Welcome to Hazel Class

Welcome to Hazel Class! We are a Year One class with a love for learning! Keep up to date with all of the fun things that we are doing in Hazel Class here on our page. For more information about life in Hazel Class, look at our latest newsletter.

Autumn 1 newsletter 2017

We start each day with a fun ‘wake and shake’. Have a look at the videos to see some of our amazing moves!


Who’s who?

Mrs Kay Dawson – Teacher

Mrs Jayne Grasby – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

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Mrs Jayne Grasby – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

Mrs Tina Chesterman – Higher Level Teaching Assistant

What we think

“I like doing the maths in Hazel Class because sometimes it is a bit tricky!”


“I love our classroom. I like the book corner the most!”


“I like doing writing in Hazel Class. We wrote the Little Red Riding Hood story.”


“We do exciting things like going on hunts in the forest area.”


Online Safety

At the start of the year, we worked together to come up with our own class ‘Online Safety Rules’. We discussed and wrote these together and they are displayed in our classroom.



Our Topics



This Autumn term our topic is Postcards from Around the World.

We have already found out about the different continents and oceans, looked at our local area using maps and created cloud pictures based on different artists and we are going to compare our location to a contrasting location in India.

For more information about our topic, look at our topic web.

Hazel Autumn topic web




We are spending time to secure our knowledge of place value. We are making sure that we are secure at place value with numbers to 10 before we apply that knowledge to larger numbers. These are the objectives we are currently working on:

  • count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number
  • count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s
  • given a number, identify 1 more and 1 less
  • identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least
  • read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words

Here are some pictures of us using practical maths skills and using objects to represent what we know.




We have already learnt and written the traditional story of Little Red Riding Hood. We had a great time learning the story along with the actions, describing the characters and thinking about what we would like someone to deliver to us if we were poorly like Little Red Riding Hood does for Grandma.

We are now going to look at Autumn poetry, investigating verbs using the -ing suffix and write our own Autumn poems. We started this with an Autumn walk, using our senses to look, listen, feel and smell for signs of Autumn. Look at our pictures!

Can you think of any verbs using the -ing suffix to describe how the leaves move in Autumn? There are stickers and house points up for grabs!





Each day we think about the things we are thankful for. What are you thankful for today?


“I am thankful for my family.”



“I am thankful for having a nice house to live in.”


“I am thankful for my friends.”


“I am thankful for the sun.”

Jack T


November – weather vanes and rain guages


Last week we made our weather vanes and rain guages so this week we headed out to the playground to find a got spot to put them. We discussed what would make the best place, where they wouldn’t be knocked over and where they would collect the best data. We decided that it was it was best to out them in the Millenium Garden. We have been out to check them each morning and recorded how much rain we have had (none all week!), if we have any wind and what the temperature is. WE have used weather symbols to record the weather each day too.

Hopefully we are going to use this to do some weather reports next!

November – WOW!

On Wednesday 1st November disaster struck Holly and Hazel Classes when Mrs Gosden and Miss Williams lost the keys to the classrooms. They were very worried about telling Miss Ball but she helped look for the lost keys. In the mean time, Holly and Hazel registered in the hall and began reading a story that Miss Williams had found. Miss Ball appeared, she had hunted high and low but still hadn’t found the keys so she went back to her office and sat on the keys – ouch!
So we took the keys and tried to get into Holly Class. We were in for a shock because we entered a winter wonderland! The keys had transported us! There was ice, a frozen waterfall and snowballs everywhere! We had a great time exploring and Miss Williams, Mrs Gosden, Mrs Grasby and Mrs Millett were attacked by snowballs!
After break time we decided that we would use our fantastic ideas and the story we had read to create our own worlds out of junk. We worked together in groups and created amazing worlds which were all very interesting. There were haunted houses, cafes, theme-parks and even a sweetie world. There were some fabulous teams made from a mixture of the two classes which meant that we could make more new friends and share our unique ideas.

Scan these QR codes with your phone to watch us making our models.


Diwali Day

What a great day we had! We started the day by coming together in the hall where we learnt a little bit about the celebration of Diwali and why it is celebrated. Then we received a message directly from India wishing us a happy Diwali! It was very exciting.
We went back to our classroom and used coloured rice to create Rangoli patterns. They were all incredibly beautiful and unique. Next we used clay to make our own Diva lamps. We put a tealight in them and decorated them with glitter and sparkles.
After break we got to work in Holly Class with Mrs Gosden! We made some chapati and coconut ice which is enjoyed as a special treat during Diwali celebrations.
Over the afternoon we created spice paintings and henna designs then learnt about the life of an Indian child living in New Delhi. We thought about how this is similar and different to our typical day.
To end he day, we all came together with out Diva lamps and colourful clothes and discuss the day. We also recorded a message to send back to India wishing our friends a happy Diwali.
It was a very memorable day!

Harvest Festival

We had a lovely time at the church performing ‘Let it Grow’! We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.