Boughton Monchelsea Primary School
Church Hill | Boughton Monchelsea | Maidstone | ME17 4HP

Class 1


The children have had a great first term settling into their new routines and classroom and we have enjoyed getting to know them too. We have been learning all about memories and have enjoyed sharing our special memories. We have found out what special things we all celebrate and how we celebrate these. We have enjoyed finding out all about ourselves and our senses and we had lots of fun going on a sound walk around the school. We have found out about the similarities and differences of babies, children and adults and explored the things they can do now they are in Class 1. We particularly enjoyed a fun toy workshop where we got to see lots of very old toys and found out that these toys were bought for children to learn things. We were extremely lucky that we were allowed to play with some of these toys and Class 1 had lots of fun playing with them. The children made a fantastic memory book and were extremely proud to share these with their friends and family. In literacy the children have particularly enjoyed learning about Grace and her love of stories and we have enjoyed sharing and acting out their own favourite stories.



We have had such brilliant term learning about different animals from around the world. Creepy Claws came to visit us and brought in a range of different animals to look at, touch and hold. Everyone was really brave, especially when the Tarantula was brought out! We’ve also found out about carnivores, herbivores and omnivores and learned the names of the continents and which animals we can find on these continents.

After finding out lots about different animals we have created some lovely art work. We explored animal patterns and tried to make our own! We made our very own lion sculpture from clay which we had so much fun doing.

We have really enjoyed our book ‘One day on our Blue Planet, in the Savannah’. The children have found out so much about what happens in the Savannah and about the life of a Lion. We particularly enjoyed acting out a lion hunting a zebra!

This term is always such a busy term and the children did so well learning the songs for our Nativity. They really enjoyed performing to everyone too! We hope that you all have a fantastic Christmas and we can’t wait to hear all about it in the New Year!

We have had a great term learning about London. We have found out about different landmarks and had great fun trying to build these out of blocks and Lego. In the outside classroom we used crates, blocks and guttering to recreate a map of London. We learnt how to code a Beebot and then sent it on a journey to find different landmarks in London. We also had great fun travelling back in time to the Great Fire of London and finding out where the fire started and what happened during the fire.

This term we have made our own Great Fire of London town and designed our own vehicles from junk modelling. We also explored wheels and axels and had a go at making our very own moving vehicle.

In literacy we have really enjoyed the adventures of Claude and his best friend Sir Bobblysock in the city. The children wrote some amazing newspaper reports abut the robbery of a sculpture from the art museum that the heroic Claude stopped. The children also enjoyed writing their own stories about Claude.