Sherbrook Primary School

Explorer 1 Class 

Overview of class

Welcome to Explorer 1. We are a mixed Early Years/ Year One class. Our Teacher is Michelle (Mon - Thurs) and Jo (Fri). Our Teaching assistant is Sharon. Julie, Natalie and Jake are our ISAs. 

Explorer 1 Staff

Spring 2:


This half term in Explorer 1 our topic has been “Food glorious food”. We have given the children lots of opportunities to explore different activities. We have played with dry and cooked spaghetti, made Italian flag bunting and tasted yummy pizza for our Italian themed week.

We enjoyed listening to the story “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and hearing about all the different foods he ate. Alongside this we learnt about France and its food. We got to explore brioche, crepes and croissants and gave the children opportunities to use their Fine Motor Skills to spread jam onto their food using a plastic knife.

For our next country we looked at India. The children loved filling and emptying containers with rice, matched picture activities and also got to touch, smell and taste some Indian food such as Korma curry, naan bread and poppadoms.

Explorer 1 have also continued to enjoy water and mud play during their time at Forest School and loved the opportunity to get very messy. We have visited all our specialised rooms such as Softplay and our new library, taking time to enjoy looking at our new books.

We have looked at “Big and Small” and “Long and Short” during Maths lessons and continue with phonics and letter sounds.

Finally we have been enjoying our Easter activities and have worn Easter bonnets and headbands, matched some Easter egg pictures and got to taste some Hot Cross Buns. We have also made some chocolate nests and decorated them with sweets.


Summer 1:

Our topic is 'Minibeasts.'

All of Explorer 1 will have the opportunity to go swimming over the Summer Term. Your child will receive a letter to inform you when they will be attending.


Please remember to label all of your childs belongings including clothing and drinks bottles etc.

Monday morning is P.E. with Jess.

Our Library sessions are on Tuesdays and Thursdays where your child will be taken to choose a new library book.

Forest School continues on Wednesday afternoons.



Explorer 1 Class Photos

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