East Grinstead, West Sussex

Class R

Three Little Pigs - we have made a LOT of houses this week. I do hope the big bad wolf doesn't come to blow them down!

First week back - Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Class R had a lovely time at St. Mary's Christmas Celebration yesterday!

Class R loved completing the Santa Circuit today! A huge well done to Sports Crew for leading it. Head over to our Sporting Achievements section to see more photos.

Christmas continues in Class R with their Nativity, Santa's Wrapping Workshop and the Christmas Post Office.

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...


Despite the sudden drop in temperature, Class R are still enjoying their outdoor learning opportunities as well as staying warm indoors.

You can see by these photos how much Class R and Class 6 both cherish their buddy time!

Since returning to school, there have been lots of celebrations! It started with Diwali when we made and decorated diyas. We moved onto making firework pictures for Bonfire Night. Then our thoughts turned to Remembrance Day which we decorated biscuits to look like poppy flowers.

Class R turned into athletic astronauts last week!

Class R were so excited to show Class 6 their learning journal of all their hard work they have done over the past 7 weeks. Their Class 6 buddy wrote a lovely comment next to their favourite piece of work. Obviously, they were able to have some quality time with each other after that!

Class R became scientists for the week where they learnt about capacity and mass and began to compare two amounts.

Class R have loved learning about symmetry, repeating patterns and money.

Class R loved the fruit tasting!

Class R loved their wicket cricket session with Darren from Sporting Dreams

We went on an autumn walk with our Class 6 buddy this week. We worked through a checklist to see which autumn items we could find on the field.

This week, we have been reading 'The Little Red Hen' to fit with the theme of harvest. The children were very brave and sang beautifully to the other year groups during the Harvest celebration service today. They have also enjoyed making hand print hens with Miss Peach.

Class R would like to say a huge thank you to the East Grinstead fire fighters who came to see us, teach us about fire safety and show off their cool gadgets. I'm sure lots of the children now want to be fire fighters when they grow up.

Class R have loved their visit from their buddies this week!

What a fantastic afternoon we have had celebrating Class R joining the St. Mary's community. We would like to say a huge thank you to all the mummies and daddies who joined us; as well as, a big thank you to Class 6 for helping us settle in so well to St. Mary's.

We went exploring this week to see what the big children's playground looks like!

The Class R children were very excited to meet Fr. Adam. They have thoroughly enjoyed getting to play alongside him in their classroom and, even more so, listening to his story in their first church visit today. Some children were lucky enough to be chosen to be actors to retell Fr. Adam's special story.

Lunch at 'big school' was a hit with all the children! They loved ordering their food and getting to pick their own pudding. When they heard about fish and chips Friday, they all cheered with excitement.

The children have thoroughly enjoyed their stay and play sessions and their enthusiasm for being at big school has continued into this week too. I'm sure they are all looking forward to staying for lunch tomorrow!