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Church of England Primary School, Abingdon

Year 1 (Class 3)

Welcome to Year 1
(Class 3)



Jigsaw PHSE: Jigsaw PSHE have provided these free materials to help support children and families during lockdown. Below are two links to stories with activities. The stories are suitable for children 5 +. 

Tuesday 31st March 2020

Hello Class 3!

Just a quick message to say that we were busy reactivating Tapestry last week, and it's great to see many of you have responded to the email by reactivating your accounts. If you haven't done this yet, please do, as it's the easiest way of maintaining contact with you and your children. We will be adding to Tapestry over the coming days and weeks, and look forward to seeing what you have been up to as a family. Feel free to add a video, picture or message! Likewise, if you have a question you would like to ask, this is the best way of making contact with us.


Any problems with your account please email the school office.


Sending lots of love to all the children - we are missing you all tremendously!

Take care,

Mrs Swan

Thursday 26th March 2020

Hello Class 3!


I just wanted to send a quick 'hello!' to you all and send you my love as I am missing you all lots! I hope you are enjoying the sunshine with your families and settling into our 'new normal' of staying at home. We have been bouncing lots on the trampoline, reading lots of lovely books, baking yummy scrummy biscuits and have been exploring our local countryside as we take Barley for her daily dog walk.


Remember that you have lots of things you can do on Purple Mash such as emailing each other and me - I know some of you have been having a go at this!


Other ideas of things you could try to do:

  • make and write a card to post to a member of your family, such as a grandparent, cousin, aunt, or a friend.
  • help with chores around the house - loading the washing machine, washing the dishes, hanging the washing up, dusting or putting your clean clothes away (the job I dread but thankfully Florence enjoys!)
  • explore you garden or local area (following social distancing guidelines!!) looking for the first signs of Spring - maybe you could find a way of identifying the plants and trees.
  • create your own obstacle course around your house and/or garden with instructions of what to do like star jumps, balancing and spins - maybe you could time each other to see who is the fastest.
  • create your own book about anything you want! You are the most amazing authors Class 3 and always enjoy illustrating your writing! Fin wants to write a book about Liverpool FC and Florence wants to create one all about nature.
  • cosy up and enjoy a lovely book or film as a family! Something we love to do in the Swan house.


Below, I have recorded a story for you to enjoy...I wonder if any of you have read this book before!

Enjoy, stay safe and be kind.

Mrs Swan



Home Learning opportunities!


There are many ways you can work at home, with many different online resources, websites and games you can explore.  Below is a list of really great places to find activities and learning to keep you busy if you’re stuck at home with nothing to do!


There are loads of super learning based games at BBC Bitesize covering a range of different subject areas:      


There are lots of resources you can print and take part in at home on Twinkl.  They have put together this home learning pack which can be downloaded here:


Lightbot is a fun coding game to support the ICT curriculum.


You can always log on to Purple mash and use your login, which is in your red home learning books.





Term 1 - Superhero Me!


The children have settled in well to Year 1 and made a great start to our new topic. With capes made, masks decorated and muscles warmed up, we have embarked on many Superhero missions -  a superhero treasure hunt, Supertato making, Superveg assembling, trap building (for those pesky evil peas!), vegetable exploring, and completing many rescue missions, to name a few!

A few snaps from the last 2 weeks

We have been learning about a Superhero from the past: Florence Nightingale. The children enjoyed acting out scenes from Scutari hospital playing wounded soldiers and helpful nurses.
Some real life Superheroes have come to visit Year 1 this week. The children wrote questions to ask in order to find out more about the jobs these people do: a paramedic, a police officer and a caretaker.
On Monday, as part of book week, a local author David Melling visited Year 1. He shared some of his stories about his main character Hugless Douglas, and showed the children how to sketch this loveable bear. Their focus and creative flair was amazing!

Term 2 - Memory Box


After half term, we began our new topic called 'Memory Box'. As a class we are enjoying listening to each other share their photo timelines to show their life so far! Thank you so much for all your hard work at home in producing these. It is so lovely to watch and listen to the children as they proudly take centre stage in Class 3!


Toy Museum Workshop


On Monday 11th November, the children enjoyed welcoming the Toy museum into our class to look at and play with many old toys. We were challenged to sort a selection of toys into old and new, looking carefully at what the toys were made of to help give us clues - we were very good at this. Sonia helped us to each make a thaumotrope, which we were able to bring home. One of our favourite things about the morning was playing with the replica toys. A super session which inspired lots of fantastic writing! Great work Class 3!

Term 3 -Paws, Claws and Whiskers


During this term, we will be learning all about animals.

Herb visited Class 3

We had such an exciting morning in Year 1 when Herb, Mrs Kelly's whippet, visited us in class. The children were incredibly well behaved and asked such lovely questions all about how he is looked after as a pet. If the children wanted to, they were able to give Herb a stroke and get a closer look. Thank you Herb for being so well behaved!!

Mrs Miles introduced Monty to Class 3!

Our new pet hamster. Welcome Snowflake to Year 1!

Mr Stead's mice come to visit!

Still image for this video
Mr Stead very kindly brought his daughter's mice to school on Friday to share with Year 1. The children asked so many varied questions and enjoyed watching them enjoy their food. It was funny watching the Wish run out and pinch the sunflower seed from her sister!

World Book Day 2020

Mrs B Swan Class 3 Teacher