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Hello Earth Class September 2020! I am Miss Reakes your new teacher and I am looking forward to meeting you.

Hello Earth Class!


Hope you are all having a great summer holidays. I can't wait to see you all soon!


Miss Reakes

Class Gallery 

Welcome to our class gallery, here is some fantastic work you have been doing! If you have something you'd like to share, please email it to Miss Reakes on our class email and it will be added to the gallery.




Earth Class Superheroes!

Some more of your fantastic work!

Here is some of your brilliant animations! Enjoy watching them!


Niamh's animation.mp4

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Pippa's animation.mp4

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Here is your fantastic work on Mary Anning.

Well done on your fantastic reports about Mary Anning. I have enjoyed reading about her amazing discoveries. Here is a gallery of your hard work.

PSHE- some ideas for emotional well-being

On-line Safety

Please watch the video (link below) with an adult and then answer questions about what you have watched.

Wincanton Book Challenge 2020
Here is a chance for you to share your favorite book with us, by completing a challenge which is similar to our usual take home tasks. Read the attached sheet and then send us a photo of your finished project. Use the Easter break to take your time and create an amazing project. Good luck
Earth Class phonics activities


This is a website we use at school to promote phonics learning in a fun and exciting way. Using this website the children can play games which embed the phonics level they are current on in their reading books.

During this time of home learning the website are allowing free access to the site using the following 

Username: march20

Password: home

Please spend 10 minutes a day to complete one of these sheets. If you read a phase 4 book you can choose which sheet to complete.

Paper copies can be found in the 'drop box' in the School's foyer if needed.

Children can do additional spelling and grammar work on the Planet Teach website.

Their passwords are inside their Reading Records.


Go to - type this into the browser without (www) as it is not yet nationally available.


The children have been shown this website in class but haven't had time to explore it is their chance to do this! As teachers we can see their progress via our teacher tab - good luck!

Earth Class spelling challenge part 1

By the end of year One the children should be able to spell the following words. They have been broken up into spelling families to allow the children to see patterns whilst learning them.

Your challenge is to try to learn them all!

Over this time of home learning pick a family group and try to learn them in a fun way - not all at once, but in manageable chunks! These words can be learnt outside or inside and do not need to be written in the home learning book.

Ideas to learn the spellings in a fun way:-

*write them with water using a paintbrush on an outside wall or patio

*write them in chalk (if you have any at home)

*write them as a rainbow - start in pencil and then choose a different colour to write over the top. Keep changing colour each time you write the word until it looks like a rainbow.

*make it using magnetic letters or scrabble game letters

*write them in coloured pens and pencils

*write them in a sentence in your home learning book

Earth Class spelling challenge part 2

Mrs Carswell's Alphabet Challenge

Joe Wicks daily exercise

30 Day Lego challenge

Blue Peter badge challenge


Please click on the link below to take you to the Parents Curriculum Support page where you will find the Reading Guide for Parents and Volunteer Readers.  This guide will provide you with helpful information and tips when reading with your child / children.

Curriculum Newsletters

Welcome to Earth Class!


Welcome to Year 1!


Your teacher in Earth Class is Miss Reakes and your teaching assistants are Mrs Young  and Miss Apsey.


Your new learning experience is  


Please see our curriculum newsletter at the top of page for more information






 Take home task


Hand in date:  


Learning Experience






How you can support your child at home


  • To read at home at least 5 times a week
  • To learn tricky words (Superhero word mat on class web pages.)
  • To recognise numbers 1-100, (100 splat square on class web pages.)
  • To complete weekly Maths homework to consolidate learning at home.
  • To complete the take home task: Children should have completed this with as little support as possible and be able to speak confidently about what they have done and how they achieved it.


If you have any questions about Year 1 please speak to a member of the Year 1 team who will be more than happy to help.

“Mercury enjoyed sharing stories with Earth class for World Book Day in their pyjamas during the afternoon.”

For our Hook Day we were excited to have a tour of the local Fire Station

We also enjoyed a visit to the Library.

And a visit to the Town Hall to meet the Mayor


Earth Class enjoyed a visit to the local Vets as part of their Hook Day.

Earth class welcoming some interesting animals from Longleat Safari Park as part of their Hook Day

Earth Class photo - Christmas with the Aliens play

HOOK DAY PHOTOS - Wellie Walk and Autumn activities.

On Friday the 21st June 2024 there will be a Mufti (non uniform) Day to support the PTA Summer Fete. The PTA are requesting the following items Reception: Cakes, Years 1 and 2: Bottles of any sort for a tombola and Year 3,4, 5 and and 6: Chocolate & Sweets. Thank you for your support.