Opal Class

Welcome to Opal Class, Year One


Miss Marshall and Mrs Riley

About Opal Class

In the first half of the term our topic was ‘Into The Woods’, where we explored traditional tales that focused on mythical and magical creatures that live in the deep, dark woods. The children learnt about famous tales and their authors, wrote their own stories and painted their own backgrounds using ICT based art. As part of science they grew some green beans and in six weeks the tallest grew to 78cm! During a busy first half term we experienced an ‘alien invasion’ as part of our immersive learning week, it was great fun and the children produced some fabulous work. We ended the term with a wonderful Teddy Bears Picnic where the parents came and enjoyed the food made by the children.

This term our topic will be ‘Jungle Jamboree’, where we will be learning about jungle animals, specifically those that live in the Amazon Rainforest. They will be researching Fairtrade food and how the Rainforest Alliance is working to protect the rainforest and the animals that live inside it. We have a cosy new rainforest reading corner in the classroom with some fantastic animal art for the children to enjoy – thank you Mrs Riley!

Our class mascot, Ralph, has been enjoying his adventures so far this year. He has been for adventures in the woods, to nature reserves, swimming, gymnastics, judo, gaming shops and many more! He cannot wait to see where he will go next!

Don’t forget to follow our class Twitter Feed for up to date information on what the class have been getting up to day to day, the Twitter Handle is Miss Marshall @WinchelseaYear1


Useful Websites

At the end of Year 1 the children will complete the phonics screening check.


The link will take you to a game that we use a lot in class to support our reading of silly alien words.

You will also find lots of other free resources on this website so do take a look :)

Don’t forget about Mathletics, we access the website regularly in school to work on all of our maths skills:

Follow the link to find out more…


If you have lost your log in details pop in and we can send home another copy!

Please work on logging on at home so that your children get the most from their ICT time at school :)

Subjects we're working on this term: P.E. - Gymnastics Science - Animals including Humans R.E. - Easter story ICT - E-Safety Geography - Amazon Rainforest PSHE - Going for goals and meeting targets Art - Sculpture animals from the jungle
Some of our work:
Opal Class Images
Opal Class Videos
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