Welcome to our Reception/Year 1 class
We are called Sheep class, after the parable of the Lost Sheep, and every child matters to us, just as every sheep mattered to Jesus. But don’t let our name fool you..we may start off in Reception as lambs, but through our first two years at school we learn to be independent, inquisitive and imaginative young learners! We have a lovely classroom, filled with quality resources and inspiring activities to get stuck into, plus a brand new domestic role-play room (complete with kitchen, lounge and bedroom areas!). We are also very lucky to have a huge, wooded outdoor area where children can get cooking in our mud-kitchen, get building in our large construction area, or simply curl up and listen to our teacher, Mrs Gkikopoulos, read us a great book in our cosy reading shack. There really is something for every kind of sheep in our class!
For Mental Health Awareness Week, Whales had a circle time discussion about ways to look after our mental health. We also talked about how we could support others by simply offering a listening ear! We discussed what we could say to someone who needed somebody to talk to. Some of us wrote messages of support … Read more
Sheep class have really loved learning all about the Great Fire of London so far this term in their history lessons. Having started the unit by being history detectives and scrutinising the primary source materials, children have since been finding out about why the fire spread so quickly and what methods were used to try … Read more
Sheep class are absolutely loving their weekly swimming lessons at Dereham Leisure Centre this term. After only three weeks, we have seen a massive leap in their confidence in the water and it is a joy to see them enjoying themselves so much! They have been learning how to enter the pool safely, getting used … Read more
We have been learning about the origins of the Jewish celebration of Pesach (Passover), by retelling the story of Moses and the exodus of the Jewish people from Egypt. We read the story ‘Moses and the Very Big Rescue’ by Tim Thornborough, and then we acted out the story all together. The children had great … Read more
Sheep class have been amazing during our Welly Day sessions. They work together and are becoming able to persevere! This week they were spotted drawing everywhere just like Henri Matisse. He drew on his ceiling, the Sheep drew on Mrs Cairns’ trolley, on the dens, on the tyres – everywhere!!
The children used their senses to investigate different materials this week in science. We blindfolded some willing volunteers and they had to describe an object and say what they thought it was made of. “It’s heavy and cold, so I think it’s metal,” said one child. “It feels rough and it’s quite light, I think … Read more
Sheep class learnt all about ‘evidence’ this week, and how we can use it to prove something happened. We heard all about how one child discovered that their daddy had eaten all the biscuits because the crumbs in his beard were the evidence! The children then used their detective skills to analyse some sources of evidence, … Read more
We said goodbye to Mrs Pattison at the end of this term, as she goes off to work with children within the NHS. We have loved having Mrs Pattison with us in Sheep class and she will be missed by all of us! Thank you for your hard work and dedication to the children, and … Read more