St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

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St Matthew’s C of E Primary School

“...encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God.” (1 Thessalonians 2:11-12)

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St Matthews C of E Primary School

Half-termly Class Newsletter


Class: 1MB and 1LT

Date: 25th February 2019


General Information / Upcoming Events

Welcome back! We hope everybody had a lovely half-term break. During this half term we have some important dates: World Book Day on the 7th of March, Mother’s Day on Sunday 31st March and we also have Easter approaching, with Good Friday on the 19th April and Easter Sunday 21st April.  This half term we are also hoping to go on a spring walk, weather dependent!



PE will be taught on Wednesdays by Mr McGuiness.

Please ensure that your child does wear any jewellery on this day of the week for health and safety reasons.

Please note that long hair must be tied back with a bobble

Thank you for your support with this.


PE kits should be in school at the beginning of this week and ideally kept in school for the full half term.

Reading Books

Children’s reading routines i.e. guided reading/individual reading will be the same as stated on the last newsletter.


Can we ask that you encourage your child not to change their individual home reading books too frequently as we would like the children to build up their fluency skills when re-reading a text (this is one of the objectives for year 1 children).



Curriculum – What will children be learning this half term?


In English we will be looking at:

Traditional tales – Little Red Riding Hood, Flotsam’ by David Weisner, non-fiction texts and poetry.



Count to 50, forwards and backwards, from any given number Read and write numbers to 40 in numerals and words Add/subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20 Solve one-step problems.


Types of Animals - Common animals Carnivores, herbivores, omnivores


Easter – Celebrating New Life.


Being special – looking at similarities and differences


Maze Explorers.


Around the World - Geography



D & T






What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

Maths - to support each block of learning.



Weekly phonics homework




At the beginning of a new block of learning.


On a Friday



On a Friday

For practise at home.



By Wednesday



Children will need to practise the spellings for the following Friday’s spelling test.



How can parents help?

We are always grateful for your support and involvement throughout the year. Helping your child with their homework weekly will be much appreciated as the homework set is there to embed the concepts we have learnt throughout the week. We ask that you read with your child at home as frequently as possible and make brief comments in their reading record book to indicate that the book has been read.

We would also request that you ask your child frequently to practise reading the tricky word sets on the slip stuck in the front of their reading record book.


Useful links to support learning                                                                                  

YouTube- I can count to 100 song- Harry Kindergarten    

Have fun teaching- counting back from 20              Ipad app- Pocket Phonics and Phonics Test UK

Friends of 10 song - Youtube  – 5-7yrs old addition and subtraction                    

Thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Buckley and Mrs Hoyle