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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 Engineers


Engineers design and help build many important things, including transport and structures. One structure is bridges. In English we have been looking at a famous story that includes a bridge- The Three Billy Goats Gruff. During our lessons, Mayhew class have learnt the story using our Mighty Writer and then changed the story using their own characters. Once the children have changed the story they have been using their amazing writing skills which include important features of a sentence; capital letter; finger spaces and full stops. Mayhew class also know to check it makes sense. I am sure you will agree that the children have done a wonderful job!


Designing a Bridge or Boat


Before we made designs, we looked at bridges in design and technology and discussed the important features of bridge, which include; towers to give it strength; cables or beams for support; a road or path; and anchors to hold it in the ground.


During our English lessons, Mayhew class were asked two questions:

1) How would the Three Billy Goats cross a sea full of plastic.

2) How would the Three Billy Goats cross the sea without a boat?


The children choose one of the questions and designed either a boat or bridge. The designs were excellent and many included hoovers to collect the plastic and help the animals in the sea. But where would the plastic go? Surely the boat would sink, or the bridge would collapse? Well do not worry... Mayhew class came up with great ideas, including storage containers or 'crushers' to crush the plastic.

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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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