Scarlet class

Welcome to Scarlet Class!

Scarlet Class is a Year 1 class of 30 fabulous children with two lovely teachers: Ms McGreer (Mon, Tues, Weds) and Ms Kowalska (Weds, Thurs, Fri). We have a great team of teaching assistants in Year 1: Ms Mitchell and Ms Bush.  Between everyone in Scarlet Class we can speak 12 different languages!  We work hard to be kind to each other, respecting our differences and sharing a great learning journey together – Go Team Scarlet. 

We have had a busy year so far: the Autumn term saw us learning about animals of different types, visiting Shepreth Wildlife Park for some hands-on experience, and writing our own animal-hunt story based on ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’.  Our maths focus has been on understanding and ordering numbers to 2, using lots of different resources to add and subtract.   We also made some gorgeous pictures based on the art of the French Impressionists, and took part in the Christmas Performance with a stunning rendition of ‘Celebration’ by Kool and the Gang.  Our writing has included poetry and stories, and we have written letters to Postman Sam, a friendly local postman, who kindly visited us to pick them up!  In the Spring term we learnt about toys from the past, using Traction Man as one of our core books, writing our own beach adventure for the mini-superhero!  We made our own travel game- a roll-up version of Noughts and Crosses, designing, making a mock-up and a final version in fabric.

What is a palaeontologist? 

Who was Mary Anning?

This half term our topic focus is History, Science and English as we find out about Mary Anning, the famous fossil finder.  We will be learning about what a fossil actually is, and just how old some are making a huge time-line in the playground, and exploring some real fossils.  This will lead onto work in Science about materials, finding out what different materials are like and describing them accurately.  In Maths we are making equal groups of numbers, counting in 2s, 5s and 10s and starting to explore multiplication and division through arrays.

General Information

In Scarlet class we love reading and try to read as much as possible. We encourage parents to read regularly with children and to record this in their reading record book. Children are expected to change their own reading book regularly from the colour banded selection in class as often as necessary, so please remember to bring your book bag every day.  Children will also bring home a school library book, which will be changed weekly.  Our usual library day is Wednesday, but this might change if necessary.

Our PE days are Tuesday (indoor) and Friday (outdoor).  Please keep PE kits in school so we can take advantage of opportunities on other days too.  PE kit consists of: shorts, joggers, t-shirt & long-sleeved top, trainers or plimsolls and spare socks – remember to name all clothing and bag clearly!

Children should have a water bottle in school so that we stay healthy and hydrated!  This should be named and brought home daily for cleaning.

If you have any questions about school, please contact the Office by phone, email or in person, or come and find us!