Welcome to 1M
Our Teacher is Mrs Matusiak & our Teaching Assistant is Mrs Galbraith.
We have P.E on Mondays and Wednesdays. Children must wear a full P.E kit including sensible footwear to take part in our lessons.
P.E kits can be left in school and taken home at the end of every half term to be washed and brought back into school.
Children are allocated a book to take home to read. Only books that are signed by somebody at home will be changed.
Books are sent home after your child has read with Mrs Galbraith and they have a full week to read their book at home.
Books MUST be in school before your child's allocated reading day which is Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. Please check your child's day in their reading book.
Here at Irk Valley, we have an amazing new website for our children to use for Maths. This can be accessed online or much easier if you download the app from the app or play store. Each child has an individual log in and password, which can be found in the front of their reading record.
Every Friday your child will bring home a new spelling sheet to practice ready for our spelling test the week after on Friday afternoon.
All children will receive English and Maths homework on a Friday in their yellow homework books. Your child must place their yellow books back into our homework box before Wednesday.
This week's homework for your child's table is below:
Our class attendance for the week was 96%
Well done 1M!
Remember to be in the line at 8.50 each morning!
This term we will be looking at Stories by the same author - Julia Donaldson.
I grew up in a tall terraced Victorian London house with my parents, grandmother, aunt, uncle, younger sister Mary and cat Geoffrey (who was really a prince in disguise. Mary and I would argue about which of us would marry him).
Mary and I were always creating imaginary characters and mimicking real ones, and I used to write shows and choreograph ballets for us. A wind-up gramophone wafted out Chopin waltzes.
I studied Drama and French at Bristol University, where I met Malcolm, a guitar-playing medic to whom I’m now married.
You can visit this website to find out more:
Maths- Spring Term
In the first two weeks, we have been focusing on place value.
Here are our favourite songs that will help us with our work this term:
Counting to 100:
Counting in 2s:
Counting in 5s:
Counting in 10s:
This week we have been focusing on 2D and 3D shapes.
What is the difference between 2D and 3D shapes?
Can you name them?
We are very lucky as we get to use our I-pads every Friday to earn as many points as we can. We can also get a certificate and a prize! Don't forget - you can earn your points at home as well! If you need any help please come and see Mrs Matusiak or Mrs Galbraith.
As part of our new topic, we will be focusing on Geography and Art this term.
In Geography, we are going to:
- Ask simple geographical questions e.g. What is it like to live in this place?- Understand how some places are linked to other places e.g. roads, trains
- Describe seasonal weather changes
- Name, describe and compare familiar places
- Link their homes with other places in their local community
In Art, we are going to:
- Use artwork to record ideas, observations and experiences
- Experiment with different materials to design and make products
- Explain what he/she likes about the work of others
- Use a variety of tools including pencils, rubbers, crayons, pastels, felt tips, charcoal, ballpoints, chalk and other dry media to represent objects in lines