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Thurstonland First School

Marsh Hall Lane, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire HD4 6XD

01484 666480

Class News


Welcome to the class page for Reception & Year 1.

Our morning activities focus on Phonics, English and Maths. Our afternoons are different each day:

Monday: Topic

Tuesday: Jigsaw and Reading

Wednesday: Computing and Dough Gym

Thursday: Indoor PE and RE

Friday: Outdoor PE

Sometimes our activities vary to accommodate special events. 

Design & Technology work

Reception & Year 1 class were excited to welcome Mrs Nuttall, a D & T teacher, to their class recently to help them work at creating mini robots! The children were helped to use various D & T equipment such as saws, vices, drills and screwdrivers to build their robots. Take a look at the pictures below - we're sure you'll agree they look amazing. Well done Reception & Year 1!!

Cross Country run

The pupils who took part in our first cross country running event of the year at Shelley College had a fantastic time representing our school! Just look at the smiley faces below! We are looking forward to many more sporting events in the future and are delighted that so many pupils took part and had a great time. Well done all!

Gardening Project

Reception & Year 1 pupils enjoyed their time in the school garden taking part in our whole school Grow to School project.

Fun at the Park

Reception & Year 1 pupils made the most of the dry weather we've had this first week back and accessed the play equipment on the park. Click on the pictures below to enlarge.

Easter 2021

Reception and Y1  have experienced some immersive learning days during the latter part of the Spring term, focusing on our RE and Spring topic.  Our learning has explored the Easter Story and how Christians celebrate at Easter time as well as symbols of new life during Spring.

The children have taken part in an egg hunt in the school garden (they found chocolate as well as pictures to show the different ways Christians celebrate Easter), they have made Easter nest buns and eaten hot-cross buns. They have also been busy completing Spring and Easter mindfulness colouring as well as making palm leaves and a hatching chick.

The Reverend Sean Robertshaw visited our class to share key events from the Easter Story and to lead us in some singing with his guitar!  The children showed great curiosity and respect during this learning. Well done!

Christmas Singing

We have been learning lots of different Christmas songs this half term - please watch this video to see us singing 'Up on the Rooftop'

Fun in the snow!

Just to tie in with our Christmas activities and festive fun the weather obliged by sending us some snow to enjoy in Reception & Year 1 class!

Rec & Yr 1 class Christmas 2020
Rec & Yr 1 class Christmas 2020

Shape & Pattern


We have been learning about shape and pattern in Reception. Do you like our Kandinsky inspired art?!

Remembrance Day

In class we have been learning about Remembrance Day and why it is an important day and time to remember and pay our respects.

We have used charcoal and pastels to make a picture of a poppy field and have also painted pebbles.

Shortly before 11am we went to the Memorial in the Village to lay our pebbles and place our class cross ready for the Villagers to see when they paid their respects.

Bonfire Night

Remember, Remember, the 5th November!

This week we have learnt about Bonfire Night and why we celebrate it. We have enjoyed lots of different activities including building the Houses of Parliament out of wooden blocks, making edible sparklers (yummy), and firework printing, which also including ripping techniques to create fire.

Harvest Festival 2020

As we were unable to hold our usual Harvest Festival in church this year we performed our songs in our classes and shared the videos with each other across the school - please take a look at our class performances below: -