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Year 1 - Tomlinson Class

Welcome to the Tomlinson Class Page.


Our Class Teacher is Miss Athow.



Did you know we are called Tomlinson Class after the author Jill Tomlinson? Jill Tomlinson has written  lots of books including 'The Owl who was Afraid of the dark' and 'The Cat that wanted to go home'.



Our First Term in Tomlinson Class


We have enjoyed our first term in Tomlinson Class and have completed lots of lovely work. We started off the year writing labels, lists and captions in our Literacy work. We enjoyed our work on The Enormous Crocodile by Roald Dahl and wrote some lovely descriptions to help the zoo keepers find the crocodile that had escaped from their zoo! 


In Maths we have done lots of work with representing different numbers. We used tens frames, dice, dominoes, bead strings and money. We have also been learning about number bonds to ten and we have started to write the number sentences for each number bond. We had lots of fun learning Kung Foo maths to help us remember the different symbols that we need to use in our number sentences. 


We have started learning our Phase 5 sounds in Phonics and we have been using these to help us with our writing and also our reading.


During our Harvest week at school we enjoyed being creative and making lots of different things. We put our fine motor skills to the test when we were weaving baskets, we used our knowledge of shapes when making a scarecrow out of shapes and we collected leaves to make Hedgehogs. It was nice to have our parents in to help us too. 


We have had lots of fun so far and we are excited to see what next term brings in Tomlinson Class.  

The Big Crime Scene!


When we arrived at school one morning, there was a big crime scene that the Police needed our help with. There had been a break in into Mrs Egan's office and we had to look at the clues. We then had to be Icknield Detectives to try and work out who it was that had broken into the school. Poor Mrs Egan's office was such a mess but we enjoyed having a look at what had happened to it! 


After lots of work and piecing all of the clues together we managed to discover that it was The Big Bad Wolf that had broken into Mrs Egan's office. 

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Christmas fun in Tomlinson Class


We have had lots of fun during the festive period and the children have made some lovely pieces of work. We enjoyed our families coming into class to help us make Christmas decorations. The Christmas trees made from paper plates and the snowman made from pegs looked amazing.


We had a special visitor in Tomlinson Class. An Elf has been keeping a watchful eye over us and has been reporting back to Santa! We decided to name our Elf Candy Cane because of her colourful legs and we have loved coming into class each morning so see what mischief she has been up to.


Thank you very much for coming and watching us perform our Christmas Assembly, we really loved singing our songs to you and also showing you some of the lovely work that we have done during the last couple of weeks. We really hope that you enjoyed watching us :) 


We would also like to say thank you for bringing in lots of yummy food for us to enjoy during our Christmas party afternoon. We sang lots of Christmas songs and the children ate lots of food!!


Finally we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Our 2017 Ofsted inspection commented - that we still provide good quality education & a stimulating & caring environment. Individual needs are well met & children quickly grow in confidence. There is a positive culture for safeguarding & pupils said that they feel happy & settled in school.

"I am amazing. Together we are magnificent!"

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