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, Sharon G and Natalie are our ISAs. 

Explorer 1 Staff

Spring 2:

Our topic this term is ‘let's go travelling’. We have focused on the story and song ‘We all go travelling by’. Explorer 1 have been encouraged as a whole group to sit and listen to our interactive stories.

The children have enjoyed exploring different vehicles and making track marks by dipping wheels into paint and rolling it over the paper. We have used junk materials to make a yellow school bus, and construction materials to create our own vehicles.

Outside we have been learning to push along trikes and scooters. Some of us have also learned how to pedal a trike!

During our maths lesson we have continued focusing on ‘big and little’ and ‘heavy and light’. The children have enjoyed exploring all our activities involving various sized objects to investigate size and weighing scales to discover which bucket is the heaviest, lightest etc. We have also looked at repeating patterns.

We continue to look at letters ‘m,a,s,d,t’ in our phonics lessons and also encourage the children to listen out for lots of environmental sounds such as aeroplanes and traffic noise. On Fridays Karolina comes to class. We get the chance to play percussions instruments while we sing lots of songs.

‘Jumping with Jess’ is a firm favourite during our P.E. lesson and the children also enjoy out O.T sessions alongside Jo and Helen.

Summer 1:

Our topic is ‘Animal A-Z.'  We will exploring lots of different jungle and farm animals.


 P.E. kits/comfy clothing on Mondays for our P.E. lesson.

Forest school continues on Wednesday afternoons.

Our library sessions are Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Please remember to label all of your child’s belongings




Explorer 1 Class Photos

A selection of Explorer 1 activities from this school year.

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