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Class 1M

Welcome to Class 1M!


Our class is made up of 21 fantastic children, our class teacher is Miss Morwood and our super Teaching Assistant is Mrs Connelly. On Wednesday mornings we have P.E. with Mr Woolley and Mr Bodily.


Our topics for Year 1 are: 

  • Autumn 1: My Life
  • Autumn 2: Fire
  • Spring 1: Heroes
  • Spring 2: Traditional Tales
  • Summer 1: Habitats
  • Summer 2: India

Summer 1 update


Hard to believe it's the end of another half term already and what a fantastic half term we've had, especially with the added bonus of the lovely weather we've been having! I am so proud of how hard Class 1M have been working as we approach the end of Year 1 we're showing that we are Year 2 ready! 


I hope you all take good care of your sunflowers over the holidays. We've had a great time watching them grow and doing lots of lovely writing in English about how flowers grow and writing instructions on how to plant them. In maths we've been practising our addition and subtraction skills, working on place value and finding halves and quarters of shapes and amounts. 


We have loved our 'Habitats' topic, it's given us chance to learn all about different animals, where they live and why, what they eat and how they are adapted to catch and eat this food. We went minibeast hunting on our school ground and found lots of lovely creatures, no caterpillars though (which we were most eager to find!) Due to the horrible weather we were unable to go on our pond dipping trip but we will still be going next half term so we are looking forward to that!


Next half term we will be learning some poems and rhymes to help us compete in the speaking and language competition, if you have any ideas make sure you let Miss Morwood know. Our topic in Summer 2 will be India. In this topic we'll be doing lots of geography, learning about the countries and continents as well as looking at different cultures, hopefully we can try some delicious Indian food too! 


As always, a big thank you to the parents for all your help in supporting the children at home with their reading, spelling and phonics homework. The phonics screenings will be taking place week commencing 11th June so make sure you get lots of practice reading real and alien words. 


I hope you all have a lovely half term and I can't wait to see your smiley faces back on the 4th of June (and hopefully some more sunny weather would be nice!)

We loved hunting for minibeasts on the school grounds!

Spring 2 update


Another half term done! Time is flying, can you believe we're already over halfway through Year 1?? As always, I am so proud of how hard everyone has worked this half term, it may have only been a short one (even shorter thanks to that pesky snow!) but we've still managed to fit a load of learning in! 


In English, we've been focusing on grammar, learning all about nouns, verbs and plurals, as well as retelling the story of Little Red Riding Hood and even writing our own traditional tales. In maths, we've been practicing addition, subtraction, time, position and direction. 


We had lots of fun during Culture week, on Monday we tried food from different countries with Mrs Calderwood, in the afternoons we swapped classes to do lots of exciting Easter and Passover activities with different teachers! On Thursday we had an assembly sharing all our 'egg'cellent creations including egg boxes and Easter bonnets. This week we also won the award for the class with the best attendance so well done everyone for getting yourselves to school every day!!


Our topic this half term has been traditional tales so we've had lots of fun telling some of our favourite stories, and reading different versions like The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig!! Our topic next half term is Habitats, so we'll have lots of scientific learning going on, exploring plants and animals and discovering facts about where they live and why.


As always, I'd like to say a massive thank you to parents and carers for all your support this half term with phonics homework, spellings and regular reading at home which all helps the children to make progress both at home and at school. Please let Miss Morwood know if you can spare any time to come in and listen to us, we would love to read to you!


I hope you all have a fantastic holiday and that the children enjoy their well-deserved break. See you on the 16th April! :) 



Some of our EGGciting creations!

Spring 1 update


Another half term almost over, it's been a quick one but we've been very busy! 


In maths we've been working hard on learning to write numbers as words, recapping our knowledge of 2D and 3D shapes and started some multiplication and division. We've been writing all about superheroes in English, making sure to use our amazing adjectives and conjunctions to make our sentences even better. 


Our topic this half term has been superheroes, we have loved learning all about our favourite heroes as well as learning about some heroes from the past like Florence Nightingale and looking at our everyday heroes: police officers, fire brigade and loads more, even teachers! 


Thank you to parents/carers for your continued support, especially with spellings, phonics homework and regular reading at home. Also, we are always looking for parent volunteers to come in and listen to us read, let Miss Morwood know if you can spare 30 minutes on a Monday afternoon, or Thursday/Friday morning, we would love to read to you! 


Next half term our topic is traditional tales so we'll be showing off our knowledge of our favourite stories, and doing some fantastic artwork for the art exhibition at Carlton Academy "Once Upon a Time." 


We've learnt lots about superheroes in the last few weeks but we all know who the real superheroes are: 

Autumn 2 update


This half term our topic was 'Fire.' We have learnt lots about the Great Fire of London and had a fantastic trip to the fire station to find out what being a firefighter is really like. 


In Maths we've been learning about fractions and how to tell the time, we have been working hard practicing our numbers to 20, and counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. In English we have been writing recounts about the Great Fire of London and our trip to the fire station, as well as doing some lovely writing about the Christmas Story. 


We have also been working hard on rehearsals for our Christmas production 'The Most Disgruntled Snowman.' Thank you to parents for supporting us by bringing in costumes and coming to see our wonderful play! 


We've had a great year so far and I'm so pleased with the progress the children are making. I hope you all have a very merry Christmas and I look forward to seeing you in the new year!

Our trip to the fire station!

We had great fun baking fruit cupcakes!

Here we are working hard in maths!

Attendance figures for this week 2-6 July 2018 95.6%. Almost at our target of atleast 96%