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Well done to all our Year 6 pupils for their hard work and fantastic attitude during SATs week! Please remember the Friends are holding a non-uniform day on 20th May - donations for Tombola please.

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For the past couple of weeks, children have been learning about Easter and what this means to Christians (in an age-appropriate way). To demonstrate their learning, children were asked to make an Easter garden, representing some of the key features of the Easter story. These included Jesus' cross, a tomb where Jesus' body was laid to rest and seeds were also planted to grow and represent new life. Whilst making their Easter gardens in pairs, the children were able to talk about these features and find materials in the garden they felt they could use to represent this. Well done Class 1, you all did a great job and worked very well with your learning partners! 

To continue with the learning from our RSHE lesson, it was important to have this little trip to the shop so that the children can begin to understand the value of money, how it is spent and how we need to look after it and keep it safe. They were all very sensible on the walk to and from the shop and listened well to the grown ups, especially when crossing a road. Once in the shop, they were very excited to spend their £1. Some chose to spend all of their money, whilst others opted for smaller purchases, where they knew they would have some change. All of the children used their manners with the shop keeper and behaved well whilst in the shop. It was a fun visit to the shop, although I'm very sorry about the amount of sugar that was purchased! 😬 I'm sure you'll agree, that a treat every now and then the is perfectly OK though 😊

World Book Day 2022

Do you recognise any of these well-known book characters?  Class 1 had so much fun guessing each other's costumes and sharing lots and lots of stories on World Book Day. By the end of the day, we all agreed that we LOVE books!!!

Phonics Information

Thank you to all of the parents/carers who attended the meeting last night.  For those of you who couldn't make it, you can click on the link below to watch the recording.  


If clicking on the link doesn't work, try copying and pasting it into your browser.  

I have also attached the additional phonics information I referred to in the meeting.  I am hoping to get these printed off very soon and sent home in bookbags. 

If you have any further queries about phonics, please do get in touch.

In regards to accessing the Floppy's phonics resources online, the Class name is: ce class 1 and the password is: Callowend



Here's another useful link which gives you a guide to how we pronounce the sounds correctly:



Class 1 2020/21

Our Big EYFS Wheelathon!

A huge WELL DONE to all of the children in Early Years for a very successful Wheelathon this morning! All of the children tried their best and persevered even when feeling tired and managed to complete an impressive 10 laps of the playground! We are so proud of all of the children, they worked incredibly hard and cheered each other on too. A massive thank you to all of the parents, carers, other relatives and family friends for your incredible and very generous support. It means so much and will enable us to make huge enhancements to our Early Years garden. 

Children have been learning about the meaning of Easter to Christians. Included in this was exploring the meaning of an Easter garden and how this relates to the Easter story. The children really enjoyed making their own Easter gardens and all made sure they had the three key features; a tomb, a rock and a cross. Afterwards, we went to have a look at the larger Easter garden outside of the church and the children were able to identify these three key features that were included in theirs. 

Easter Gardens

Dear Families,

I have attached a weekly overview for Class 1's Home Learning during this lockdown period.  This will give you an overview of the different learning activities that will be set each day.  You will still receive a daily memo on Tapestry giving the full details of the day's learning.  I fully appreciate that each and every family have different circumstances - access to technology, other children at home, own working commitments etc, which is why I have not specified times for which the activities should be carried out.  Please also be aware that this learning is a guide and the amount completed each day will vary for a number of reasons and that is ok.  Whilst it would be great for children to complete as much home learning as they (and you) are happy and able to do, ensuring that they (and you) are happy and not over-worked/stressed is much more important.  In other words, please just do your best and that will be great.  I would suggest making phonics a priority though as this is a fundamental part of children's learning and the cornerstone of developing their reading and writing skills.


The government have asked us to ensure that families are engaging with us each day whilst at home and that every day we need to do some sort of a 'registration'.  For us, this will just mean giving a 'thumbs up' (like) or a comment to the daily Home Learning memos I send on Tapestry.  Therefore, please ensure you do this on a daily basis.  Children that are eligible to come into school will also be completing the same Home Learning as their peers at home.  If children are coming into school on a part-time basis, they are expected to engage with the Home Learning via Tapestry on the days they are not in.  Please contact me if you have any further questions about this.


Each day at 2:15, we will have a 'Together Time' meeting via Zoom.  This will be a chance for children to see each other, the grown ups in school and share any learning/work they have done throughout the day (if they wish).  Also one child each day will be able to do a 'Show & Tell' - I have attached a separate rota for this to this memo.  Some children will be showing things at home, others might be showing something from school if their allocate slot is at a time when they are in.  


We will also continue to have a daily story-time uploaded onto Tapestry by an Early Years member of staff.


As always, if you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch.  Thank you for your continued support and commitment.  

Mrs Wilford & Mrs Peck

The Tapestry website is now back up and running!  Therefore, please continue to refer there for Home Learning, messages and stories.  Staff can be contacted via Tapestry, or by emailing us using the details below.


Thank you once again for your continued support in these difficult times.


Mrs Wilford - [email protected]


Miss Moore - [email protected]


Mrs Eggerton - [email protected]


Mrs Peck - [email protected]

Keeping in touch - Monday 5th January

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Hi Everybody - Unfortunately the Tapestry website is down at the moment. As soon as it is up and running, we will be posting more information about Home Learning on there. For the time being, I will add some Home Learning on to our class page here. Thank you for your support and patience.

Welcome to Class 1 2020~21

A warm welcome to our Reception class.  The children have made a fantastic start to school life and have settled into Class 1 brilliantly.  This term, our topic is 'All About Me, which gives us all a good chance to get to know new friends and learn even more about our friends before.  We share lots of our learning on Tapestry and love for you to share new learning and experiences at home on there too.  Each week we also have a 'Chatter Letter' to keep you up to date with our weekly news and learning.  If you have any queries or concerns, please do come and speak with me or email me on [email protected]  
Well done to all of the children for coming to school in their pyjamas today.  We had lots of fun and raised lots of money for Children in Need.  We especially enjoyed doing yoga in our pyjamas, it was very relaxing indeed!

What we are learning this half term

Children in Need Day

Here are the children showing you the actions we do in 'Floppy's Phonics' for each of the sounds we have learnt so far!  We will continue to add new actions and sounds to our class page each week.  Have fun practising at home.  

Action for /-ll/

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Unscrew the bottle.

Action for /j/

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Pour the jug.

Action for /v/

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Pretend to drive a van.

Action for /-ss/

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Make a dress shape with your hands.

Action for /ff/

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Twist the cuff on your sleeve.

Action for /h/

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Pretend to put on your hat.

Action for /r/

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Make rabbit ears with your hands.

Action for /ll/

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Make a hill with your hands.

Action for /f/

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Move your hand like a fish.

Action for /u/

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Hold/open you umbrella.

Action for /l/

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Pretend to claw like a lion.

Action for /b/

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Pretend to hold a bone between both hands (like a dog)

Action for /g/

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Pretend to open a gate.

Action for /c/

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Use hands to make whiskers like a cat.

Action for /m/

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Use fingers to make a man walk up the stairs.

Action for /s/

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Use two hands to draw a sun in the air.

Action for /k/

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Unlock the door with a key.

Action for /e/

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Use both hands to carefully hold an egg.

Action for /o/

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Put hands together and wiggle 8 fingers like an octopus.

Action for /ck/

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Make a beak with your hand and quack like a duck (action only).

Action for /i/

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Make a creepy crawly insect with your hand.

Action for /a/

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Hold an apple up in your hand, ready to take a bite.

Action for /d/

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Make two doggy paws with your hands.

Action for /p/

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Hold the handle of the pan and give it a little shuffle as you are cooking.

Action for /n/

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Tip out the contents of your net.

Action for /t/

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Cuddle your teddy into your shoulder.

An insight to Phonics in Reception. (From our Phonics Meeting on 15.10.20)

Phonics Meeting Thursday 15th October at 6:30pm
Please see my Tapestry memo for details about how to log into our Phonics Zoom meeting this Thursday at 6:30pm.  The meeting will  give parents and carers an overview into how we teach phonics in Reception, as well as having the opportunity to ask any questions related to this.  I am really looking forward to seeing you there!  

Take a look at what we will be learning this term...

Important internet safety update 28/05/20

W/C: 18th May 2020


Hello Everyone, 


I hope you are all keeping happy and safe at home.  It was so great to see lots of you during our Zoom chat on Thursday!  Please see Tapestry for the details of our next Zoom meeting, as well as the Home Learning challenges for this week.


Chick Update!

I have heard from Farmer Pete and he tells me that the chicks are doing really well and are all very happy indeed.  He sent me a little video clip, but unfortunately it won't me upload it onto our website, although I have managed to upload some still pictures instead.  I think you'll agree, they are look very content and have grown quite a bit.  They are also looking leaner and longer now as opposed to the rounded, fluffier version we last saw!


Have a great week everyone and I look forward to keeping in touch over the week through Tapestry.


Bye for now! 

Chicks are getting bigger!

The chicks have now moved to their 'forever home', which is a farm in Malvern, run by Farmer Pete.  They are doing really well and Farmer Pete has reported that they are happily cheeping away and getting bigger already!  


As usual, please remember to check out this week's Home Learning Challenges on Tapestry.  If you have any queries, please get in touch through Tapestry or by emailing me on [email protected]


Have a great week and Mrs Peck and I will look forward to seeing some of the super learning you are doing at home on Tapestry.

Fluffy chicks

The chicks are a couple of days old now and are very happy in their new home.  They spend their time eating, drinking and sleeping as well as looking very cute of course! 


The brown chicks are girls and the yellow chicks are boys.  How many do we have of each?  How many are there altogether? 


Can you think of a good name for any of the chicks?  Have a go at writing your ideas down - I'd love to see them, so please post them onto Tapestry.   

They might look a little squashed and wet, but the baby chicks have been squashed up inside their shells for a while now.  They will soon begin to look like the fluffy chicks we know so well.  They are very tired as it takes a lot of effort to peck their way out of their hard shell.  They deserve a good rest.... 

The chicks have hatched!

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any queries or would like any further advice in how best to support your child's learning at home in phonics or any other area. 

[email protected] 

Here is some more information about the free, daily online phonics lessons.

Special Delivery!

We had a very special delivery in school today!  We are looking after some very special eggs for the next couple of weeks in school.  The eggs have to stay warm, so we need to keep them inside a special heated box called an incubator.  Can you guess what might happen to the eggs soon?  Watch this space to find out!  


Welcome back everyone into the new summer term!  I hope you have all had a lovely Easter break and haven't eaten too much chocolate!  


Our new topic this term is 'Bugs' and lots of the Home Learning Challenges will based around this, or you may want to delve a little deeper and embark upon a bug project of your own.


Thank you once again for all of the pictures and comments you are posting onto Tapestry.  It is always such is great way for us to communicate together, especially  during this difficult time.  Home Learning Challenges are set for Class 1 Monday to Friday during term time and are communicated via the 'Memo' feature.  You should also receive a notification each time a new memo is posted.  


Please continue to message me via Tapestry or alternatively I can be contacted via email on [email protected].sch.uk


Keep up the great work everyone and keep safe. 

Class 1

Hello to all of Class 1 and their families,


Hopefully you are all receiving the Home Learning Challenges via the Tapestry memos.  It would be really great if you could please upload photos/video of your child of your child completing their challenges or indeed, any other fun leaning they are doing at home.  Please remember to email me during school hours if you have any queries at all on [email protected]


Many thanks,

Mrs Wilford

Early Years Online Resources

A poem to share with children during this difficult time...

Good Morning Everyone!


Please have a look at the online safety pack below that would be beneficial (and fun) for you to do with your child, especially as lots of us may be using the internet much more at the moment. 



Rainbow Bear is staying at home just like you!  Look how she is keeping busy and having lots of fun!  Have you tried any of the things that Rainbow Bear is doing in the pictures?  Maybe she can copy some of the fun things you are doing at home?  Ask your grown ups to post pictures of them onto Tapestry so that she can see.....  

Check out the fantastic White Rose website for some great maths-based learning activities you can try at home...





Dear Families,


I hope you are all keeping well and safe at home; these are very strange times for us all indeed.  I hope that you are finding the home learning packs useful and they are giving you lots of ideas for you to try with your own children at home.  If you have any queries, or would like to share anything with me about your child, I can be contacted during school hours by email on [email protected]



As the weather looks to be good for the rest of the week, it would be great for children to get outdoors if they have access to a garden at home.  Can they draw a picture of 5 things that they can find in their garden?  This can be flowers, garden toys, creepy crawlies and more!  Can they have a go at writing a label for each of the things they have drawn using their phonics?  They could try making a repeating pattern with things they find outside - e.g. stone, leaf, stone, leaf etc. Maybe they can build a home for creepy crawlies or if they prefer, maybe a fairy or pixie den?  


It would be great if you could post any pictures/notes onto your child's Tapestry account to show the learning they are doing at home.  


Please also remember to try and read every day if possible - this can mean hearing your child read and/or them reading to you.  This is one of the most important things of all that you can do to support their learning. 


Take care everyone & stay positive. blush

Learning guidance for parents whose children will have to stay home because of Coronavirus.

 A huge WELL DONE to Class 1 for the 'Young Writer's recognition they received after entering a riddle writing competition.  The children each wrote a super riddle describing something of their choosing based using their senses.  For example:


I look sparkly white.

I smell like carrots and coal.

I sound crunchy.

I feel icy cold.

What am I?


........A snowman!


Each child has received a certificate and will all have their riddles published as a result!  Permission letters have already gone home to families about this.  


Well done Class 1, we are all so proud of you.  You are already achieving great things at the the start of your writing journey - continue to shine and reach for the stars! 

A visit from a doctor


We were really lucky to be visited by Dr Fincher today.  He talked to the children in Early Years about the role of a doctor and how they help people when they are poorly.  Dr Fincher also talked to us about the importance of washing hands to help us keep healthy and 'bug-free'.  This was supported by a super demonstration involving Mrs Eggerton and lots of green glitter!  Dr Fincher brought in some of his medical equipment for the children to have a closer look at and learn about how it is used.  A huge thank you to Dr Fincher and of course to Iris, who let us borrow her daddy.  The children in EYFS had a great time and learnt a lot about being a doctor. 

World Book Day 2020

Well done to all of the children in Class 1 for making such a fantastic effort to dress up as their favourite book character. 

Early Years celebrated Chinese New Year with style!  They tried lots of different activities, ranging from making paper lanterns and money wallets, to writing their name in Chinese, making dragon masks and drums.  They even had a go at eating rice with chopsticks - very tricky indeed!  Children finished off the day by taking part in a dragon dance, using the dragon's head they had decorated in the morning.  Much fun was had by all.  Kung hei fat choy! 
Class 1 loved catching and popping the bubbles outside.  We were trying to count and see who could pop the most bubbles!

Bubble Fun!

Reading Recommendations

Children in Need 2019


Children had lots of fun whilst raising money for Children in Need this year. We enjoyed making Pudsey Bear hats, spotty painting and baking and decorating spotty cakes - all whilst wearing our pyjamas!  That you to everyone for their generous donations.  


Please find the PowerPoint available below for parents and carers who were unable to attend our Phonics Information evening.  Please do not hesitate to speak with Mrs Wilford if you have any further queries regarding phonics or for ideas about how you can support your child at home. 

Making carrot and coriander soup

After reading 'Pumpkin Soup' and meeting Squirrel, Cat and Duck, Class 1 were keen to make their own soup too.  We used the internet to explore different soup recipes and talked about different kinds of soup we had tried at home and liked/disliked.  In the end, the children voted to make carrot soup and wrote a shopping list for the ingredients they would need.  The loved making the soup the next day and helped to peel, chop, mix, boil and blend!  The children all tried the soup with some bread and butter as a starter before their main course at lunch time.  There were mixed reactions as to whether they liked the taste or not - some saying it was 'yucky' but also many saying it was 'yummy' and 'delicious'.  However, they all agreed that they really enjoyed making the soup and would love to do it all again! 

Cursive letter formation guide with Percy Pencil

Welcome to Class One!

Where learning is an adventure...






Our first Woodland School adventure...

Gardening in our church garden

Extra P.E. with Miss Christopher!

Our first Woodland School together in Early Years!

Diwali Celebrations

Our visit to the church