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Hi Class 1


How are you all? I hope everyone had a lovely bank holiday weekend, the weather was fab. I spent some time in the garden, playing with Hooraine and even did a little gardening (it's my least favourite thing to do!). Lots of you have been busy using the My Maths website to complete your maths tasks, well done and keep up the brilliant work. If you haven't logged in make sure you do, you'll love playing the maths games. As always lots of people have been in touch again this week via email, lots of you are keeping busy with your school work and also having lots of fun times with your families. I will share some of the lovely photos you have sent me below. I haven't done any baking this last week so there is no new recipe this week but I will be baking at the weekend so I will share what I get up to next time.  Keep working hard, having lots of fun and making memories.


Love Mrs Razaq x

Hi Class 1


I hope everyone has had a lovely week and been keeping busy. I have had lots of emails again this week from some of you telling me all about what you've been up to. Lots of you have been enjoying the new MyMaths activities. I have kept busy with school work this week, we had several video meetings this week and I saw all the other teachers. Though it felt strange having meetings in this way, it was lovely to see everyone and have  a chat. Hooraine and I have been busy baking again this week, I've  posted our new recipe below, please try it out, you won't be disappointed. We have a special Friday spa night planned for later, she's excited about her new foot mask and putting cucumber on her eyes (I will try to take a sneaky picture to share with you wink). 


Faris has sent me through some photos of his visit to Pakistan, I will be adding them to the slideshow below. It looks as if he had a fabulous time. He has been busy doing his school work again.


Eliza has enjoyed the literacy work this week and has been busy making Wild Thing stew and writing some lovely instructions. She has also been practising her biking skill during her daily walks and looking for rainbows.


David and Veronika have also been in touch this week, it was so lovely to hear from them. They have completed some lovely activities, there are some photos below. David you be careful with that bow and arrow!!!!!wink


Erica has also been a busy bee, she has been going on walks and like Eliza also practising her biking skills. She has also been helping her dad in the kitchen.


Aiza has also been in touch again and continues to keep herself busy and is working extremely hard, keep it up.


It was lovely to hear from Beth this week too, she is trying to keep her spirits up doing baking and experimenting as well as painting and drawing. She is looking very glam too...… look out for her photo in the slideshow and see if you spot what she has done.


Ethan has sent me some lovely pictures of him working hard, he has been practising his reading and completing some of his science work. 


Zidane has been very creative (I wouldn't expect anything less), he has been making box models, completing circuit training in the garden and colouring rocks. 


Chloe has loved the Wild Thing and has drawn a beautiful picture and written a lovely description of her beast.


Latest news from Emma Kate, she has read 50 BOOKS and  the pile of books is now above her knees (photo below), I'm very impressed Emma Kate, as I'm sure all your friends in Class 1 will be. Despite being busy with all the reading she even had time to lose a tooth too lol. Keep up with the amazing reading!!!


Don't forget to check out all the photograph, they are in the next block labelled Home-schooling Part 2 xx


I'm so proud of you all and the lovely work you've all being doing. I know its not an easy time for you all and lots of you are emailing me telling me you are missing school and all your friends. I am missing seeing you all and teaching you new things. Hopefully it won't be too much longer before you are back in the classroom with me. Keep yourselves busy and keep in touch through the class email. Have a wonderful week Class 1 and smile it makes everything feel a little bit better. 




I thought I would use our class page to keep up to date with you guys, some of you have been emailing me regularly and sending me photographs of all the brilliant things you have been doing. I know for a lot of you and your families the last few weeks have been very different and your grown ups have become your new teacher (I hope they are doing a good job wink). I have been trying to keep busy and have been lucky enough to see some of the other teachers and children when I have been in school.  The corridors have certainly been very quiet and the play ground very empty but hopefully not for very long.


Did you all have a lovely Easter break? I hope the Easter Bunny managed to get to your house with some chocolatey treats. I have developed a little obsession with Cadburys Crème eggs during lockdown, I really need to stop eating them!!!!!!  


Hooraine had her birthday at the beginning of the Easter holidays, luckily I was very organised and had already got her a few birthday birthday is complete without a cake so we baked a cake, I've put a photograph of it below....what do you think? We spent the rest of the day playing with her new toys and then we went for a birthday walk. We ended the day with a pizza night as requested by the birthday girl. Has anyone else had a birthday during lockdown?


I've been doing lots of baking to pass the time, the problem is someone needs to eat all the bakes (that bit isn't so good). I thought it would be fun to have a section on our class page called

Mrs Razaq's Favourite Bakes, where I will share what I have been baking and sharing some of my favourite recipes. I am  going to share a  recipe for some delicious flapjack I baked earlier this week below, have a go with your family and send me some photos to share on here.









Mrs Razaq's Favourite Bakes




Hi Class 1

I hope you've all had a lovely week, did anyone bake the flapjack? I have  a new recipe for you this week, me and Hooraine have been busy again in the kitchen. This week we baked cookies, this is one of my favourite recipes, we were a little naughty and added some toppings to the cookies. I have posted a picture of our cookies below. If you want to make then extra naughty, then as soon as  the cookies come out of the oven, whilst they are super hot (take care!!!!), gently push in whatever chocolate/biscuits you have, I chopped some of the chocolate up a little. You could just drizzle them with melted chocolate too.


Chocoholics Dream Cookies

125g butter, softened

100g light brown soft sugar

125g caster sugar

1 egg

1 tbsp of cornflour (optional)

1 tsp vanilla extract

225g self-raising flour

150g chocolate chips

Extra chocolate and biscuits for toppings (optional)



Preheat the oven to 180°C, gas mark 4,170°C fan assisted.

Cream butter and sugars, once creamed, combine in the egg and vanilla.

Sift in the flour, cornflour and then add the chocolate chips.

Roll into equal walnut size ball.

Place on ungreased baking paper. If you love soft cookies bake for just 8-9minutes, till the cookies are just setting. Otherwise cook for 12 minutes until just golden round the edges.

Take out of the oven and placed on a wired rack, if you want to add topping, do it now before they cool.



The first recipe I will be sharing is one for yummy flapjack, I made this a few days ago and I'm having to stop myself from eating it all.



Mrs Razaq’s Yummy Flapjack Recipe


You will need;

125g butter

100g dark/light brown sugar

4 tablespoons golden syrup

220g porridge oats

40g sultanas or raisins (optional)

30g desiccated coconut (substitute for oats instead if you don’t like coconut)

120g milk chocolate, melted (optional)



Preheat the oven to 180 C / 170 fan/ Gas 4. Line a 20cm x20cm square baking tin with

greaseproof paper

Put the butter, sugar and golden syrup in to a saucepan and put it on low heat and mix till it

has melted and the sugar has dissolved.

Take it off the heat and add the oats, raisins and coconut (if using).

Mix well till the oats are coated.

Pour into the greased tin and push down with the back of a spoon.

Place the flapjack in the oven for 25-30 minutes until golden brown on the top.

Melt the chocolate (if using) and then pour it over the cooled flapjack.

Allow the chocolate to set before slicing into 9 large pieces or 12 smaller pieces.

Lots of you have been in touch with me through the class email, its great seeing what you have been getting up to.  This is our class email address I would love to hear from you all.


Chloe has been busy baking too, she made some yummy cupcakes and some Easter mini egg buns last week. She has also been busy practising  her throwing and catching skills with her brother.


Jamie has done lots of fab work, he made posters for the window  and has been practising his writing and his maths.  I'm so proud of you Jamie, keep up that brilliant maths work.


Ismaeel sent me some lovely Sonic the Hedgehog art work, I was quiet surprised he hadn't drawn dinosaurs laugh. He has also been very busy practising his spellings, learning facts about bugs, practising his  2,5,10,3, times tables and even had a try at his 4 and 6 times tables too! Wow that's fantastic Ismaeel.


Saif has been practising maths and doing lots of reading. He also shared some of his lovely art work with me, he has been very creative. 


Aiza has been working very hard at home and getting lots of learning task done and practising her maths. She's also been out in the garden enjoying the lovely weather. She said that she is missing school and all her friends, we all miss you too Aiza! 


Faizan is enjoying being busy at home and has been practising his reading, he sent a pcicure of himself reading one of the Oi series books, I wonder if anyone remembers when I read them in class. I've add a link below to Books Alive on You Tube so you can share them with you family and siblings.


Eliza has also been in touch regularly, her mum is keeping her very busy, she has been playing  in the garden, her big sister has been teaching her  how to play basketball. Eliza has loved learning all about Alexander Bell. She has  also been reading her Georges Marvellous Medicine book every day......Have you finished it yet?



Faris is now back from his holiday in Pakistan, he arrived back safely last week. He has started his home learning jobs yesterday and sent me a picture of himself doing some writing. Maybe you could share some photos of your holiday Faris?


I was really impressed with Saim's mum, she has turned the dining room into a classroom for Saim. He had a timetable and laptop set up for home schooling. He has been very busy doing lots of the planned activities and having lots of fun. 


Emma-Kate has been doing lots of fabulous things, including her very own special reading challenge (are any of us surpised that she has a reading challenge? Lol). Her mum set her the challenge of reading her height in  books, the last time I heard from her she had got to her knees.....We need an update Emma Kate to see how far you have got now. Emma Kate and her sister have also been enjoying taking part in the Jo Wick Bodycoach PE sessions, has anybody else tried them? Ive done a few with Hooraine.....they are hard work.


I will add everyones' photos on a slide show below, can you spot your photos? (See if you can spot Hooraine in one of the photos).


If your families are starting Ramdan this week, Ramdan Mubarak to you all.


Stay Safe and enjoy your time at home.






Welcome to Class 1, I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday. It has been a very busy summer at Sitwell, there has been lots of changes around school including a lovely new outdoor classroom.  I can't wait for us to use it this half term!


This term we are starting a new exciting topic called " Sun, Sea and Sand", we will be off to Cleethorpes in week 3, lets hope the sun comes out to play!!!  We will be continuing our learning in Science about materials, we will be exploring and investigating materials and planning some fun experiments. In geography as well as visiting the seaside we will be widening our knowledge about physical and human features and comparing Cleethorpes with Rotherham. 





What a busy first two weeks it has been in Class 1, the weeks seem to be whizzing by. Class 1 wrote some beautiful postcards all about their summer holidays, I am very impressed with the lovely handwriting. In maths we have been recapping and learning all about place value and using this knowledge to order numbers. We have been playing on a coconut ordering game, if you want to have a go at home please see the link below.

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On Wednesday we went on a lovely seasonal walk to see if we could spot any signs of autumn, it definitely wasn't that difficult, even though summer is officially not over till September 23rd. We saw some beautiful autumnal colours, we spotted some fungus and Rowan even found an acorn though we have no oak tree in our school grounds!!!!! Have a look at some of the photos we took.


Now fingers crossed for Friday when the whole of Key Stage 1 are off for an exciting visit to Cleethorpes, we have checked the weather and the sun is shining, keep an eye out for the photos.