Hartpury Church of England Primary School, Over Old Road, Hartpury, Gloucestershire, GL19 3BJ

01452 700446

Hartpury C of E Primary School

Shine From the Inside Out

Class One

Welcome to Reception, also known as Class 1. Here are a few photos of us having fun and learning new things with our friends.

Outdoor Education

We take part in weekly Outdoor Education sessions where the children learn all about nature and our environment. We have lovely grounds including a forest school area where the children can explore, build dens and be creative with nature. Here we are doing a scavenger hunt.

Here we are being creative with nature we made a variety of pictures on the floor using using natures beautiful resources. The children love being outdoors and having the freedom to explore the world around them within our grounds.

We recently visited Hartpury for a few sessions in their Forest School Area. Their students organised fun and engaging games for us to join in with. The children really enjoyed their time there and loved going on the mini bus.


We have a fantastic cooking suite in our school and the children love using it. During a Maths lesson the children explored measuring weight and had to balance ingredients against an egg to make a cake. 

Using Technology

We have Ipads for the children to use in a range of ways. We teach them how you take photos, research information and use apps and games to consolidate what they have been learning about. This year we are practising our pre cursive letter formations using a scheme called Letter Join. The children are always very keen to use them!

Snack Time 

Each day in Class 1 we have snack time before playtime. This is a great time for us to develop our communication skills by speaking and listening to our friends. 


Sometimes our snacks have letters or words on the skins for us to practice our Phonics skills too!

As the Christmas festival is a big part of Christianity we like to teach the children about the Christmas story and make a Nativity production for parents to watch. This year's is well under way in practice and we are looking forward to welcoming an audience once again.

Christmas Lunch 

Here are the class 1 pupils ready to perform in the nativity.