Pipistrelle Class



Welcome to the Pipistrelle class page!

Mrs Sarah Griffin teaches the Reception and Year 1 children in Pipistrelle class.

In Pipistrelle class we explore the world around us using our senses and learn to become inquisitive by asking lots of questions. We practise the qualities it takes to be a good friend and find out about the values needed to become a great member of the community.

We develop our speaking and listening skills through singing rhymes, listening to lots of stories and rehearsing our own stories. In phonics we learn the ‘code’ to reading; we find out about the sounds of the English language and how to blend them together to read. We develop our motor skills so that when we come to write our whole body is strong and ready. During our time in Pipistrelle class, we develop our writing skills to be able to write full sentences, making our own choices about the language we use and applying our phonic knowledge to spell accurately.

We grow our understanding of numbers and the relationships between them in Maths. We spend time learning about numbers to ten, recognising them and learning about the whole and the parts. We build on this knowledge to begin adding and subtracting and explore weights and measures using sand and water.

We like to take our learning outside as often as possible to go digging in the sand pit or to discover the mini-beasts and bugs that are living in our school grounds. As a church of England school our Christian values are important to us. We think about which people, places and stories are special to us and we begin to make comparisons to other faiths.

Our class web link for our current learning schedule will be uploaded shortly!


The Pipistrelle bat

The common pipistrelle is so small, it can fit into a matchbox! Despite its size, it can easily eat 3,000 insects a night. All UK bats are nocturnal, feeding on midges, moths and other flying insects that they find in the darky by using echolocation. Common pipistrelles feed in a wide range of habitats from grasslands to urban areas. They roost in tree holes, bath boxes and even the roof spaces of houses, often in small colonies.

The common pipistrelle has dark, golden-brown fur, a slightly paler underside and a dark mask around the face. Its flight is rapid with lots of twists and turns. The soprano pipistrelle is similar in appearance, so the two can be difficult to tell apart.