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Bruce Grove Primary and Nursery

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R1 - Waddell Class

Welcome to Class R1


Teacher: Ms Etienne-Barnett

Teaching Assistant: Adene Williams


This year class R1 is named after the author Martin Waddell. Over the term we will be learning about our chosen author. We will be doing lots of exciting things so please remember to check your class page!



Martin Waddell (born 10 April 1941) is an Irish writer of children's books. He may be known best for the texts of picture books that feature anthropomorphic animals, especially the 'Little Bear' series illustrated by Barbara Firth.



Class R1 will be doing a class display on 'Owl Babies' by Martin Waddell.




Owl Babies is a 1992 book by Martin Waddell and illustrated by Patrick Benson. It is about three owlets that wake up one night to find their mother gone, worry about her absence, but are then elated when she inevitably returns from her night flight. 



Diwali cards

Painting and making rangoli patterns for Diwali.

We have been reading  books by our class author Martin Waddell. Our favourites are Pig in the Pond and Farmer Duck.

You can watch them here:


Look at our beautiful pig drawings!

We have been very busy!

Funny faces using a variety of materials.

EYFS / Reception

Home Learning Websites

Leaf rubbings

Max at Night

We have been learning about Max At Night by Ed Vere, a positively adorable  story about a sweet little kitten named Max who wants to say goodnight to his friend, the moon. 

What did Max do before he went to bed? What was Max looking for? When do you see the moon? Morning or nighttime? What did Max do to try and find the moon?