby' and 'Tadpole's Promise' by Jeanne Willis, 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar' by Eric Carle and 'The First Easter' by Lois Rock.

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  • Autumn 1 & 2 - What if our lives never changed?

    Published 27/09/23, by Vicki Collett

    "Lord, you know everything there is to know about me. You perceive every movement of my heart and soul, and you understand my every thought before it even enters my mind." – Psalm 139: 1-6

    This term, our topic is 'The History of Me!'. The children will be learning about themselves and their family members. They will also be looking at how their lives, and the lives of others, have changed over time. 

    The topic this term will support the children's journey to self-discovery. This journey will equip the children with tools to make connections with others, celebrate differences, and be respectful and kind. These qualities are deeply rooted in our Rainbow Values and Rainbow Rules and will support the children to flourish into self-reflective individuals. 


    To explore our topic in Autumn 1, we will be studying the following stories: 'Starting School' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, 'Peepo' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, 'When I was young' by James Dunbar and Martin Remphry and 'Mr Big' by Ed Vere. 


    To explore our topic in Autumn 2, we will be studying the following stories: 'The Owl who was Afraid of the Dark' by Jill Tomlinson, 'The Blue Balloon' by Mick Inkpen, The Nativity and 'Stick Man' by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

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  • Autumn Newsletter

    Published 21/09/23, by Vicki Collett

    Please see the Autumn 1 Newsletter attached below. 

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