Norway – Year 1

Welcome to Norway Class!
Mrs Denham will be teaching from Monday – Wednesday and Mrs Bailey Thursday & Friday (supported by Mrs Purton). Here is some information you may require. If you have any questions please ask any of us at the end of the school day, and we will be happy to help.


Class List

Eliza, Roisin, Travis, Loris, Anabelle, Oscar, Marshall, Jessica, Chloe, Elosie-Savannah, Daisy-Mae, Ruby, Buddy, Ben, Jude, Gabriella, Louie, Alyssa-Grace, Scarlett, Brandon, Maciej, Ewan, Frankie, Zara, Leo, Travis, Noah, Harry, Plamena, Dylan & Antoine.

Morning and After School routines:

Morning routine:

The school gate opens from 8:35-8:45am for children to enter the classroom. If you arrive later than this please go straight to the office. The children will put away their belongings and start the morning with some board work to get them thinking!  If they have finished their reading book the basket is by their pegs for them to place it in. It will get changed that day.

After school:

The school day finishes at 3:30pm. The main gates to the playground are opened at 3:20pm. Please wait outside Norway Class to collect your child. To help your child and us, it is useful to wait in the same place each day. If your child is being collected by someone different than usual you must let that person know the password for your child as they will need to tell this to whoever is letting the children out at the end of the day.

Reading and Homework

Children will be given the opportunity to change their book every day if they wish, however they may also choose to reread a book for a second night. Please try to share a book daily with your child and encourage them to read regularly.
When your child has read 10 times they will receive a prize or 5 dojo points.


Norway Class will have P.E on a Wednesday – outdoors when possible !

P.E. kit list
• Named white t-shirt
• Named black shorts
• Named plimsolls or trainers
(Tracksuit bottoms and sweatshirts are optional. However, please be aware that we will be having some outdoor P.E. lessons.)

Our swimming lesson will be on a Thursday morning.

Swimming kit list

Swimming costume or trunks
· A towel large enough for your child to wrap around themselves (they need to briefly go outside between the changing rooms and the pool)
· Suitable, waterproof shoes e.g flip-flops, crocs etc
· A bag large enough to carry their uniform in
· Swimming hat or hair tied back for children with long hair

Please remember to name all of your child’s clothes.

Show and Tell

Children will be picked randomly the week before to do show and tell on the following Friday. This is to ensure that all children can have a go at sharing their news. Children can bring anything in that is special to them to share with the class. If children do extra learning at home please bring it in so that we can share it at other times.

Reward systems

We earn dojo points for good behaviour and learning. Each 50 dojo points is rewarded by a badge. We are trying to collect the whole set of dojo monster badges!

We also do maths challenges every couple of weeks where we can earn a maths badge and certificate each time we pass the next level of questions.

You might see us come home with a well done slip. This means we have been particularly brilliant in school today and want to tell you why!


Spring Term Learning- Relight My Fire & Pole to Pole

Here are some examples of all our great learning throughout the Spring Term.

We built our own houses and recreated the Great Fire of London!

We used paper folding techniques to create face art.

We explored making sun protection for a polar bear when he went on holiday in science week!

We are working on recognising coins and adding them together.

Summer Term learning

We have been visited by an orang-utan who wanted to show us what is happening to his home. We have adopted TimTom for a year. She lives in Borneo. We have been finding out where that is.

Year 1 Take a walk on the wild side Topic – Summer Term