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Welcome to Matlock Class!

Please take a look at our class page to find out about all the things we are doing this half term.

Miss Woodhouse

Useful information:


Please bring your reading books into school every day.









PE today:  Please wear your PE kit to school.  We take our PE outside whenever possible, so please make sure your kit is appropriate for the weather conditions.

Our learning this term:


We will be using ‘Toys in Space’ by Mini Grey as our inspiration.  Together we will be looking at exciting vocabulary to use when writing a wanted poster about a favourite toy.  Following this, we will be writing a set of instructions on how to make a junk model robot. 


Author of the term

Our author of the term is 'Oliver Jeffers'.  We will be reading a wide range of Oliver's books and discussing the stories in detail.

Mathematics in Year 1 

Place value

  • To know how to count to and across 20, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number. 
  • To add one more or one less from a given number. 
  • To know how to identify and represent numbers using objects and pictorial representations including the number line, and use the language of: equal to, more than, less than (fewer), most, least.
  • To know how to read and write numbers from 1 to 20 in numerals and words.


Addition and subtraction 

  • To know how to read, write and interpret mathematical statements involving addition (+), subtraction (–) and equals (=) signs.
  • To represent and use number bonds and related subtraction facts within 20.
  • To add and subtract one-digit and two-digit numbers to 20, including zero.

Mathematics in Year 2

Place value 

  • To know how to count in steps of 2, 3, and 5 from 0, and in tens from any number, forwards and backwards.
  • To know and recognise the place value of each digit in a two-digit number (tens, ones).
  • To know how to read and write numbers to at least 100 in numerals and in words.
  • To use place value and number facts to solve problems.


Addition and subtraction 

  • To know how to solve addition and subtraction problems with addition and subtraction using concrete objects and pictorial representations, including those involving numbers and quantities.
  • To begin to recall and use addition and subtraction facts to 20 fluently.
  • To know how to add and subtract a two digit number to a one digit number using concrete objects, pictorial representations and mental strategies.

History (Toys) 

  • To know changes within living memory focusing on toys.

Geography (Our local area)

  • To know how to use world maps, atlases and globes to identify the United Kingdom and its countries.
  • To know how to use a simple compass directions (North, South, East and West) and locational and directional language [for example, near and far; left and right], to describe the location of features and routes on a map.
  • To know how to use aerial photographs and plan perspectives to recognise landmarks and basic human and physical features; devise a simple map; and use and construct basic symbols in a key.
  • To know how to use simple fieldwork and observational skills to study the geography of our school and its grounds and the key human and physical features of its surrounding environment.