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  7th June 2019


General Information / Upcoming Events

Welcome back! We hope everybody had a lovely half term break! Phonics Screening will take place the week commencing 10th June, please ensure where ever possible, your child is in school on time during this period. Moving up day will soon be upon us and your child will spend the morning in their year 2 class meeting their new teacher for September.



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?


Grammar – join words and sentences using ‘; correct sentence punctuation * Plus, consolidation / extension of all Year group objectives


Count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, from any given number Number bonds to 20 Add/subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20 Count in multiples of twos, fives and tens Solve one-step problems – all 4 operations Recognise, find and name a half / quarter of an object, shape or quantity


Plants - Wild and garden plants Deciduous/Evergreen trees


God and Creation - Creation story, God’s creations in our school environment


Animated Story Books - Difference between e-books and story books Use drawing tools to create a picture / animation Add text / Change colour, font and size Add sounds / own voice recording / music


Life in the city.


Athletics - Running/Walking – different speeds/durations Running over obstacles Throwing for distance

D and T

Food – preparing fruit and vegetables.


Growing - Changing needs from young to old Change and loss People who look after us


Taught by Mrs Collard.





What will be given?

When will it be sent home?

When does it need to be returned to school?

Weekly phonics homework




On a Friday



On a Friday

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. As always, 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. As the Phonics Screening Check is drawing closer, we ask that you practise recognising phonic sounds with your child as much as possible and practise applying them by reading real and nonsense words.


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                    - This is free if used on a computer but has a joining fee if used as an app.


Thank you for your continued support.       


  Mrs Buckley and Mrs Thompson