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 Kokori, Ms Sanchez and Ms Priyadarshini.  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!

Why do toys change over time? 

Why do we have teddy bears?

This half term our topic focus is History and Design and Technology as we find out about and make our own toys.  We will learn about toys in the past, how toys have changed over time, and which sort of toys are suitable for different age groups of children.  We will design and make our own fabric travel toy, learning how to sew in running stitch (wish us luck!).

In Maths we will be learning about numbers to 50, using what we already know about counting and ordering numbers to help us. In RE our learning focus is ‘Special Places’ as we think about places which are important to us and to those who follow a religious faith – of course one of the most special places has to be… Scarlet Class!

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!