Welcome to Smallman Class
We are one of the Year 1 classes at Beddington Park Primary School and we are called Smallman Class.
Smallman Class may seem like a strange name to you, but we are named after the famous author Steve Smallman! He has written books such as: ‘Dragon Stew’, ‘Too Hot to Hug’, ‘Hippobottymus’ (which is our favourite!), ‘The Monkey with the Bright Blue Bottom’, ‘A Hug for Humphrey’ and ‘The Lamb who Came for Dinner’. There is a quote on the outside wall in the playground from this last book ….. can you find it?
We have a bright, colourful classroom with lots of resources around the class to help us. Our work we do at home is displayed proudly at the front of the class for everyone to see.
We learn through different topics so our learning is always very cross-curricular. Our topic this term is Happily Ever After.
As we are growing, we are developing our independence. In English, we look at lots of different stories and relate to different characters and themes. We also learn about poems, instructions and have comprehension lessons which help us to understand important messages within our books.
In Maths, we are developing our understanding of numbers through fun activities. We use number lines and hundred squares to help us to count on and back. We also use clocks, cubes and shapes.
In Science, our topic is Animals – including humans. We will be focusing on life cycles and different animal groups, as well as looking at the human life cycle and how our bodies change.
We have a Year 1 class bear called Benny that will come and stay with you and your family for the weekend. Please do not forget to give him lots of cuddles and keep him safe!
Please visit the Smallman Gallery to see what we have been learning so far this year…..
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Comments From Our Community…
My child is making excellent progress. Very happy with ethos of school. Very dedicated staff – excellent leadership team.
Very happy with my son’s development at the school. Great staff, lovely school with a lovely atmosphere.
Best decision I made.
Very pleased with my son’s progression in his speech, as this was my biggest concern coming into a new school.
He loves coming in each day.