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St Matthew's CofE Primary School

"Go, shine in the world and live as Jesus lived." (Matthew 5: 14-16)

'Work together, Aim High, Shine Bright'

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Year 1

We can't wait to enjoy the Summer Term together...


We are all really looking forward to seeing you back at school after our Easter break and we have lots of lovely new activities and learning opportunities to enjoy during this Summer term.


We will continue with our wonderful topic about 'Plants & Growth' and see how tall our broad beans grow. We will also be learning about 'Seasonal Changes' in science. In maths, we will continue to develop our knowledge of number and place value, but also focus on topics such as time, money, shape, measure and multiplication.

Our new 'Pathways to Write' book in English is 'Toys In Space' by Mini Grey and we will also enjoy lots of other wonderful stories which link to the theme.

In art and DT, we will have a fantastic time looking at 'Colour Creations', 'Paper Art' and 'Moving Mechanisms'.

Our RE topics this term are: Discipleship, Holy Spirit, Creation and Judaism. In history, we will be enjoying a topic on 'The Greatest Inventors' and in geography we will learn about 'Animals and their Habitats'.

Finally, we will of course, be spending as much time as possible outdoors enjoying PE doing Games and Athletics.


So lots of wonderful things to look forward to!


We have been very busy in our classroom, here is a sneak peek...

Welcome Back to You All!


It is so wonderful to have you all back in school Year 1 and we have been delighted to see your cheerful, smiling faces.

We are so very proud of each and every one of you and you have worked so well at home, that you have been able to return to school ready and willing to enjoy all of our new learning opportunities.

We must also praise and thank your wonderful families too. We have been supported by you all and your commitment and dedication has been incredible. We have also been overwhelmed by your kindness.

Thank you so very much for the wonderful messages, comments, cards and gifts we have received. 


We have a very exciting few weeks ahead of us, with lots new, interesting things to learn! We will be enjoying lots of Mindfulness & Wellbeing activities, such as team building exercises, creative activities, music and drama. We will be spending lots of time enjoying PE sessions, especially our new running track and we will also have our new playground equipment to enjoy very soon!


Our new topics are 'Plants & Growth' in Science, 'Famous Explorers' in History, 'The Easter Story' in RE and 'House & Homes' in DT. We also have our work on our new book, 'The Curious Case of the Missing Mammoth', to complete and lots of fun maths to learn.


In our final few days before the Easter holiday, we have our whole-school 'Reach for the Stars' week, where on the last day, you can dress up as what you would like to be when you are older. 


Keep up the great work Year 1, you are "FANDABYDOZY with a cherry on top!"


Well done & thank you, Mrs Darnton, Mrs Craddock, Mrs Stow & Mrs Marshall.

Spring Term 2021


Happy New Year to all of our wonderful Year 1 children and their families.

We really hope that you have had a joyful and peaceful Christmas break and are looking forward to our new term.


May we take this opportunity to thank you all for your generous gifts, messages and cards.

We were overwhelmed by your kindness.


We understand that this is not quite the start to our school term that we were expecting. But, rest assured, all of the staff at school are working tirelessly to ensure that we continue to provide engaging, exciting and challenging learning opportunities, albeit via an online approach.


We will look forward to 'seeing' you in our TEAMS lessons and continuing with our fantastic topics including materials in science, portraits in art, the history of the 50's and 60's, 'People and their Communities' in geography and the story of 'Creation' in RE.


Year 1 you are amazing and we have no doubt that you will rise to the challenge of this different way of learning.

See you all on the 'Big Screen!'

Mrs Craddock, Mrs Darnton, Mrs Stow & Mrs Marshall.

Here is our new role-play area 'Percy The Park Keeper's Hut'...

Our new 'Pathways To Write' book is 'The Lion Inside' and it is a really wonderful story for us to enjoy!

The Lion Inside

By Rachel Bright and Jim Field Published by Orchard Books

Autumn Term 2020 smiley

A big welcome back to our lovely new class 1!

We are SO excited to be teaching you all this year and it is even more exciting this time as we are

at last going to be all together again in one classroom! 

We have a wonderful classroom ready and waiting for you and we can't wait for you to start learning with us.

As well as magical maths and incredible English, we have so many more exciting lessons planned, including finding out about our local area, learning about animals and reading some stories from the Bible. 

We like to be creative in Class 1 so music is definitely on our menu and you will enjoy our art lessons too! 

Oh...and remember your PE kit with trainers and something to keep you warm too as we will be doing our PE outside for a while. 

You will love our class and we can't wait to share wonderful books with you, teach you cursive handwriting and let you use our wonderful role play area too. 

Here's to a very happy year of learning with us.

Mrs Craddock, Mrs Darnton, Mrs Stow and Mrs Marshall


Enjoy role play in our lovely post office. 

We are delighted to see how well the children have adapted to being back at school full time. We have thoroughly enjoyed seeing their lovely smiling faces and have been very impressed with their hard work already!


If you cannot be in school for any reason at the moment, here are some links to useful learning activities at home. You can also access the Active Learn reading books and activities and there are also some fun things for you to do on Purple Mash. 

Have fun and we really look forward to seeing you back in class very soon!