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Rocket Class Summer 2020


This term has been a strange one for everyone due to COVID-19 but Rocket Class were still able to learn lots both at school and at home and have lots of fun whilst doing it, as shown below!

Rocket Class Spring Term 2020


This term Rocket Class have been learning about Festivals and Celebrations and the Weather.


We have done lots of work around our weather topic including, wearing appropriate accessories for different weathers, for example, wellies, scarves and umbrellas. We have made lots of rain art and also read lots of stories. The children particularly enjoyed a story called 'The Rainy Day' as they were able to splash in a big puddle in the classroom.


For our topic of festivals and celebrations we have been lucky to celebrate some birthdays, St Patricks Day, Pancake Day, Chinese New Year, World Book Day and The Holi Festival. The children made party hats, Chinese dragon pictures, flipped pancakes and chose toppings, had a St Patrick's Day assembly, had some birthday parties and, for the Holi Festival, we made a very big painting using our bodies which all of the children enjoyed doing.


Rocket Class have had a lovely Spring term as can be seen in the pictures below.

We hope you are all enjoying home learning and are keeping safe and we look forward to hopefully seeing you all soon!

During the Autumn term we have been looking at 'people who help us'. We read some lovely books, including, Doris the Doctor and The Jolly Postman. We dressed up as doctors and pretended to use a stethoscope to hear heart beats. We also enjoyed making our own post boxes and writing letters to our friends.

In maths we have been focusing on recognising numbers. We have been using props when singing counting songs and counting up to 10.

We really enjoy write dance, where we learn early writing skills. We have been focusing on making deliberate marks in the shaving foam and trying to copy shapes and lines.


The pupils have settled into Rocket class really well this term. Please look at some pictures of our learning below.

Summer 2019 - Rushmoor in Bloom

In the Summer term we have been working hard to make our garden look lovely!  We started by getting the weeds out of our planters ready to make room for our new plants.  We went to Wilkinson's to choose some new plants to buy and then we came back to school to plant them.  We spent lots of time exploring the mud, practiced digging with a trowel, put the plants in the hole we had dug, filled it in with soil and then used the watering cans and hose pipe to water them regularly.  It was very messy and a lot of fun!

Ducklings - March 2019

We had a Fire Engine visit to the school which we really enjoyed. We got to dress up with firemen hat and coats and have a look around the fire engine.  We also saw the blue flashing lights. Our favourite thing to do was spray the hose against the target. It was such a lot of fun!



Christmas Production 2018

Rocket Class took part in the Infant Production 'A Christmas Journey'. We all played our parts of Elves, Reindeer and Snowflakes very well and enjoyed the singing and dancing!

Children in Need 2018

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In Rocket Class we 'Did Our Thing' for Children in Need.

Autumn Term 2018

Rocket Class have all settled well back into school after the summer holidays.  One of our topics has been 'Ourselves'.  We have been painting with different parts of our bodies such as our hands and feet.  We love getting messy! We have also been working on choice making with different coloured paints.


Jess (Rocket Class teacher)

Autumn Term

Rocket Class have been learning about Pocahontas.  As part of this we went to Virginia Waters to see the totem pole there.  Luckily the sun was shining for us.  We had a picnic and a walk around the lake to feed the ducks too.  It was such a lot of fun!

Jess (Rocket Class Teacher)

Summer Term

This term Rocket Class have been very busy. We went on a trip to Bockett’s Farm which was really fun. We held some smaller animals such as a mouse and a guinea pig and we also got the chance to stroke a goat. We fed some cows which made our hands very messy so they needed a wash. We watched a pig race with pigs that had funny names such as Harry Trotter and Boaris Johnson. The tractor ride was very fun and very bumpy, we had a ride around the farm on the trailer on the back and got to see even more animals. As it was such a warm day we decided to end our trip in the soft play area with an ice cream. It was a lovely day which was enjoyed by all. We will also be going to Hampton Court Palace with the rest of the infant department at the end of the summer term.

We all hope you have a lovely summer break and we will see you in September.

Spring Term

Rocket Class have had a busy term. We have had a few trips out to the supermarket and the library which we really enjoyed. Towards the end of term we made papier mache Easter eggs. This was very messy! We also did some egg and spoon races in the playground and then had an Easter egg hunt. It was so much fun and we got to sit out in the sunshine to enjoy eating our eggs! We hope you all have a lovely break and will see you in the summer term.


Autumn Term

In the Autumn Term we enjoyed our World War 2 topic.  We explored a variety of artefacts and foods and made choices between these by communicating our preferences.  On World War 2 day we all dressed up and took part in a range of activities around the school with the rest of the infant department.  We did some war time dancing, went to a sensory air raid shelter and made sandbags, decorated some poppies in an art session and made an apple cake.  It was so much fun.  We hope you all had a lovely Christmas and would like to wish you a Happy New Year!


Jess (Rocket Class Teacher)


Rocket Class have had a fun couple of weeks.  We went to the Christmas Grotto to see Santa, meet some elves and go on a winter wonderland walk with a snowman to sing some songs. We all had so much fun! We also went to Henry Street Garden Centre where we saw some real life reindeers, looked at the Christmas decorations and fish and had lunch in the café.


From myself and the Rocket team we wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!