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Onyx Class

Welcome to Onyx Class

Our Teachers will be:  Mrs Maguire  

HLTA:                            Mrs Tierney

Learning Assistant:     Mrs Devlin




Homework is set each week on a Tuesday and is expected to be completed by the following Monday. 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 homes 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 Tuesday.
  • Complete a weekly task on your Mathletics account

Other tasks and activities may include:

  • Complete a weekly task on your Reading Eggs account.
  • Learn times-tables using Toons times tables on Purple Mash


PE days

Onyx class PE days are Tuesday and Wednesdays.


Class Timetable



Class Councillor: 

Class Ambassador: Ava


Our Classroom and entrance pictures







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. Other units we will be learning in the Autumn are money, multiplication, and division. Children enjoy working through challenges in Maths. We have also been practicing counting in 2’s, 5’s and 10’s so we are ready to learn our times tables.


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 will be creating sunflower pictures in the style of Vincent Van Gogh too!


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

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