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1H Miss Hazeldine and Mrs Lamb

Welcome to Class 1HL


Class Teachers : Miss Chloe Hazeldine (Mon, Tue, Wed morning) and

                   Mrs Lisa Lamb (Wed afternoon, Thu, Fri)

Class T.A.: Mrs Sarahjane Searl


One of us will be at the door every day to welcome your children in to class.  If you need to speak to us urgently, please feel free to grab us at the door. Time is limited in the mornings, so if you would like to talk about something and need more time, please make an appointment to see us after school. No question is too small and it is much better to ask us as soon as anything crops up rather than waiting for a problem or concern to grow! Alternatively, you can email the class teacher on:

Stars of the week!


smiley Our 'Learning Star' of the week is Sonny smiley

heart Our 'Values Star' of the week is Elsie heart



Useful Information


  • Our class PE days are every Monday and every Friday. Please ensure that your child has their full PE kit in school at all times. It will be sent home on a Thursday evening so they can wear it to school every Friday in place of their school uniform. Thank you!


  • Please remember that the school gates will open at 8:30am and the register will be taken at 8:40am. 

Please, please, please ensure that EVERY item your child brings into school is clearly labelled with their name. Items will inevitably become misplaced and it makes it a lot easier to return items to their owners when things are labelled. Thank you so much!



  • Home Learning spelling activities will be handed out every Monday. The home learning books will need to come back in on a Friday for testing the spellings.


  • Your child will be given reading opportunities daily in school, so please make sure their book bag and their home school reading book are in school every day.  The children will read in a range of contexts including whole class stories, comprehension sessions which may be based on visual texts as well as written texts, reading in small groups and reading individually.  They will change their books twice a week, and we would encourage you to read at home with your child every day - little and often is the best way to learn.
Lots of children have moved up a book band this half term.  Some have even moved up two book bands!  Reading regularly at home has a HUGE impact on their reading progress and the holidays are a crucial time for doing this every day so that their reading doesn't slip back.  10 minutes of reading each day would make a huge difference and mean that there is no slippage in the progress they have made over the term.  Thank you for your support with this.

Hook Day - Boat Building!

In topic today we were learning about the United Kingdom. We explored the four countries through food, flags and physical and manmade features!

In English this week, we have been finding out about sea creatures and putting our information into non-chronological reports. Here are some examples of our finished work.

As part of guided reading today, the children were asked to choose a story they'd like to share with the class. They had to think about why they liked the book and why others would enjoy it. Grace chose the Rainbow Fish and shared it with the class at the end of the day.

As part of guided reading today, the children were asked to choose a story they'd like to share with the class. They had to think about why they liked the book and why others would enjoy it. Grace chose the Rainbow Fish and shared it with the class at the end of the day. 1

Something Fishy!

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This week the children are working on a narrative called 'Something Fishy'. They have been working really hard immersing themselves into the text by using a story map to retell the story and also by acting out the story. Have a look at the videos and photos below :)

Our animal poems!

Week Ending 21st September


It's been another busy week in 1H.  


In our English we have been practising writing sentences, focusing on using a capital letter to start, finger spaces between words and a full stop to finish.  Some of us have started writing ORANGE sentences, using "and" or "so" to link clauses.


We have finished by making our own class book called "Dear Aquarium".  It looks GREAT.


In Maths we have been getting better at using manipulatives like beadstrings and ten frames to represent numbers up to 20.  We are really getting the hang of it.


Next week we will be using an animation as a stimulus for our writing and we will be working towards writing the story ourselves.


Dear Aquarium - an extract from our class book

Using Manipulatives to represent numbers

Week Ending 14.09.18

This week has been BUSY!


On Thursday in Class Worship we talked about what makes our school "A City on a Hill".  The children were AMAZING in their responses.  Here are a few of the things they said

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Week ending 7/9/18


No home learning this week!  The children all seem to have settled in really well and we have had a busy but fun week, introducing our Under the Sea theme through various activities and a day of Love on Friday, thinking about how we can "Love our neighbour" as ourselves


All the children have read with an adult and where possible have brought 2 books home to read with you.  If your child has only got one book it is because we are still restocking our coloured band books.  Please bear with us.






Wednesday 5th September 2018


Our learning journey continues as we start in Year 1.



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 Term in RL

Phew! What a busy term! We have been learning to read and write, making friends, trying new foods, learning all about numbers and shapes, getting to know lots of different adults, becoming independent, making ourselves feel at home, learning about God, sharing information about ourselves and learning about our Christian values. Have a look at the pictures of us keeping busy!

National Marine Aquarium Visit


We were very lucky last week to have a visit from the mermaid from Plymouth Aquarium. Her name was Marina and she brought with her lots of wonderful friends and interesting things to see. We have been practising forming questions so the whole morning was very informative. We even got to hold a piece of coral and a real shark's jaw full of teeth!

St Matthews Day at St Matthew's!

We have been learning all about our school's name sake and thinking of ways we can let our 'lights shine'.

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We have been loving our learning in maths and literacy!

Have a look at our displays!

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We have had lots of fun getting to know our new friends and exploring our school in our first days at St Matthews.

Must Read Books
  • St Matthew's Church of England Primary and Nursery
  • 1 Peregrine Road,Derriford, Plymouth, PL6 5FN
  • Telephone number : 01752 395969
  • Mobile telephone number : 07486954505