Mountfields Lodge School

Aim High, Reach for the Sky

Mountfields Lodge School


Welcome to Topaz!


We are:

 - a wonderful Year 1 Class!

- becoming more independent and put our things away by ourselves.

- very grown up! We even change our own reading books.

- a very caring class and are always thinking of ways to look after each other.

- very enthusiastic learners and always work hard.

- a class who loves singing and making up rhymes to help us remember things.


This year we will be mastering many crucial Maths and English skills through fantastic themes.


We have outdoor PE on a Friday and indoor PE on a Wednesday; so we need to have kit suitable for both.


Spellings and Phonics homework are issued on a Thursday and the Phonics homework should be returned on a Tuesday; we do a spelling check each Thursday. Also, we have a theme-based homework each term called ‘3-in-a-row’.


We have log-ins for our online resources of Bug Club and Purple Mash and these are in our reading diaries.


You are always welcome to come in and see the staff in the class if you have any questions to ask or are concerned about anything.


This term we will be embarking on an exciting learning adventure linked mostly to the exciting topic of pirates!


Our English work will be based on a number of different texts including: Narrative - The Pirate Next Door; Report - The Great White Shark; Narrative Fantasy Story - The Sandcastle; Newspaper Report - Pirates!

We will also be learning about the Oceans, Seas and Continents, tie-dying our own bandanas and making pirate shelters!

In Science Week, on the week beginning the 21st May, we will be investigating forces and Materials and we will be inviting you in to join in with some of these activities (letter to follow).




Pirate Inspiration Day

Pirate Inspiration Day 1 Ripping and staining paper ready for treasure maps
Pirate Inspiration Day 2 Making ship rats
Pirate Inspiration Day 3 Making treasure
Pirate Inspiration Day 4 Treasure necklace
Pirate Inspiration Day 5 Arrgh! Topaz in skull and crossbone pirate hats.

Images from our brilliant trip to Conkers!

Images from our brilliant trip to Conkers! 1 Learning about food chains.
Images from our brilliant trip to Conkers! 2 Getting ready for the challenging 'Barefoot Walk'.
Images from our brilliant trip to Conkers! 3 Psyching up for the obstacles.
Images from our brilliant trip to Conkers! 4 Team photo. Go Topaz (and some Jade!)
Images from our brilliant trip to Conkers! 5 Monkeying around at the top of a tall climbing web
Attendance Reminder: ALL pupils should be in class for 9.00am, any time after that is recorded as a 'late'.