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Class 1 2022 - 2023

Miss Chantelle Waite

Miss Chantelle Waite

Over the Rainbow


This half term our topic is ‘Over the Rainbow’ and we are exploring stories, songs and activities on this theme. In Literacy we are enjoying a call and response story based on the book ‘Elmer’ by David McKee. In Maths we have been enjoying counting rhymes and games. For example, we have been rolling dice to generate a number, then taking it in turns to throw that number of beanbags into the bucket! We have completed a number of different colour sorting and matching activities too, and have been exploring a new dance activity in PE sessions whereby we ‘paint rainbows’ waving our coloured scarves! 


We have also explored messy play with different coloured sensory materials ie green frozen peas, yellow custard and orange cous cous! In the afternoons we have had fun collaging rainbows and colourful Elmers, making rainbow windsocks and printing with different coloured objects. We have been learning about changes of state and have had fun experimenting with melting blocks of ice to retrieve hidden objects inside! We have been learning about the weather and how we dress for hot, cold and wet weather- we have had loads of fun exploring and playing out in different weather conditions, including the recent snow! We have liked looking back at photographs of this and identifying ourselves and our friends. 😊

In class one we strive to create a happy, safe, caring and stimulating environment where we can all learn and grow together 😊

Chantelle (class one teacher) and our lovely teaching assistants: Debra, Linda and Mikala

In class one we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Curriculum. For further information on the Early years foundation stage (EYFS) statutory framework please visit . Also see attached our Hillside EYFS Policy. 

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