Scissett CE Academy

Welcome to Cockroft Class

Teacher: Miss Goodall

Welcome to Cockroft Class! We are the Year 1 class at Scissett CE Academy. This year, all of our classes are named after athletes who are hoping to go for gold at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics. We are named after Hannah Cockroft, a world champion and Paralympic gold medallist from Halifax and we can’t wait to follow her journey.

We have 30 children in our class and we are really proud to all be unique individuals. Miss Goodall is our class teacher and she teaches us everyday – if she isn’t in class, she is usually organising something sporty for our school! She loves to keep us active so you might find us dancing to Supermovers to help us learn our maths or running the 1K a day track. Miss Buckley also helps us to learn every day. From phonics and funky fingers in a morning to topic and science in an afternoon, she supports us to access the Year 1 curriculum. Mrs Martin teaches us on a Monday afternoon and, alongside Mrs Glen, she makes sure we become mini artists.

In Cockroft Class, we work hard to build on the skills that we have learnt whilst following the EYFS curriculum in Reception and we can still access the shared areas to continue to develop these. Though we have a more structured daily routine, continuous provision and outdoor learning are still important to us. We’re lucky to have access to great outdoor spaces at Scissett Academy and we are excited to explore these more this year. In Year 1, we have lots of different activities throughout the day to develop our English and Maths skills in lessons and in cross-curricular ways. We also practise our phonics every day to keep improving our reading skills.

Keep checking back to see what we get up to!


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Cockroft Class Blog

Hunting for Autumn

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As part of our science topic on seasonal changes, we went on an autumn walk around our school environment to see which signs of autumn we could find. We spotted leaves in different colours, berries, acorns and even a squirrel or two.

We then had to record these on our sheets to show what we had seen before thinking if there was anything else we would look for in autumn. We can already see our environment changing from summer and we're getting ready to see how this changes to winter.




Welcome to Team Cockroft

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As Nightingale Class have now become Year 2 pupils, I am very proud to welcome the new Year 1 children into my classroom - otherwise known as Cockroft Class.

Named after Hannah Cockroft, we are taking on a sporting theme this year and seeking to promote the Road to Tokyo 2020 within our school environment.

Cockroft Class have made a brilliant transition in Year 1 and I am delighted to be able to show you what they achieve as I am sure they will go far this year! Keep an eye out on this blog to see what they get up - I will be sharing as much as I can to really showcase the fantastic things the children achieve to everyone at home.

Miss Goodall :) 

Observing Our Bean Plants

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Last week, Nightingale Class planted broad beans to observe how plants develop from seeds to plants.

Here are the instructions that we wrote to show what we needed to do:

  1. First, put the cotton wool in the bag.
  2. Next, put the broad bean into the bag.
  3. After that, add water and seal the bag.
  4. Don't forget to write your name on your bag!

Today, we observed the changes that happened to our broad bean.

Seb noticed "the roots have grown to help it go searching for food." Elizabeth commented "the stem keeps it upright so it can grow even more." George P was amazed at how quickly his bean plant had grown.



Hunting for Wild Plants

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We have had a fantastic afternoon finding out about wild plants in our school environment. Armed with clipboards and an identification sheet, we had to see how many different plants we could spot around the school grounds before using our observational drawing skills to sketch them.#

Which is your favourite plant in our environment?




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