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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: Art, DT or music depending on the half term

Wednesday: Computing and Dough Gym

Thursday: Handwriting activities, indoor PE

Friday: Outdoor PE

Sometimes our activities vary to accommodate special events. 

Remembrance day 2021


All pupils visited the Thurstonland war memorial on Thursday 11th November to pay their respects and reflect on the sacrifices made by those who served in the two world wars.

Reception & Year 1 pupils visited earlier in the day and left their painted stones and wooden memorial crosses at the memorial. They have also produced some beautiful poppy paintings as can be seen in the photos below.

Years 2,3,4 & 5 visited the memorial and observed the two minutes silence at 11am. Villager and friend of the school Tony Clifton played The Last Post followed by Reville, and pupils laid their wooden crosses from each year group along with a wreath on behalf of everyone at school. Alice Hosker also read out the poem Flanders Fields.

Year 1 science topic - All about me


We have loved learning about our bodies and our senses.  We have done some investigation to find out if the tallest child had the biggest feet.
We have also drawn around our bodies and labelled them.
We have become experts in our senses by doing lots of activities that used them.  We did this by playing sound bingo, tasking fruit pastels while blind folded and seeing if we could use our noses to sniff out certain scents. 


We enjoyed a really busy Harvest celebration in church with Reverend Sean leading us through the service. All the children sang beautifully and it was a lovely feeling to be back together as a school community.


In our English lessons we have really enjoyed learning the story, Rosie's Walk. It's a great book because they pictures tell you a different story to the words. Reception pupils made some amazing story maps and we worked as a class to tell the story using pictures. Tabitha did a great rendition without any help at all.


In art we have been busy colour mixing. We used the primary colours to make new colours. We had a lot of fun mixing the paint with our fingers and printing. Then we mixed new colours to create a colour wheel to share what we had learned.