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St Nicolas

Church of England Primary School, Abingdon

Year 1 (Class 3)

Welcome to Year 1
(Class 3)



Term 5 - Enchanted Woodland

Hill End Trip!

For our school trip we went to Hill End, we had a great time and got to do fun activities. We toasted damper bread and marshmallows over a fire. We completed a crack the code activity, we used a map to search for clues scattered around the site. Each clue had a letter on it and after finding them all we rearranged the letters to find the mystery words. We completed a blind fold assault course with a partner, it was fun! Then we went on a nature trail and enjoyed den building. There was even time to play in the sand!! Fantastic trip by everyone that was there! Take a look at our day...


At Forest School, we wrote letters to the Forest School fairy, explored the mud kitchen and the Forest School surroundings. We also played on the swings, shared stories, played dressing up and made settings for our small traditional tale figurines and created stories of our own for each of them. We had lots of fun here!

                        Term 4 - Splendid Skies

Flying Kites

We had great fun testing real kites. Then we designed and made our own. We took the kites outside to test them to see if they would fly so that we could write our evaluation. 

Term 2 - Memory Box

This term in Class 3 we have been sharing our memories. The children have brought in photo timelines of their own lives and we are sharing a few each day.


In Literacy, we are reading the stories of Alfie and Annie Rose by Shirley Hughes and writing about the characters.


We are learning about the different stages of human development in Science: baby, toddler, child and adult. 

Term 1 - Superheroes

This term is all about Superheroes. We decorated capes and masks and went on a superhero hunt. We used these superhero photographs in Art and Design and painted our portraits. In Literacy, we acted out a narrative to write our very own Superhero comic. 


We read the stories of Supertato by Sue Hendra, we made our own super vegetables. The evil peas caused lots of mischief in class 3, we put on our capes and masks and went on a super search for our supertatoes!

Crest Science

Across the year, class 3 will take part in various Science investigation sessions led by a teacher from Abingdon Boys School. Our first session this term involved making bubbles. The children put on lab coats and went outside to see if they could make bubbles of different shapes or sizes. The children found they could make various sizes but no matter what they tried, they could only make round bubbles.

Florence Nightingale

In History, we enjoyed learning about the life of a real Superhero, Florence Nightingale. We used role play to understand what it was like in Scutari Hospital.

Real life superhero

We met a real life superhero and learnt what it is like to be a policeman.

Crest Science

We heard a story about 'confusing cans'...the cans had fallen out of the cupboard and the labels fell off. They did not know which can was the can of beans anymore. There were four cans labelled A,B,C and D, we had to investigate which can had beans inside. The other cans had dog food, tomato soup and tomatoes inside. We got to investigate which can could be beans without opening the can. We rolled the four cans to work out which can would roll the furthest. To make this a fair test we rolled each can three times and recorded our measurements.  

Crest Science - confusing cans

Mrs S Stroud (Teacher)