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Welcome to Class 1N


Class Teacher : Mr Norris

Class T.A.: Mrs Madge


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:

Or, via the Class Dojo page.




Stars of the week!


 smileyOur 'Learning Star' of the week is Joshua B for working hard especially within English lessons, well done!smiley



 heartOur 'Value Star' of the week is the whole of 1N for welcoming a visiting teacher into our class so well this weekheart




  • Our class PE days are every Monday (Gymnastics) and Friday (Dance) 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. Home time for year one and above is 3:20pm.  


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 smiley



  • New 'Home Learning' activities will be handed out every Friday. These will then be collected for marking on Wednesday.


  • We endeavour to read with your child twice a week and change their books on these occasions.


Safer Internet Day!

In class today we have discussed how to use the Internet safely. We considered who could ask if we weren't sure of something on the Internet and when we should ask a question. We then created posters to us remember the questions we might need to ask!

13th September 2018

What makes us distinctive as a Church School?


Today in Class Worship, we discussed what makes us special as a Church School. The children shared their thoughts with each other and came up with some very insightful answers as to what makes us unique!


Well done 1N!


5th September 2018

Life in Year 1 Begins!


Today we have welcomed the pupils back to begin the next chapter in their time here at St Matthew's. It has been fantastic to see the children so enthusiastic and excited for the year ahead. I look forward to getting to know the pupils as individuals and tailoring the learning for them.


Please keep your eye on the page for updates for how the children have been getting on!  


I am sure we are going to have a fantastic year and the children will continue their brilliant learning from Foundation.


Mr Norris






















Miss Webster's Wedding!

In prepartaion for Miss Webster's wedding over the Easter holidays, we have a wedding role play set up in our classroom.heart

We have been thinking about why people choose to get married and we have been reading a fantatsic story by Julia Donaldson, 'The Scarecrow's Wedding'.

After Easter, Miss Webster will have a new name - Mrs Smith! How confusing! You can still call her Miss Webster though, if you forget! frown


Easter Bonnet Parade

Look at the AMAZING Easter Bonnets you have all made for Home Learning. They are brilliant, you have all worked very hard! We certainly do not envy the judges. Check them out below...

National Autism Awareness Week

This week in school we have been thinking about ways in which we are all different and celebrating these ways. We all agree that the world would be a very boring place if we were all the same! It is okay to be different! To acknowledge this, on Wednesday, we all wore silly socks to school! Look at some of our silly socks below....frown


We also watched an episode of Pablo, on CBeebies - Pablo is a boy with Autism. He looks just like everyone else on the outside but he sees the world a bit differently.

Mother's Day Afternoon Tea

Thank you to all of the 'special ladies' who joined us for our Afternoon Tea this week. The children had been busy making soem delicious scones to share. We hope you enjoyed your afternoon with us smiley

e Saftey Week

This week it was e-Safety week, we have been thinking about how to kee ourselves safe i school and at home when using computers and tablets. We listened to a story about Smartie the Penguin and discussed what we would have done in Smartie's situation. We also learnt a song:

'Before you tap and click, you need to STOP and THINK and TELL someone!'

Anti Bullying Week

Congratulations to Phoebe for being voted 'Runner Up' by our Student Council for her superb Anti-Bullying poster design. Good work Phoebe!

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...

The National Marine Aquarium Visit

We have been lucky enough to receive an extra special visit from the National Marine Aquarium. We met a real mermaid called Marina who told us all about life under the sea and she also spoke about some of her special friends, even introducing us to a few. We were brillaint listeners and we asked some great questions. We even went on a treasure hunt where we helped Marina to find some of the purses that she had dropped all over the classroom! Miss Webter and Mrs Lawrence were very proud of us.


In class we have been thinking about what a 'question' is. We have been thinking about some 'question words' that we could use when asking a question. These include: where, when, what and who. Some clever people also worked out that sometimes a question might start with...'Have you ever...?' or 'Can'.

For example, 'Have you ever been to the moon?' and 'Can I have an apple please?'


We have thought of some excellent questions for our special Mermaid visitor...I wonder if you can ask a question to someone at home?

St Matthew's Day

This week we have been celebrating St Matthew's Day! As a result we have been finding out about who St Matthew was and why he is especially important to our school, what our school vision is and thinking about how we can 'let our light shine'...

Check out our display below:


Our school vision is....

We've had another fun week of learning! We've been making patterns with shapes, building cars with the Mobilo, and practising our writing skills! Check out these photos...

Lunch time!

We've been so grown up at lunchtime! We are getting so good at the lunchtime routine in the Hall - taking turns to line up to get our lunch, eating our lunches, scrapping our plates, getting our delicious pudding and then going out to have fun on the playground!

Miss Webster and Mrs Lawrence are super proud of how well we are doing - great table manners too!

We went on a tour of our big new school!

'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.

Must Read Books

Early Learning Goals (ELGs)

School Motto

‘Love, Forgiveness, Courage, Hope, Trust, Spirit’

Mission Statement

‘let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.’ Matthew 5:16

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