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Week beginning 26th October


This week in Class Topaz, we will be:

  • Continuing our work on The Three Little Pigs with some sequencing work.
  • Finding parts of a model and using tens frames to work out number bonds to ten.
  • Looking at seasonal changes in Science and starting some History.


I’m so pleased to be back with you all in class and I’m looking forward to an exciting half term ahead!

Week beginning 5th October


This week in Class Topaz, we will be:


  • Beginning our traditional tales unit of writing by retelling a fairy tale and reading the Three Little Pigs.
  • Using our knowledge of part-whole models to help us write addition and subtraction number sentences.
  • Looking in science at seasonal changes and starting to observe and measure autumnal changes around our school.

Using part-whole models

Week beginning 28th September


This week in Class Topaz, we will be:


  • Finishing our work on ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. We will be having a go at retelling the story in our own writing.
  • Beginning to look at part-whole models and partitioning numbers in different ways.
  • Discussing why it is important that humans eat the right amount of different foods and designing our own healthy plate.

Making Lighthouses

Week beginning 21st September


This week in Class Topaz, we will be:


  • Continuing with ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. We will be using capital letters for the days of the week and starting to use the conjunction ‘and’.
  • Learning about ordinal numbers.
  • Exploring what happens to our bodies when we exercise and why it is important to exercise.

Week beginning 14th September


This week in Class Topaz, we will be:

  • Starting a new book in English called ‘The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch’. We will be learning and retelling the story.
  • Beginning to use the greater than and less than symbol to compare groups and numbers.
  • Learning about the primary colours and mixing them together to create a colour wheel.


We had a super week last week and I’m so impressed by how the class are adapting to working in Year 1. Keep up the brilliant work Topaz!

Week beginning 7th September


This week in Class Topaz, we will be:

  • Continuing our English topic on The Colour Monster with work on adjectives and simple sentences.
  • Counting forwards and backwards with numbers to 10.
  • Learning about how to keep healthy and hygienic in Science which includes some exciting investigations.'


You have all settled so well and made a brilliant start to Year 1. Go Team Topaz!

Welcome to Class Topaz!



Our class teacher is Miss Blackburn and Mrs Hodkinson is our learning support assistant. 


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.


This year we will be using POWER MATHS a new exciting scheme and learning English skills through fantastic themes.


We have outdoor PE on a Tuesday; so we need to have kit suitable for this.


We are so excited to welcome you back to school and can't wait for a fantastic year ahead!




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