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Our Pirate Visit!

Forest School

Imperial Class have been learning all about the Royal Family and discussing the upcoming wedding. We acted out our own wedding. Take a look at our videos and our super cute couple!


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The Royal Wedding

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This week the children have been learning all about Capacity! We have been using the vocabulary full, half full, half empty, nearly empty and empty! The children have enjoyed exploring capacity inside with pasta and using our outdoor area exploring with water.

Maths - Capacity

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Term 5 has arrived and the children have made so much progress this year! We are now starting our new topic which is ‘Commotion in the Ocean’. We will be reading and exploring the story The Rainbow Fish!

Term 5

What a super term we have had! Imperial Class have worked extremely hard. They have made some lovely shape patterns this week and used some mind blowing language when making their play dough.









Our learning this week

Clyde come to meet Imperial Class!

WOW! We have finished our text map and we are now writing out stories. Please enjoy looking through our story writing and watching our text map recording

Story Telling!

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Our amazing story writing

We have been learning to take-away this week and learnt some new vocabulary less, equal, subtract and fewer. We enjoyed using real cupcakes to take-away and then as a nice treat we got to eat these as we did some super subtraction!! 

Super Subtraction

This week we are still learning the story 'Whatever Next'! We have been thinking about materials and what is the same and different about some materials, we created our own space helmets like baby bear does in our story.

Our Space Helmets!

This week we have been reading the story 'Whatever Next' children have enjoyed creating a text map of this and putting actions together. We have been retelling the story using puppets and inviting our friends to come and watch us.

Whatever Next!

Happy New Year! Welcome back to a new term. Our new topic is called 'To infinity and beyond!' This term we will be learning all about space and Aliens.

The children have been very busy working hard wrapping presents in our Elf workshops, we have been writing letters to Father Christmas and posting these in our class letter box.


We now have our own play dough making machines in our classroom, come and look at what colour play dough we have made this week.

Christmas Activities

Playdough Making

The children had a fabulous week visiting the windmill, we enjoyed learning all about how to make flour from the grains. It was amazing to see this in real life after exploring the story 'The Little Red Hen'.

Windmill Trip

Newsletter 24th November

This week the children have enjoyed writing Elephants facts and in Maths they have been learning about measuring height. The children had lots of fun organising themselves into height order and finding out who is the shortest and tallest.

Measuring ourselves

Imperial class have been learning about their own environment and discussing how this may vary from an Elephants environment. The class have created some super 3D bedrooms using lots of different materials.
It has been lovely to see so many children reading at home and reaching to 10 reads, keep up the brilliant work children. Remember you get to take home your own 'Red Ted' when you reach 50 books!

Star of the week


A big well done to Usman for settling into our class so well and making friends. This week we have chosen for Cody to be our star of the week for his super behaviour, keep it up Cody!  

Newsletter 6th October

Body Parts

This week the children have explored the story Elmer, they have been labelling Elmer's body parts and their own body parts. The children could name head, arm, leg, feet and many more parts. Well done children!
The children have created super patterns in Maths using pencils, toy animals, toy vehicles and lego.Can you create and describe a pattern?


The children have enjoyed construction work in our outdoor learning area, if you need anything fixed please call for Imperial class.

Star of the week

Daniellius was a super friend this week, he used kind hands and followed all class rules.

He will also be celebrating his birthday this weekend ' Happy Birthday Daniellius!!'

Happy Birthday

This week the children have loved their first full week in Imperial class. The children have loved exploring with slime with shiny letters in our sensory tray. They have been measuring their friends and themselves. Can you guess who was the tallest? The children got very creative whilst making their own bed time stories. I was amazed to hear them count so well, we used pegs on hangers to count and matched number card and numicon.


Well done to all the children that read their first reading book at home this week.


What a fantastic week it has been and I am sure the children are ready for a nice rest ready to start again on Monday!!


Please enjoy watching our slide show of all the fantastic learning that took place this week.

Star of the week


This week we have had a number of children that received the star of day so a big well done to the following children for fantastic behaviour and using kind hands all the time; Demi-Grace, Xianna, Daniellius and Torin.

Learning Letter 22nd Sep 2017

Welcome to Imperial Class! I am your class teacher Mrs Bratch and we also have Ms Cullen who will be working with us. You have all done so well in your first week and I am looking forward to exploring, having fun and learning new things with you and at times getting messy!


On this page you will find photos and information about our current learning and any important dates you need to remember.


Term 1

This term our topic is  'The wonderful things you will be' and this focuses on you and things and people that are important to you. We will learn about your family, your likes and dislikes and the things that interest you. We will explore new books that are linked to our topic. Get ready to have some fun!!



For you parents/carers....


Dear Teacher 

I know you're rather busy
First day back, there's just no time
A whole new class of little ones
And this one here is mine

I'm sure you have things covered
And have done this lots before
But my boy is very little
He hasn't long turned four 

In his uniform this morning
He looked so tall and steady
But now beside your great big school
I’m not quite sure he’s ready

Do you help them eat their lunch?
Are you quick to soothe their fears?
And if he falls and hurts his knee
Will someone dry his tears?

And what if no-one plays with him?
What if someone’s mean?
What if two kids have a fight
And he’s caught in between?

You’re right, I have to leave now
It’s time for him to go
I’m sure he’ll learn so much from you
Things that I don’t know

Yes, I’m sure they settle quickly
That he’s fine now without me
I know he has to go to school
It’s just so fast, you see

It seems like just a blink ago
I first held him in my arms
It’s been my job to love, to teach
To keep him safe from harm

So, when I wave goodbye in a moment
And he turns to walk inside
Forgive me if I crumple
Into tears of loss and pride

I know as I give him one more kiss
And watch him walk away,
That he’ll never again be wholly mine
As he was before today.



Dear Parent,

I understand that you are scared
to wave your child goodbye
and leave him in a teacher’s hands
don’t worry if you cry!

I’m used to weeping parents
It’s hard to leave I know. 
But it’s time to share him (just a bit)
To help him learn and grow.

Let me reassure you
That I’ll give your child my best
I’ll wipe his tears, soothe his fears 
And change his dirty vest!

If your darling child is full of cold
I’ll blow their nose all day
Just like you, I’ll care for them
In a special way.

I’ll treat him like I would my own
I’ll catch him from a fall and
If there is ANY problem 
I’ll be sure to tell you all.

It’s true he’ll grow to love us
They’ll talk of school a lot
It doesn’t mean they hate you
And that you should lose the plot!

I’ll tell you a secret..
That when your child is here
They talk to me as much of you
Of this please have no fear.

You’ll always be their mother
Whilst teachers come and go
To them you are their number one
This I truly know.

Soon you’ll see some changes 
In your little girl or boy
They’ll become more independent 
And to see this, it’s a joy!

I’ll teach them all I have to give
To share, climb and to write
But to you they safely will return
To tuck them in at night.

With love from a teacher…


Author Emma Robinson