Welcome to Class 1F
Class Teacher : Miss Katie Freeman
Class T.A.: Mrs Becki Gent
We have an 'open door policy'. Please feel free to talk to us at the start or end of the day. No question is too small! Alternatively, you can email the class teacher on:
Stars of the week!
Our 'Learning Star' of the week is...
Angelo for writing some excellent sentences in our English lessons.
Our 'Value Star' of the week is...
Millie for showing love in the classroom.
Our class PE days are Wednesday and Friday. Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school. Thank you!
Please remember that the school gates will open at 8:30am and the register will be taken at 8:40am. The children can be picked up at 3.20pm.
We ask that your child brings their (labelled) PE kit to school on a daily basis. They can wear their PE kit to school every Friday in place of their school uniform.
New 'Home Learning' activities will be handed out every Thursday. These will then be collected for marking on Wednesday.
This week in English we have been finding out about the story of 'Something Fishy'. We mapped out the story as a class and then worked in groups to act out each stage of the story.
Love Theme Day
We spent time finding out about out Christian Value of Love. We listened carefully to our linked Bible verse, thought about people we loved and how we show them we care, made love cards using key sections of scripture, painted love hearts using our colour mixing skills and created heart patterns on peg boards.
13th September 2018
Today we have been thinking about what makes us special as a Church of England school. We have shared our ideas as a class and talked about what it means to let our lights shine. Here are some of the ideas that we shared...
Look at our learning when we were in Reception
Growth Mindset in Reception
Here at St Matthew's we promote a Growth Mindset in all of our children. We encourage 'challenge' and teach them that to 'be challenged' is a positive thing that helps us to learn. We celebrate mistakes that we make and consider what we would do differently next time (i.e. what have we learnt from our mistake) and we think about the 'Power of Yet' - we may not be able to do something right now, but that does not mean we will never be able to do it - we just cannot do it 'yet!'.
Check out the document below for more information...
Our first two days at school
We have enjoyed getting to know our new friends and we have been busy exploring our new environment at St Matthew's.
A busy few weeks!
We have had a very busy few weeks learning new sounds, being shape detectives around our classroom and we have been making some more lovely friends around our school.
Our National Marine Aquarium Visit
We were very excited to welcome some special visitors from The National Marine Aquarium. We met a mermaid called Marina and some of her lovely friends. She also brought some interesting things for us to see and touch. We really enjoyed looking around the classroom for the purses Marina had dropped, we were very helpful. We have been learning about questions so we were able to ask Marina some very good questions. It was a very exciting visit!
Our Learning Displays
We have worked so hard and we want to share this with you.
We really enjoyed our final two days of term. We kept very busy. Some of our activities included: singing with Mrs Caddick, dancing, party games, making photo frames and we even met Father Christmas!
We have been learning how to keep ourselves safe when using a range of technology online. We listened to the story of Smartie the Penguin and shared ideas of what we would do if we were in the same situation. We also enjoyed learning the words of Smartie’s song, ‘Before you tap and click, You need to stop and think, And tell someone’. The children completed an activity while singing the song.
Mother's Day Afternoon Tea
Thank you to all of the 'special ladies' who joined us for afternoon tea. The children enjoyed making your scones and sharing them with you.
'Learning Together' Workshop
Here are the PowerPoints from our 'Learning Together' workshops. We discussed how we teach Phonics and Maths in the Early Years and we also discussed the writing process and the expectations for the end of Reception...Feel free to pop in and ask the Reception team any questions about it.