Fleming Class Y1

Welcome to Fleming Class
Our class is a team - we are discoverers, educators, leaders and learners of the 21st century!
 Our class is named after Sir Alexander Fleming, he was a Scottish physician and microbiologist.  He is best known for discovering the world's first broadly effective antibiotic substance, which he named penicillin.
Mrs Reskelly

Class Teacher (Monday - Tuesday)

All about me!
I'm Mrs Reskelly and I will be teaching in Fleming class on Mondays and Tuesdays. 
I am looking forward to working with Mrs Mattock to teach Fleming class, we will work closely with Mrs Oswick in Newton class, we are really lucky to have such a great year 1 team. We have a fun year ahead with lots of exciting learning and enrichment opportunities planned. 
Here are a few facts about me:
  • Favourite colour: Teal
  • Favourite animal: Dogs (and penguins)
  • Favourite beach: Harlyn (I got married there)
  • Favourite book: The Twits by Roald Dahl
  • Favourite food: Potatoes - in any form!
Fun Fact about me: I lived in Australia for seven years until I missed Cornwall too much so I moved back home to be closer to family and the beautiful Cornish beaches. I have taught in Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka but in my opinion Cornwall tops them all! 
Mrs Mattock

Class Teacher (Wednesday - Friday)

All about me! Mrs Mattock

Hello, I’m Mrs Mattock and  I will be teaching year 1 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from September.

I am really looking forward to the year ahead teaching Fleming with Mrs Reskelly and we have got lots of exciting trips, visitors, projects and WOW moments lined up for you all. Fleming and Newton class will work closely together with our projects and there will be lots of opportunities for collaborative learning linking to our STEAM curriculum.

Here are a few facts about me:

  •        Favourite colour: Red
  •        Favourite animal: Guinea Pigs and Dogs 
  •        Favourite beach: Carbis Bay
  •        Favourite book: The Hungry Caterpillar and The Day the Crayons Quit
  •        Favourite food: Spaghetti Carbonara 
Mrs Martyn

Teaching Assistant (Mon - Fri & PPA cover Wednesday PM)


Talk 4 Writing Fiction Text:  'How the Tortoise got his Shell'

Imitate: The children will learn the story using key language and actions.  Innovate: The children will learn to change certain parts of the text such as characters, settings.  Invent: The children will write their own version of the story.

Non-fiction:  A recount written about the Rock pool safari visit.

Poetry:  Poetry written in response to ‘The Puffin Book of Fantastic First Poems

Little Wandle

Our reading and phonics is taught through our daily Little Wandle sessions.  The children will be heard read three times a week and will develop their skills of Decoding, Prosody and Comprehension.  Reading books will be changed every Monday.  We encourage all children to read their books at home every day to support these skills.  

Weekly spellings will be sent home every Monday.  This will also include an overview of our phonics for the week. 

A love of reading library book will also be brought home.  


Our Maths learning this term will focus on:

Place value within 50: Grouping and partitioning. Count by making groups of ten. Partitioning into tens and ones, Estimating on a number line to 50. 1 more 1 less.

Measurement: Including length, height, mass, and volume.

Multiplication and Division: Focusing on 2s, 5s and 10s, doubling, arrays, grouping and sharing.



Our PE days will be on a Monday and Thursday.  This half term will focus on:  

Locomotion: Jumping

Pupils will develop their jumping and skipping skills and how jumping affects their body.

Ball Skills: Rackets, bats and balls

The focus of the skill of using a racket for dribbling and hitting with accuracy and power.


Class organisation

Within Year 1 we have followed a ‘continuous provision’ approach to covering our Year 1 curriculum objectives.  However, from Easter we will now follow a more formal learning environment by having a 'whole class' teaching approach for all of our subjects.  

Children should bring their reading book to school everyday please. Their library books can be changed daily.
Please send your child to school with a named drinks bottle each day, this should only contain water please.
A piece of fruit will be provided as a morning snack for each child everyday. 
Please ensure all children's uniform and coats are clearly named. Thank you. 
Summer Term 1
Our STEAM topic this term is ‘All Creatures Great and Small’ and our STEAM enquiry question is ‘What do animals need to survive?’   
Here is an overview of our planned learning for this term. 
A showcase of our learning in Fleming Class: Spring Term
A showcase of our learning in Fleming Class: Autumn Term

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