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Welcome to Matlock class!

Please take a look at our class page to find out about all the exciting things we are doing in Matlock class.


Miss Cullen

Useful information:

Our PE day will be on a Wednesday. Please can pupils come to school in their PE kit, making sure that it is suitable for the colder months as we will be doing PE outside as much as we can.


Our Library Trolley day is on Monday, remember to bring in your library books to change on Mondays.

Our learning this term: 


Science: Animals and Human 


  • explore and compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive
  • identify that most living things live in habitats to which they are suited and describe how different habitats provide for the basic needs of different kinds of animals and plants, and how they depend on each other
  • identify and name a variety of plants and animals in their habitats, including microhabitats
  • describe how animals obtain their food from plants and other animals, using the idea of a simple food chain, and identify and name different sources of food
  • notice that animals, including humans, have offspring which grow into adults
  • find out about and describe the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival (water, food and air)
  • describe the importance for humans of exercise, eating the right amounts of different types of food, and hygiene


In Maths we will be learning:

Y1: Fractions including

  • recognise, find and name a half as one of two equal parts of an object, shape or quantity
  • recognise, find and name a quarter as one of four equal parts of an object, shape or quantity.

Position and direction including

  • describe position, direction and movement, including whole, half, quarter and three-quarter turns.

Place value to 100 including

  • count to and across 100, forwards and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1, or from any given number.
  • count, read and write numbers to 100 in numerals; count in multiples of 2s, 5s and 10s.

Time including

  • time (hours, minutes, seconds).

  • sequence events in chronological order using language [for example, before and after, next, first, today, yesterday, tomorrow, morning, afternoon and evening].

  • recognise and use language relating to dates, including days of the week, weeks, months and years.

  • tell the time to the hour and half past the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.

Money including

  • recognise and know the value of different denominations of coins and notes.


Year 2: Position and Direction including 

  • use mathematical vocabulary to describe position, direction and movement, including movement in a straight line and distinguishing between rotation as a turn and in terms of right angles for quarter, half and three-quarter turns (clockwise and anti-clockwise).

Time including 

  • compare and sequence intervals of time.
  • tell and write the time to five minutes, including quarter past/to the hour and draw the hands on a clock face to show these times.
  • know the number of minutes in an hour and the number of hours in a day.

Measurement including

  • choose and use appropriate standard units to estimate and measure mass (kg/g); temperature (°C); capacity (litres/ml) to the nearest appropriate unit, using scales, thermometers and measuring vessels.
  • compare and order mass, volume/capacity and record the results using >, < and =.


In English we will be looking at:  

  • Caterpillar shoes - Make predictions, retell the story using drama and write character descriptions about the characters with the story.
  • Taddalik - Writing an alternative endings to the story, explore characters thoughts and feelings.
  • Riddleswrite a who am I riddle using knowledge of an animal.
  • Information text / descriptionChildren write an information text about different habitats or a description of an animal habitat.
  • Text focus ‘Oliver’s vegetables’children write and make a recipe using vegetables from the text.


For more information about what we are learning, please click on 'Curriculum' under the 'Key Information' tab.

Class Author: Katie and Kevin Tsang

Train driver visit.

Boogie Bounce

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We have been very fortunate to have Boogie Bounce come to our school. Matlock Class loved every second of it even when they did get stitch! Great, positive energy!

Science investigation: Which paper will absorb the most water?

Santa's Letters

Kandinsky Art Work

Wolf character descriptions.

The visit of the old bus for our History theme Transport in Autumn 1