Class 1

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  • Class 1 Curriculum

    In Class 1 we follow the National Curriculum. To help us with our Phonics work, we use Jolly Phonics and Rapid Phonics. For PSHCE we use JIgsaw. Each term we have a new topic that touches on each area of the curriculum.

  • Autumn Term 2017

    Our topic this term is - Out and About… with Percy the Park Keeper

    Welcome to the new school year and welcome to Class 1.

    I am Mrs Trotman a “newbie” here at Berkeley! I would like to let you know a little about me and thank you for the warm welcome I have received.

    I have spent the last 16 years at a very large Primary in Gloucester, teaching across EYFS and Key Stage 1. I am so excited to be part of the small, nurturing, friendly community here at Berkeley. I live nearby with my family, two children, my husband and seven chickens!

    Who’s when?

    I will be working in Class 1 with Mrs Hunt, the Class Learning Support Worker and Mrs Tainton.

    On Wednesday afternoons the children will have French and PSHE sessions with Mrs Sprosen.


    P.E. sessions will take place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. There will be some Wednesday sessions later in the term when the children will be working with the Sports Plus team.


    The children have access to water all day so please continue to provide them with a water bottle. They have the option of a healthy snack at playtime, no chocolate or crisps please if you are providing this from home.

    You can still opt for your child to have milk but this must be requested via the relevant forms.


    The children have been busy impressing me with their reading strategies over this short week. I have sent them home with a book and reading diary today.

    We will encourage the children to change their own books as part of our morning work at the beginning of the day. Books do not have to be changed every day and sometimes children may choose a book they have read before. Our aim is to encourage a love of reading alongside key skills. Bed time stories, book talk and revisiting favourites is vital in developing this mentality.

    What can I do at home?

    To support the learning we are doing in class you will find attached a home work grid. There are 8 ideas which link to our ‘Out and About’ theme for you to explore with your children over the next 5 weeks. Please encourage the children to pick at least 4 to complete. We will hold a ‘bring and share’ session in the last week of term. Completed activities can be brought into school the week beginning Monday 16th October. 

    Looking forward to all the fun times ahead.

  • Spring Term 2018

    This term is all about Julia Donaldson and her amazing catalog of children's stories. We are very lucky that she has (almost) written a story all about us - Class 1! The Everywhere Bear will be a running theme throughout our learning and look out for him paying a visit to your home at the weekend!

    Spring Term Information That May Be Useful

    Please continue reading at home and asking your child questions about what they are reading. Answering questions about reading is not an easy skill to learn so all your help at home is really appreciated.

  • Summer Term 2018

    Welcome back to summer term!

    • year 1 summer term

    I cannot believe that it is this time of year already and we have lots of exciting events to look forward to: sports days, trips and swimming galas to name a few.

    Our topic this term will be Mesozoic Madness and we will be taking a trip far back in time to walk with the dinosaurs!

    As ever I am keen to find out what the children are interested to learn about around the topic and have some fun learning activities planned already!


    Please continue reading at home and asking your child questions about what they are reading. Answering questions about reading is not an easy skill to learn so all your help at home is really appreciated.


    Times tables that year 2 are expected to know are the 2s, 5s and 10s, so any practice you can do with these would be greatly benefi- cial. I will be sending home maths home learning on a Friday just like the spring term.


    I will also be sending home spelling home learning involving new spelling patterns and revision of common words.

    Summer Home Learning Grid - Summer Home Learning Grid

  • Class 1
    Hi everyone - hope you have all had a great half term. Just a quick reminder so that you can sort out kit in plenty of time... Class 1 will be starting their swimming sessions next Tuesday 12th June. Find out more ›
  • Autumn 2018

    Please see what your child will be learning this term. Our very exciting topic - The Enchanted Woodland.

  • Curriculum News

    Here you can take a look into the learning in each subject area across our school...