Year 1 - Amazing Armstrong

Teacher: Miss Heppenstall
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Tallant

Teacher's Comments

Welcome to the class page for Amazing and Adventurous Armstrong. We are named after one of the most adventurous men in history, Neil Armstrong. Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon. In 1969, Six hundred million people watched the first moon walk on television and heard Neil Armstrong say the now famous words’ That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind’. We are adventurous with our learning. We learn through doing, listening, seeing and exploring. We are fascinated about space and what life was like for Neil Armstrong and people living in the sixties.

Achieving Armstrong

In Armstrong class we always do our best. We never give up and we enjoy the challenge of practising and improving our reading, writing and mathematics. We have fun as we learn and we enjoy sharing and talking about our ideas. We are not afraid to ask for help and always willing to help each other. We are learning to be proactive learners and have a desire to achieve. We are athletic and enjoy keeping fit and being healthy. Miss Heppenstall is super sporty and inspires us all to eat healthily and keep an active mind and body. She teaches us to immerse ourselves in outdoor learning and the natural environment that is so often taken for granted.

"Aim for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars!"

Amazing Armstrong

Neil Armstrong did not travel to the moon by himself. There were two other astronauts who travelled with him on the Apollo 11 spacecraft- Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins. In Armstrong Class, we can work in teams and independently to be the best learners we can with a humble attitude.

Armstong's Author

Our class author is David Lucas. He is originally from the north east of England (Middlesbrough), 20 minutes from Miss Heppenstall’s home town (Hartlepool). He grew up here as a young boy and moved to Hackney with his family when he was 5 years old. His artwork is inspired by family walks amongst nature: through forests, castles, ruins, sea sides and the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors. He describes his writing like pattern making- putting words together as if they were simple shapes. We are inspired by his humour, imagination, characters, illustrations and passion for outdoor life to inspire his stories.

Amicable Armstong

We respect everyone in the school and have the kindest hearts and smiles. We like welcoming visitors to our class so come and visit our artistic, astral, astounding learning space.