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Class R

Welcome to Class R!


Here you will find lots of useful information, helpful resources, fun games and activities to play as well as a photo gallery, newsletters and lots more ... 


 Class Teachers 

Mr Langston (Monday & Tuesday)

Mrs Robinson (Wednesday, Thursday & Friday) 


Teaching Assistants

Mrs Qureshi 

Mrs BK

Mrs Pontin 

Mrs Miller 

Term 5 Week 6

The children enjoyed listening to lots of different poems all about the garden. They then became authors and made up their own ‘What am I? poems about their favourite minibeast found in our Class R garden. In maths, the children consolidated their understanding of reading, writing, ordering and showing 1 more than and 1 less than with numbers up to 20. We then moved onto recognising doubles. 



Term 5 Week 5

Aaaarrgghh, Spider! 

After a little apprehension at the start of the week, Class R are now spider lovers thanks to the enchanting story of a very clever spider who impresses a family with his very special talents. The children enjoyed drawing their bedrooms through the eyes of a spider. 

Junior Duke

Congratulations to Milo and Mabel for completing seven challenges! Mrs McLean made a guest appearance to present them both with their certificate and badge as Class 3 led our Celebration AoW this afternoon.

 Mental Health Awareness Week

The children enjoyed thinking about happiness this week. They shared ideas about the activities they enjoy doing and the people that make them feel good inside.




Term 5 Week 4 

What the Ladybird Heard

This week, we read a very funny story all about some very clever animals! The children made ‘Wanted’ posters in the hope of catching the villains in the story! The children have been developing their fluency when counting forwards and backwards up to 10 then 20. We listened to different pieces of music and sound effects and move our scarves according to the pitch and dynamics.



Term 5 Week 3

Yucky Worms!

This week, the children loved learning all about earthworms. They found out many interesting facts in our funny story ‘Yucky Worms’ by Vivian French. They discovered how amazing and useful worms are. The children collected their own worms for our womery and were surprised to see all the tunnels they created! The children planted carrot, lettuce and sweetcorn seeds in our new garden. The also used the small tyres to plant violas and pansies! 


Coronation Celebration

The children made Nature Crowns today. They enjoyed learning about King Charles’ love for nature and the natural world. They collected lots of interesting leaves and flowers from around the school grounds and created beautiful Spring Crowns fit for a king!



Term 5 Week 2


This week, the children began preparing our Class R Secret Garden. Mr Eady helped us to dig out an area ready for planting. Watch this space/soil ...

RE: This term we are learning about stories found in the Old Testament. Today, we explored the story of Noah’s Ark. The children built their own ark and made pairs of animals to keep safe during the flood! 

We continued exploring and consolidating our understanding of 3D shapes. The children went on a 3D shape hunt around the school. They enjoyed making 3D shapes out of a pipe cleaner and bubble mixture.



Term 5 Week 1

This week, we began our new topic ‘The Secret Garden’. We enjoyed reading the familiar story ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ together. The children used adjectives to describe Jack and thought about what might be at the top of their own beanstalk. Oscar showed the class his very impressive beanstalk that he planted at Yew Tree Farm.


Term 4 Week 6

The children were very surprised to find a rather large golden egg laying in our outdoor area. They made lots of predictions about what they thought might be inside the egg. No one predicted a baby dragon! We were all very shocked! We enjoyed performing our Palm Sunday play to Mrs McLean who gave us a standing ovation. We continued learning all about the Easter story this week. We enjoyed eating some very tasty hot cross buns and thought about how the shape and cross linked to the Easter story in the bible. Finally, we explored Tessa and Tom’s (our RE puppets) Easter garden. They used a flowerpot on its side for a cave, stones for a path, some grass (moss) and flowers. They made a cross using twigs found in forest school.



Term 4 Week 5

Fairy Tales At Yew Tree Farm


We had such a fun filled, exciting, muddy, windy day at Yew Tree Farm School!

After a long journey in the mini bus, and much needed toilet trip, we embarked on our first activity. We fed the three pigs their breakfast and then listened to the story of ‘The Three Little Guinea Pigs’ We then met some rabbits, chickens and ducks. It was then time to feed the horses before our next fairy tale, ‘Goldilocks’. We decorated biscuits and enjoyed watching the day old lambs sleeping softly in the warm barn. After lunch, we met the cows and gave them a good brush down before our next fairy tale, ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’. We planted beans and decorated a castle for our beans to grow up. Then, it was time to build a bridge strong enough for Wayne the goat to walk across—which he did very successfully!

Finally, it was time for hot chocolate, biscuits and some singing around the campfire before departing the farm back to school. What a fantastic day!


Term 4 Week 4

This week we delved into our next story sack and explored some new clues! We found some sticks, some hay and a brick! Can you guess which story we read this week? We had lots of fun reading different versions of the story, acting, singing and interviewing the different characters. We made our own houses and tested their strength using a hair dryer.

We pretended we were the Big Bad Wolf and wrote letters to the Three Little Pigs apologising for our behaviour! In maths, we copied, continued and created AAB, ABC and AABC patterns. 

In RE, Tessa and Tom told us the story of Palm Sunday. We then had a go at acting out the story.


Term 4 Week 3

We began the week exploring the very funny story ‘The Cave’ by Rob Hodgson. The children  thought of words to describe the wolf. The wolf theme then continued into the woods with Little Red Riding Hood. The children enjoyed re—telling the story in the classroom, thinking of things they would take granny in their basket and then acting the story out in Forest School. 

Mrs Eady (Mr Eady’s mum) has spent her time this week, knitting Class R lots of different fairy tale characters. They are absolutely beautiful and the children love using them our the puppet theatre.

The children continued to explore number stories this week. They used images in a picture to generate their own stories and then moved into objects and finally, writing number sentences to go with their stories.

We had a brilliant, interactive workshop all about ‘The Body’ this week. We were very excited to spend time inside a magical tent and learn lots of important facts about our bodies. We met Harold the giraffe and helped him pack lots of important things for his sleepover at his Granny’s house.


Term 4 Week 2  

Book Week 2023!

We enjoyed sharing our favourite book characters as a class. We painted them and wrote a simple sentence describing them. We then invented our own fairy tale characters and made finger puppets. We enjoyed going on many adventures together.

 We really enjoyed peer to peer reading this week. We took turns reading the text and talking about the illustrations. We also asked each other questions about the story. On Friday, we all dressed up as our favourite book character. We went on a slightly different Forest School adventure, in order to keep us safe in our costumes. Instead of a campfire, we collected sticks and turned them into magic wands!



Term 4 Week 1

This week, Class R dived head first into the world of 'Flotsam' They loved exploring this beautiful picture book which tells a tale about a boy who objects that have been washed ashore. Class focused on the part of the story where the boy finds an old underwater camera containing photographs of children showing different emotions. We then re-created some of these pages from the book. They also created their own underwater life though dance and music. In Forest School, we roasted delicious, sweet and smokey apples! We were also treated to an adventure with Alice in Wonderland presented by the Umbrella Theatre Group.  


Term 3 Week 6

For Children's Mental Health Week 2023, the whole school explored 'connections'. Class R enjoyed sharing all the things that made them feel happy and enjoyed making connections with others in the class who had similar ideas to them.

This week, Mrs Alden visited to the class about her role as a veterinary nurse. The children enjoyed hearing all about her job and the animals she cares for. Mr Eady also gave a talk to the class about the many different roles he has at Chevening School. 

We finished a great term connecting with our Class 6 buddies up in Forest School. We enjoyed lots of campfire fun!

Term 3 Week 5

Class R had a visit from DC Botton on Monday morning. He told the children all about his role as a Detective Constable. The children asked lots of questions and enjoyed dressing up as a real police officer. 

The children used their senses to fully embrace Chinese New Year this week in Class R. They found China on our map, learnt about how this festival is celebrated across the world. They made their own dragons, tasted some Chinese food and made up their own dragon music and dance! The gave the rest of the school quite a surprise when they danced through each classroom as a very noisy Chinese Dragon!

Term 3 Week 3 & 4

The Naughty Bus arrived this week and caused quite a stir in school. It escaped from the classroom and left a real mess in Class 1 and Class 2. The children designed posters in the hope of finding it. Finally, Naughty Bus was spotted in the kitchen. The children created new adventures for Naughty Bus both in the classroom and in Forest School. 

Term 3 Week 2

This week we thought about People Who Help Us in an emergency. The children shared ideas about who to go to in an emergency and what number to call. They designed posters sharing their thoughts and ideas. In maths, we experienced seeing things from different perspectives and described relative positions. The children enjoyed plenty of experience with construction equipment, jigsaws, following routes indoors and outdoors and searching for hidden objects by following instructions all helping to develop their spatial awareness. In Forest School, we built a campfire and then roasted marshmallows.

I wonder if you can remember all the different ways we kept ourselves safe in Forest School?





Term 3 Week 1

This week, we all returned to school after the Christmas break. We had a go at writing all about our favourite Christmas present and described what it looked like. In Maths, we explored the features of rectangles and squares. We enjoyed learning about the artist Pier Mondrian and had a go at designing our very own rectangular artwork inspired by his use of rectangles and the primary colours.  

Term 2 Week 6

This week, the children enjoyed a very delicious Christmas dinner served by their buddies. They enjoyed helping The Jolly Christmas Postman deliver all his letters in the story. They all sparkled during our very special nativity.


Term 2 Week 5

This week, we all enjoyed following Stick Man's journey through the seasons. On the 1st of December, we all had an enormous and very magical surprise. When we arrived at school, we noticed that our classroom had been decorated with beautiful Christmas decorations. We found a sparkly note from the Christmas Fairies wishing us all a very merry Christmas! 

Term 2 Week 4

This week, we explored the beautiful story 'The Owl Who Was Afraid Of The Dark' By Jill Tomlinson. We thought of other people or nocturnal animals that Plop might meet in the dark. In our maths, we began looking at the Part - Whole Model and simple addition. 


Term 2 Week 3


Class R enjoyed exploring the story 'The Fox in the Dark' by Alison Green. They shared their ideas about all the things that they could do in the dark.

In maths, we have been exploring the numbers 1,2,3,4 and 5 and learning all about the composition of each number. We have been learning the 1 more than and 1 less than relationship between these consecutive numbers.

Its been 'Anti - Bullying Week' at Chevening and Class R have been thinking about the importance of ‘Friendship’. We made a friendship Badge to show each other what lovely friends we all are.



Term 2 Week 2

Class R went on a Hedgehog fact finding mission this week. They enjoyed listening to the story 'A Cold Dark Night' by Tom Hopgood and wrote simple sentences about Ned the Hedgehog. In maths, the children ordered the days of the week and used the language: first, next, then and finally when ordering their school day. They used their senses when creating their own poppies for Remembrance Day and sprinkled gold glitter to represent Peace. 

Term 2 Week 1

We launched into our new topic 'Light to Dark'. The children enjoyed exploring Diwali. They decorated their own Diva lamps and danced to some traditional Diwali music. The children then thought about fireworks. They spent time at Forest School exploring bonfire safety. They used their senses to describe their favourite fireworks. In maths, the children explored 'more' and 'less. 

Term 1 Week 7

This week we explored the story 'Leaf Man' by Louis Ehlert. The children went on an Autumn walk and collected leaves and natural materials. The then made their own leaf characters. In our maths, we have been creating AB repeating patterns. Can you spot the different patterns? 

Term 1 Week 6

Magical Maths Week

This week, Class R have been measuring, weighing, ordering, sorting, counting, adding, subtracting, grouping and having lots of fun with maths in our outdoor area.

Term 1 Week 5

The children really enjoyed reading Handa's Surprise this week. They made lots of predictions about the story. They enjoyed tasting some of the fruits from the story and talked about fruits that they liked and disliked. 

Term 1 Week 4

The children enjoyed sharing pictures of their families with each other. They made a family portraits using natural materials. 

In Forest School, the children made funny faces using nature. 

In Phonics this week, we learnt our first set of sounds: 

's'  'a'  't'  'p'. 


Term 1 Week 3

We explored how amazing our bodies are and all the incredible things we can do with our bodies. We spent time exploring our faces and mixed paint to match our skin colour. We visited Forest School and played with our Class 6 Buddies. 

Remembering The Queen

The children shared their memories, facts, thoughts and feelings about the Queen this week. They enjoyed watching Paddington's tea party with the queen. The children then made their own marmalade sandwhiches! 

Term 1 Week 2

This week, we explored our 'All About Me' bags. They children loved making comparisons between themselves and their new friends. 

We all visited Forest School for the first time and enjoyed climbing, making potions, inventing delicious recipes and going on magical adventures. 

Hide & Seek with Bella

Bella has been playing Hide & Seek around the school while we have all been on holiday. Can you spot her in each of the pictures below?

Why not print off the game and play while you are out and about this weekend!

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