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Year 1 - Mayhew Class



Welcome to Mayhew Class Page.

Our class teacher is Mr Jacob.


Did you know we are called Mayhew Class after the author James Mayhew? We have really enjoyed reading some of his books in class including 'Katie in London', 'Ella Bella Ballerina' and 'Can you see a little bear?.'

Mayhew Detectives


Someone or something had been causing havoc around our school. It had trashed our school mobile and scared Mrs Collins one night after school. We were asked to become detectives and find out who or what was being a nuisance. 


We investigated the crime scenes in the mobile and where Mrs Collins was frightened. We put all the evidence together and quickly realised it was the Big Bad Wolf. 


Lets Trap the Big Bad Wolf


Mayhew class had had enough of the Big Bad Wolf causing havoc, so we planned and made some traps to catch him. 

Christmas Dinner


On December 20th we had a lovely Christmas dinner with the whole school. We had loads of food and lots of fun.



Since January we have been looking at many aspects of maths, including ordering and comparing numbers, doubling and halving, odd and even numbers and the properties 2D and 3D shapes. 

The reading bus has ARRIVED!


The reading bus finally arrived. We was thrilled to welcome the bus to the school and even more excited when we had the opportunity to go on it and sit in the drivers seat. We cannot wait to use it MORE!!

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Let it SNOW!


We were lucky to get some snow at Icknield. We thought it would be a great idea to do a lesson in the snow. We decided that we would do out computing lesson outside (strange right?). Well, we were learning about algorithms. So in pairs we had to give each other an algorithm to follow- human style Bee Bots! 


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                           Forest School Fortnight


Forest School Fortnight was lots for fun! We did so many activities that allowed us to use the environment and learn outside! These included clay mini beast tiles, making our own paint brushes, superhero lairs and masks and also made a camp fire!

                               World Book Day


World Book Day was great fun! For this day we wore costumes of our favourite characters from books. Some dressed as Harry Potter, Spiderman, as unicorns, Where's Wally and even an Oxford Dictionary. All the children looked AMAZING! 


During this day we were lucky enough of to have the author Julia Jarman read her books to us! It was great to hear how she reads with wonderful expression. 


During this day we conducted a Science experiment on Oobleck, which was lots of fun as we got to try and walk on it. Do you think it was possible to walk on Oobleck?




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The Library Bus is OPEN!


James Mayhew came along to open our school library bus. It was a wonderful celebration and it was great to see James Mayhew who is our class author. 


Woburn Safari Park


On 1st May we visited Woburn Safari Park. When we got there we saw lots of AMAZING animals we wouldn't normally see. We saw giraffes, tigers, lions, zebras, monkeys, sea lions and penguins. We also saw cheeky lemurs, who would chase us out of their enclosure as they would try to steal our bags. The children had a wonderful time and it was a great experience for all. 

Our 2017 Ofsted inspection commented - that we still provide good quality education & a stimulating & caring environment. Individual needs are well met & children quickly grow in confidence. There is a positive culture for safeguarding & pupils said that they feel happy & settled in school.

"I am amazing. Together we are magnificent!"

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