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Class 1

Week Beginning 6.7.20


Hello everyone!


Well... here we are in July! How did that happen? It really is the countdown to the summer holidays now! It was lovely to see some of you back at school when I was in on Friday- I had missed those faces so much! For those of you at home, it won't be long until we are all reunited.


I hope you all had a lovely week? My week was exciting as it was Phoebe's 6th birthday on Tuesday. Unfortunately, the weather wasn't very nice that day but we made up for it by having a 'Mad Hatter's Tea Party' indoors as Phoebe loves Alice in Wonderland! Of course we also had lots of cake!


The theme for the home learning this week is robots! I look forward to seeing some junk model robots and robot dances!- don't forget to show us what you've been up to by emailing us or posting on Facebook.


Lots of love

Mrs Boulton


Week Beginning 29.06.20


Good Morning Class 1!


I can't believe it's nearly the end of June already! I hope you all had a lovely week? It was very hot, wasn't it! My children had the paddling pool out and enjoyed lots of ice lollies in the garden!- what did you do to stay cool? 


I hope you are all ready for an adventure as this week's theme is..... DINOSAURS!! I know lots of you will enjoy this topic!


This week is particularly exciting as our lovely school is finally able to open its doors and welcome some of you back! I hope those of you that are going back this week have a wonderful time and enjoy being reunited with some of your friends. For those of you at home, I hope you have a brilliant week and don't forget you can let us all know what you've been up to by emailing our class email address or posting on the Moorsway or Shaugh Prior Facebook pages.


Lots of love,

Mrs Boulton

Week beginning 22.06.20


Hello Class One,


I hope you are all well and have enjoyed a fun weekend celebrating your lovely dads and grandads! I had a lovely time with my dad and brother flying my dads new drone! It was fun to fly around. I think we will have lots of fun playing with it over the summer. Did you do anything fun to celebrate?


This week, your home learning is based around the human body! I am sure you will have lots of fun learning. Don't forget to check out operation Ouch on CBBC.


I hope you are all keeping safe and having fun.

Lots of love to you all,

Miss Gilberthorpe x

W/B 15.6.20


Hello Class One!


I hope that you're all well and have had a lovely week. I know some of you enjoyed being at Cornwood last week and I'm pleased to see you even managed a few dips in the pool! I'm missing you all lots and can't wait until we are all back together again. 


This week, the theme for our home learning is farming. We thought this was a very appropriate topic as lots of teachers and children within our federation either live on a farm or own farm animals. Do you have a favourite farm animal?


Don't forget to send us pictures of your wonderful learning to our class email address, or Moorsway Facebook page- we love to see what you've been up to!


Stay safe,


Mrs Boulton x

Hi Class One,

How are you all? I hope you have had a good week. It has been a little colder this week hasn’t it? I have enjoyed a few cooler walks with Ralph as he was quite uncomfortable in the heat. He has been enjoying chasing the swallows at Saltram. Thankfully, he never catches them but he spends ages darting across the fields.

Mr Hall sent an email home last week about what Shaugh Prior will look like in September. I am really sad that I won’t get to see your smiling faces each morning but I am sure you will totally love working with Mrs Boulton and Mrs Moss. We have already planned lots of opportunities for us to work together. I am excited about a new challenge at The Erme and know that you will all make Mrs Boulton and Mrs Moss just as proud as you make me each day.

This week, some of you are returning to school at Cornwood and some of you are staying at home. We have planned some activities based around the ocean. Maybe you could even take a trip to the seaside soon.

Please continue to send me updates, photos or wow moments to our class email or upload it to our Facebook page.

Keep safe.

Lots of love,

Miss Gilberthorpe

Week 7 - W/C 01.06.20

Hello everyone,

I hope you have had a wonderful half term. The weather has been super kind to us. What have you all been up to? I see Ella has been lounging in her pool and enjoying a game of tennis.

Ralph and I have had a busy week on the water near our house. Ralph is no good at sunbathing so we head straight for the water to paddle around. I am going to miss our early morning dips when we have the beach to ourselves. I have been also been busy writing your reports. I have really enjoyed looking back at our year together. You have all done very well and should be super proud of yourself. I know we are all very proud of you.

This week’s home learning is … space! I know how much you all enjoyed our topic last year so I am sure you will be able to teach your family lots and hopefully learn something new! Did anyone see the rocket that went into space over the weekend? Can you imagine how that feels?

I hope you are all well and enjoying your time at home. I hope to see you all soon either in person or via Zoom!

Stay safe. Have fun and wash your hands!

Lots of love,

Miss Gilberthorpe

Week 6 - W/C 18.05.20

Hello everyone,

I hope you have all had a fun week. What have you been up to? Ralph and I have enjoyed a few adventures this week now we are allowed to go a little further. We have been to Mothercombe beach and South Milton. Ralph had a great time running in the sand and splashing in the waves. There were lots of people paddle boarding at South Milton. It looked fun but maybe a little chilly to be in the sea yet.

This week, we have planned a jungle themed week. I hope you enjoy having a go at a few of the suggested activities. You might have some ideas of your own. If you do I would love to see them. You could ask an adult help you email them to me or add them to our Facebook page.

I am super excited about our Zoom meeting next week. You should have all received an email with the information. It will be great to see you all and hear about what you have been up to!

I hope you are all well and enjoying time at home with your families. I am counting down the days until we are all back together for some summer fun!

Stay safe. Have fun.

Lots of love,

Miss G x

Week 5 - w/c 11.05.20

 Hello, everyone!

I hope you have had a fun week in the sun and enjoyed the sports topic! I had a go at skipping with my new skipping rope. It was lots of fun! I will be ready to join in with all the games on the playground when we return to school! Ralph and I haven't been on as many adventures this week as he has been a little too hot to walk for too long.He gets hot so quickly! We have enjoyed walking down to the water each evening though. He loves it when I throw sticks in the water. He puts his whole face in like a duck! He has enjoyed meeting up with the brown cows on our daily walks too. I think they must be friends as the herd of cows always come and give him a little kiss!

This week, our home learning theme is ‘Superheroes!’ We are seeing lots of superheroes at the moment in our community. The doctors and nurses making people better, everyone who are working so hard to make sure we have food in our cupboards and of course your super mums and dads working hard to not only be your parents but also be your teachers!

Here are some pictures of the walks Ralph and I have been on this week. I’d love to hear if you have been on any adventures.

Missing you all so much!

Lots of love,

Miss G and Ralph xxx


Week 4 - WC 04.05.20

Good morning!

I hope you have had a good week and enjoyed exploring mythical creatures! This week is all about sport. Lots of opportunity to get out and about and think about how you can keep fit and healthy!

I have been busy this week baking a cake for one of my very best friends. It was a very big cake and colourful cake to celebrate her birthday. I delivered the cake to the end of her garden and sang Happy Birthday very loudly. We are already planning a fun adventure to celebrate her birthday when it is safe. I wonder what she would like to do. As well as making cakes and walking Ralph I have started running so I can run with my brother when her returns from America. I am getting better slowly and enjoying trying something new. I would love to know if you are trying something new.

I am pleased to see that you are all well and working hard for mum and dad. It is such a funny time for everyone at the moment that it is important we all try our best. I am sure our pomp pom jar is going to be overflowing when we return.

Don’t forget to use our class email to email me. It doesn’t have to be about school work!

Renaissance Learning are making access to myON e-book library freely available for children at home.  This website will allow children to access at home, on tablet and laptop, an e-library of over 6000 books which is amazing! The link is as follows:



Keep safe.

Missing you all lots and lots.

Love Miss Gilberthorpe.

A message from Mrs Boulton - 04.05.20


Hello Class 1, I hope you are all keeping safe and well? It feels like a very long time since I’ve seen you all and I’m missing you very much. I’ve been enjoying seeing all the lovely learning and activities that you’ve been sending via email and Facebook- it’s wonderful to see your happy, smiling faces!

I’ve been keeping busy helping Phoebe with her home learning and trying to come up with new and exciting ways to entertain George. I know you all love it when I tell you stories of the mischievous things George gets up to so I thought I’d tell you about his new obsession with woodlice! We seem to have lots of woodlice in our garden at the moment and George loves them. However, he insists on calling them ‘mouse’ no matter how many times we tell him otherwise! He follows them around the garden having little conversations with them, saying things like; “Hello, mouse! Oh, mouse is so cute! Where are you going mouse?” It’s been making us laugh a lot! I’d love to hear any funny stories that you have from the last few weeks!

I hope you all have a lovely week and have fun trying out some sports themed activities!

Stay safe,

Lots of love, Mrs Boulton x


VE Day Competition 

If you would like to enter have a look at the details below

Have fun,

Miss G x

VE Day Competition

Week 3. W/C 27.04.20


Hello Class 1.

How are you all? I can't believe how long it has been since we have seen each other. I cant wait to be back with you! I love seeing your posts of Facebook. Joe, you are getting so good at drawing and Ella your song made me so happy. I loved your pirate outfit too.


I have had another lovely week at home. I am really enjoying baking again. I have been on a bit of a pie mission this week. I've made an apple pie, a chicken pie and then an apple crumble for some of my family who live close by! They were very pleased with a little doorstep surprise! I have enjoyed walking Ralph in the woods this week. I just love the bluebells and wild garlic. Have you seen any? Ralph has had great fun chasing squirrels. I'm not sure they had as much fun! Naughty puppy!


This week, we have planned another super fun week. This week is all about mythical creatures! I hope you have fun. Don't forget to upload them to our Facebook page or email me on a special class email address.


I hope you and your families are all well.

Lots of love,

Miss Gilberthorpe and Ralph. xxx


Home Learning- Week 2 ( WB 20.04.20)


Hi everyone,


I hope you enjoyed your first week of home learning! Did anyone else find that they just wanted to eat chocolate all week?! I have finished my two Easter eggs now. Ralph was a little sad that I didn't share any with him. He thinks he is allowed chocolate as he is a chocolate Labrador!!


I had a very quiet week as I was a little bit poorly with tonsillitis. I am all better now after lots of sleep and some medicine from the doctor. I used the time to have duvet days and drink extra cups of tea! I was really excited on Thursday to find out that we have 5 new children joining our class in September! I cant wait for you to join our Class 1 family.


Thank you Ella for my video! I promise I am not lonely at all.  Thanks for your email, Archie. It sounds like you have been super busy. Camping in the garden sounds fun. I have been enjoying taking part in quizzes with my family and the other teachers. This evening, my bother is hosting a quiz. Lots of my family and friends are joining in too. See if you can find where they live on the map. My bother lives in New York, another friend in joining from New Zealand, another from Colombia, one from Buenos Aries and then a few from different parts of England. I think it is very clever that being so far away we can all talk!


Did you all manage to sing 'Happy Birthday' loud enough for Liam to hear you? I hope you had a great birthday, Liam and ate lots of cake. I know mummy is very good at cake!


This weeks learning is all about Pirates! I hope you enjoy it. I wonder if any of you could make your own ship!


I can't wait to see you all soon.

Stay safe.

Lots of love,

Miss Gilberthorpe xxx

Home Learning - 13.04.20

Hi Class 1,


I hope you have all had a wonderful Easter and that the Easter bunny managed to find you and deliver you some tasty chocolate. I was very pleased to see that he found me! Easter eggs are my favourite. I was very naughty and ate one of mine for breakfast! Shhh! I have had a lovely week in the sun. Ralph has been getting very hot so we had to buy him a paddling pool!


I am really sad that we don’t get to see each other this week and start the beginning of the summer term. I am missing you and your families so much! I really hope it is not long until we are reunited and we can get back to having all our Class 1 fun. Please continue to share anything you get up to on the Moorsway Facebook page if you can. I love to see your faces pop up! You can also email anything to Mrs Bruce on the admin email and and she will forward it on to me. I have enjoyed seeing Lara’s marble run, hear about Ella’s lost teeth and see Issac’s Forest School den! I am so pleased to see that you are all happy and safe.


Every Monday, I will set you some work that will be in a very similar format. You will be given a PowerPoint that will have a maths, spelling, phonics and reading task for you to do each day; these are only short, snappy tasks as I know that learning at home is very different than being in school. 

Each week, I will also upload a Word document that will have suggested activities for English, Science, Topic (History, Geography, RE) and Art/DT. There will be 5 suggested activities for each subject that you could do each day IF you wish; however, you may choose to only do 2 from a certain subject and then three from another each week, and that's fine too! You can choose which activities you do and when/ if you do them at all. Please don't feel that you have to do all of them, this is just lots of suggestions!


I can’t wait to hear from you all.


Stay safe, have fun and start planning all the things when we are back together!


Lots of love,

Miss Gilberthorpe


Happy Easter Holidays!

Well done, everyone! You have survived the first week of this new adventure. I have loved seeing photos of you all on Facebook. As soon as we are back, I think Liam should bake us a cake, Isaac should build us a den and Lara can read us all her lovely story about 'Love Birds'. Keep sending me photos of what you are up to. I love seeing them.


Ralph and I have had a quiet week. We've enjoyed going for long walks from our house so far we have found a hidden beach, a secret forest and lots of nice houses!  On Thursday, we joined our neighbours on our doorsteps to clap the NHS workers. Some people even let off fireworks. Over the weekend, I am going to plant some flowers and bake a cake.


I am missing you all so very much and can't wait to be back with you all soon. Stay safe, stay home!


Love, Miss Gilberthorpe


Hello Class 1, Mrs Boulton here!


We’ve made it through our first week! I hope you are all well and have been enjoying the lovely sunshine we’ve been having.

I’ve been keeping busy at home with my little family. George has been full of energy as usual and I’ve been helping Phoebe with her home learning- it’s been very strange swapping a classroom for the kitchen table! Every morning we’ve been joining Joe Wicks for his live PE lessons to keep us active and get us motivated for the day. We’ve also been enjoying a bit of baking and having lots of fun in the garden!

I’ve loved seeing all the photos of what you’ve been getting up to at home on our Moorsway Federation Facebook page - keep them coming!

I’m missing you all lots and am looking forward to seeing you all again soon.

Have fun and stay safe! x

Home Learning Adventure - Week 1

Hello Class One!

This is a very odd Monday morning and not the one any of us could have imagined! I always tell you I want your learning to be an adventure so let’s make the next few weeks just a different kind of adventure. I hope you all celebrated your lovely mummies yesterday for Mother’s Day! I had a lovely day with mine in the garden planting some flowers and seeds. Ralph was very clever and even managed to write a card!!

I have given mum and dad some ideas of things that you can do this week to start us off on this adventure. You might have to take my job as teacher some of the time to show mum and dad how we do things in school! Make sure you listen to them and work as hard for them as you do for me! They will tell me if I need to add another pomp pom to our party jar!!

If you have anything you would like to share with me, Mrs Boulton, Mrs Josee or Miss Hawke just ask an adult to email or message the Shaugh Prior Facebook page and I will be sure to reply! Have fun and stay home! I want to be back in our classroom with you all as soon as possible!!


Miss Gilberthorpe  x



Welcome to the Spring Term!



This term, we are going to develop our knowledge of multiplication and division. We will use a range of images, resources and manipulatives to support our learning and explain our understanding to our friends using the correct vocabulary. We will count in 10s, 2s and 5s and apply this to real life problems.



We are enjoying developing our writing through a range of activities. We are learning to write instructions for other children to follow and writing a stories to engage and entertain our friends. We are all working very hard on our handwriting and editing our work to make sure it is the best it can be.



To celebrate the Mayflower 400, we are going to learn about the adventure from Plymouth to America. We will role play, learn about how boats have changed and learn about some of the passengers on the boat.



This term, we will learn about wild and garden plants. We will explore the local area and collect data about the most common plant. We will learn about what plants need to grow and investigate the best conditions for growth. We are excited about planting out our vegetable garden again soon and look forward to using our produce to cook delicious meals.

Paignton Zoo




Our New Classroom!


We are so proud to present our new classroom to you all. After months of planning and building, the classroom is ready for our children. As a school, we worked hard to create a calm, engaging classroom where all children would be inspired to work and play. Displays are used to present the children's learning and next steps and  bases have been created for children to explore areas of learning.

The Bossy King!

This December, the children performed their annual nativity for family and friends!



             Amazing Adventures! 


This term, is all about adventures! We begin the term taking a trip into history as we explore how transport has changed since 1900. We will look at pictures, watch videos and ask our family and friends what they remember from the past. In English, we will be reading stories, poems and information books about cars as we inspire ourselves to write our own texts! We are very excited about our federation trip on a train in October.


 After half term, we continue our topic by exploring our local area as we investigate the weather and seasons. 


Have a a look at our topic web!

Autumn Term Topic Web 2019

Our Autumn Adventure So Far...

Summer 2019

This term, we are going to be learning about plants, seeds and trees. We will learn name of different plants that we find in the wild and in our very own gardens at home and school. We will take part in planning our very own investigations to find out what plants need to grow.

We are very excited to have our own vegetable patch in our garden. We are planning on growing vegetables and flowers that we can use in Forest School recipes and in our lessons.

In English, we are going to learn the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and use the structure to write our own rags to riches stories.



Spring 2019

We can't wait to get started on our topic for this term, 'Out of This World'!  Please take a look at the topic web below to find out more about some of the fantastic learning opportunities planned for everyone to enjoy!

Maths in Class 1


We love maths in Class 1, whether it's numbers, weight, shapes or measure - in fact, just anything MATHS!






How to Catch Santa!






This term, we will be counting forwards and backwards in ones, twos, fives and tens. We will be consolidating our knowledge of place value and the value of each digit in a 2-digit number. In addition to this, we will also continue to practise our addition and subtraction skills and we will begin to use simple multiplication in the form of repeated addition. We will be securing our recall of basic number facts. Also we will learning about money including making amounts in different ways.

Little Red Riding Hood!


This half term, we are enjoying learning the story of Little Red Riding Hood. We love using giant story maps to retell the story or acting it out in our very own role play room!

Class 1

We have a great time in Class 1 - just look at our smiles!

The Enormous Turnip

Autumn Term 2018

We have been learning the story ‘The Enormous Turnip' and to help us learn and remember the text we take part in lots of fun activities to help us internalise the language . So far, we have used actions to help us remember the tricky parts, made salt dough characters to use in our small world area, had a giant tug of war to imagine pulling the enormous turnip out of the ground, hot seated some of the characters to find out more about them and, finally , retold the story in our very own Enormous Turnip books!


making salt dough story characters
hotseating story characters
tug of war - up popped the enormous turnip!
Class 1 Forest School

Children in Class One enjoyed a journey through our deep dark woods, making sure all members of the group were feeling safe. We worked hard to find the safest way back to the rest of the class.

Here are some of the other fun things we got up to!


Observing changes
Taking time to think about how we feel.
Talking about the changes we notice.

Seasonal Changes!

We had great fun learning outdoors and thinking about how the windy weather affects what we wear. We used all of our senses to work out how we know the wind exists even though we can’t ’see’ it!

Happy Birthday, NHS!


For the remainder of the summer term, Class 1 will be learning about the NHS and celebrating its 70th birthday! 


Please click on the link below to find out more about this fascinating topic!

Operation Survival 

This term, our topic is 'Operation Survival'. We will learn about the trees and animals in our local woodland. 



We have spent the last few weeks, learning about Easter. We have learnt why and how Christians celebrate the festival. We have designed our own Easter gardens, made Easter cards for our neighbours, bakes hot cross buns and created some rather spectacular Easter bonnets for our parade. 



Hot cross buns
Our learning journey so far

Spring 2018


This term, we will be looking at the continent of Africa with a particular focus on Kenya.  Please have a look at the topic web below for more details of the aspects we will be learning about.



Designing clothes
Designing clothes
Designing clothes
Designing clothes
Designing clothes
African masks
Maasia mud huts


During December, we learnt about Christmas and the ways people celebrate. We worked hard to learn our lines for the nativity 'A King is Born', enjoyed a special Christmas dinner with our friends and had a great time at the theatre watching a show. On the last day of term , we had a great Christmas breakfast with our elf Wilf.


Breakfast with Wil;f the elf
Handmade advent calender
EYFS decorated one of our trees
Wreath making
Melting snowman biscuits
A tasty treat

A King is Born - Class 1 Nativity 2017

Below are some photographs of our Nativity, 'A King is Born,' that we performed for our friends and families at St Edwards Church in Shaugh Prior. 






We are making wonderful progress in our maths. We love playing games to test our maths knowledge.

Learning Makes Us Happy!


Celebrating learning is very important in class 1. Each day we share our achievements with our friends.

The Great Fire of London!

This half term, we have been learning about the Great Fire of London. We have learnt about how the fire started in a bakery in Pudding Lane and spread across London burning down thousands of houses. Our photos below show our exciting learning journey.

EYFS children exploring colour
We enjoyed making bread like Thomas Farriner
Baking Bread
We met a firefighter
Hot seating Samuel Pepys
Hot seating Samuel Pepys
Investigating explosions
We learnt about the houses that burnt in 1666
Guided Reading
We enjoy talking about books

Welcome to the autumn term!


During the autumn term, we will be learning about food and the food we can eat to keep our bodies strong and healthy. We will investigate lots of different food from all over the world and from a range of cultures. With the help of local producers, we are looking forward to finding out where our food comes from. We will design, make and evaluate recipes for our friends and families to enjoy.



In maths, we will practise counting in lots of different ways from lots of different numbers. We will practise writing numbers in words and numerals up to 100 (20 EYFS). We will learn to represent numbers though drawings, objects, pictures and the number line.  We will learn to add and subtract numbers and recall our number facts.



In English, we will write for a range of purposes. We will write recipes, labels and menus for our friends and families. We will read recipes to help us create some tasty treats to help us grow up big and strong. Each day, we will take part in phonic activities to help us recognise letter sounds to help us read and write. We will enjoy guided reading sessions with our friends, giving us time to talk about what we have read.


Have a look at our topic webs for the autumn term;

Introducing the newest members of Class 1!


This September, we have welcomed 4 new children into our class. We cant wait to share our learning journey with our new friends!

Celebrating the end of KS1

The year 2 girls and I celebrated the end of KS1 with a special party. We sat together and made each other necklaces and remembered all the fun times together. We laughed about all our adventures and looked forward to the new adventures ahead.

The Summer Term in EYFS/KS1!

This term, we learnt all about Shaugh Prior. Over the term, we have explored and investigated the local area by creating our own maps and recording the weather each day. In Science, we continued learning about plants and trees  and tended to our vegetable patch.



This term, we developed our knowledge of numbers to 100. We learnt to recognise, order and identify missing numbers in order to support our knowledge of place value. We continued to develop our ability to understand addition, subtraction, division and multiplication using one and two digit numbers. We spent time exploring money to help us by ourselves a delicious ice cream at the Eden Project.



In our English lessons, we will wrote poems about the sounds of Shaugh Prior based on the poem 'Noises off' by Gervais Phinn.  We wrote letters about our school and asked questions about other schools to see if we had any similarities. By the end of the term, we  created a fact file on Shaugh Prior to encourage more people to come to the area.



What a term it has been! Well done to everyone for their hard work!


We used our money to buy ourselves an ice cream to cool down after exploring the rainforest at the Eden project. We used our knowledge of money to pay with the correct coins and check our change. Everyone was so impressed with how polite we were.

Class 1 vs ice cream

We had a wonderful day at the Eden project to celebrate the end of another fabulous year. We searched the biomes for Moana from the recent Disney film. We found her house, boat and even her dirty washing! We loved waking on the wobbly bridge. Our feet were very tired by the end of the day so we jumped on the land train back to meet class 2.


A gentleman summed up our year perfectly;


'What a lovely, happy class. You are a very lucky teacher" (Eden project visitor)

Eden Project - Searching for Moana.

A walk through Shaugh Prior.

Poetry By Post!

Introducing PC Pete and Mrs Countryside!

Mrs Countryside
Keeping an eye on our vegetables
Gardening club scarecrows

Super Subtraction

How does your garden grow?