Class 1

For the 2019-2020 academic year our Class 1 has pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. They are taught by Mrs Kerr and Miss Rawcliffe, with support from Mrs Gipson and Miss Cason.

Autumn Term 2019

Our overall school topic is ‘Blue Planet’. Please click on the link to see our topic map for this term.

Class 1 Burston Curriculum-overview-autumn 2019 (1) (1)

September 2019

Class 1 and 2 came together to do some delicious cooking. They mixed together mackerel, lemon zest, parsley and horse radish sauce to make a delicious mackerel pate on toast, served with cherry tomatoes. We were really impressed with how many of the children enjoyed tasting it!

Delicious – and beautifully presented

Monday 16th September

The whole school, together with Tivetshall Primary, visited the Sea Life Centre at Hunstanton. The children had a wonderful look at the huge variety of animals, including hundreds of different types of fish, seals, penguins, sharks, anemones and a turtle. The children also had a classroom session where they were able to stroke a starfish and handle a number of different objects, including shark egg cases.


In September the children have begun working on the DIALLS project, looking at and responding to books that do not contain any words. These books are being shared with children in many countries across Europe and over the course of the year the children in Class 1 will get to share their thoughts and ideas with them.

November 2019

12th November – the children in Class 1 & 2 had the opportunity to learn some 1st aid skills. They practised how to put someone in the recovery position and also had a go at CPR. A big thank you to Mrs Gipson and members of staff from Diss Leisure Centre.

December 2019

Our trip to the pantomime

At the end of term we all enjoyed a visit to the pantomime.


Spring Term 2020

In  Class 1, our topic for the first half of the spring term is ‘Family Album’ and for the 2nd half of the spring term it is ‘The Farm Shop’.

Class 1 portraits from January 2020.


Class 1 family totems from January 2020.

School Closure – March 2020

To support your child’s learning at home, we are using ‘Class Dojo’. This is will be updated on a regular basis with ideas for activities and things to do whilst we are closed. If you have any problems accessing this resource then please email us – our office email will be checked daily and if you have any issues hopefully we will be able to sort them out.


June 2020


The school has reopened to the eligible year groups. We are currently operating one ‘bubble’ but this is subject to change. Please see the ‘Letters’ page for information regarding back-to-school protocols.