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Onyx Class

Welcome to Onyx Class


ClassTeacher:           Mrs Coppin

Learning Assistant: Mrs Menditta, Miss Vere & Miss Porter

HLTA:                         Mrs Rose




Homework is set each week on a Friday and is expected to be completed by the following Thursday. A homework blog will be posted on your child’s Purple Mash account, so they have an overview for the week and the weekly spellings.


Children are asked to:

  • Read at home three times per week-children will receive a stamp on their bookmark!
  • Learn weekly spellings which will be available on the blog. Test will be on Friday.

Other tasks and activities may include:

  • Learn times-tables on Purple Mash


PE days


Onyx class PE is on Wednesday, this may change as sometimes we may change slots depending on weather and other circumstances.  



Class Timetable


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Class Ambassador: 


Our Classroom








Our work- Autumn Term:


In Maths we have been working hard to understand place value, explaining how many tens and ones a number has and applying our knowledge to reasoning problems. We have been learning 

how to use the column method to add and subtract too, followed by money.  

We have also been practicing counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s so we are ready to learn our times tables. The children enjoy challenges in maths.


In English, we have listened to stories from famous authors, such as Roald Dahl and we read the story The Twits as a class. We made Squiggly Spaghetti, but no one dared to eat it! 

We have also written firework poems with great adjectives to describe and we have written a report about the life of Florence Nightingale, using sub-headings. Children were interested to learn facts about her and to understand why she was famous.


In Science, children have been keen to find out about living things and their habitats. We were able to go on a mini beast hunt on the school grounds, so that children could explain what they 

found and note it on their own map they had drawn of the school. Children have been keen to learn about famous inventors and scientists such as Charles Macintosh and Louis Pasteur. 


Children have been enjoying PE sessions, learning new skills and working together as a team.


Keep up the brilliant effort and work Onyx class, you are all doing so well!