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Marc Year 1

Welcome to Marc Class!

Teacher Miss Black | TA Mrs Hill

Blue Horse, by Franz Marc
Marc Class are inspired by the bold paintings of the German Expressionist, Franz Marc! Marc is most famous for his paintings of brightly coloured animals, such as his aptly named piece, 'Blue Horse'. Many of Marc's works champion the prime colours of red, blue and yellow.

Key Information for Parents/Guardians


  • Please can children bring in book bags everyday.
  • Reading books will be changed on a Tuesday and a Thursday. The children will be choosing their own books from the boxes or the library.
  • PE is on a Monday and Thursday. Children need to keep their kit at school. 
  • Homework (English, Maths, Spellings & Number bonds) will go out on a Wednesday and is due back on the following Monday. Spellings and number bonds will be tested on Mondays.

6th June 2019 - Boggarts!


As part of our topic, ‘Enchanted Woodland’, we used the natural resources to create boggarts! We started the afternoon by discussing why trees are important. We went and hugged a tree, smelt and felt the bark and discussed our ideas and feelings. We did a tree rubbing to see the different textures of tree bark. Then, in a group, the children found a space on a tree and created a face in the clay, using natural resources, such as bark, flowers, leaves and moss. It was a wonderful afternoon and the children created lovely boggarts to put on the trees!

Pirate Day - 24th May 2019


To celebrate the end of our 'Land Ahoy' topic Marc, Mitchell and Kusama, resplendent in pirate attire, enjoyed a day of fun activities. 


The children created messages to put in a bottle, walked the plank and found treasure on a pirate map. They then played 'collect the treasure' PE games. We finished the day with a suitably themed film, The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! 


We'd like to thank you all for the effort made with the children's costumes - they all looked amazing! 

Pirate Day!

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Please be advised, in an aim to improve phonics and spelling, we have stuck a word and sound mat into the front of everyone's English homework book, (it has also been stuck into their classwork book). Please encourage the children to use this on a regular basis, which will reinforced in school. The Year 1 and 2 Common Exception Words (tricky words) need to be learnt in order to boost the children's confidence with spelling and writing sentences. 

Thank you in advance. 


The KS1 Team

Common Exception Word and Sound Mat

WE Walk for Water


On Friday 3rd May 2019, Longlands participated in ‘WE walk for water’ to raise awareness and funds for access to clean water in the developing world. Each class was paired up with another and together they walked continuously around the school field for 20 minutes, to see how far collectively we could walk as a school.


3.7 miles is the average distance that millions of women and children have to walk each day to provide water for their families. We hope that the money raised will have a real impact in developing communities around the world and we will be joining a movement of people who believe in access to clean water for all. 


We would like to say thank you to everyone who supported this important cause by wearing a blue shirt and donating £1, and to those who raised money through sponsorship! Every little helps, as just £15 can give one person clean water for life!



Easter Bonnet Parade, Wednesday 24th April 2019


World Book Day Thursday 7th March

Longlands Primary School was transformed on Thursday, as the school was taken over by storybook characters, in celebration of World Book Day!

Marc Class shared the day with children from KS2's Riley Class.  Together, with Miss Gayson they explored Grandpa’s Island by Benji Davies. The children who remained in Marc Class learnt about the fascinating and imaginative world of Izzy Gizmo, by Pip Jones and Sara Ogilvie.

We had a busy day coming up with our very own gadgets and gizmos and were inspired by the character Izzy’s determination to not give up when things don’t always go to plan!

At the end of the day we had a special assembly to celebrate all the incredible work the children had been busy creating across the school! We had a brilliant day!



Monday 4th March and Tuesday 5th March

A dramatic event took place at Longlands Primary School this morning. In the quiet area of the playground, there appeared to be an alien crash scene. There was a broken rocket, alien footprints and other weird and wonderful clues. The KS1 teachers were called out of assembly to assess the unusual debris that was left behind. The children became detectives to suggest who, what, why and how the wreckage came to be in the playground. Just WHO or WHAT might have landed there?


We used hot seating to discuss and develop ideas linked the crash site. The children were encouraged to use descriptive language, especially expanded noun phrases. We then created a class word bank, to help with the children’s incident reports. We focused on using our sounds to help with spelling unknown words and increasing our accuracy with the high frequency and common exception words.


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KS1’s Muck, Mess and Mixtures Art Gallery

On Wednesday, 13th February, KS1 had the pleasure to welcome parents and carers to our amazing gallery experience. The exhibition was the chance to celebrate all the hard work and achievements at the end of our ‘Muck, Mess and Mixtures’  topic.
The art on display included collages which were a representation of the recipes for our own marvellous medicines. There were also some fantastic bubble art paintings to liven the senses. The children were encouraged to act as guides and talk about the inspiration and media used for their wonderful creations with the visitors.


Christmas Jumper Day, Friday 14th December 2018!

KS1 Visit The Natural History Museum!


Marc Class had a fantastic time exploring The Natural History Museum! Our day began with a stroll down to Sidcup Station where we excitedly awaited on our train to London! On board the train, we zoomed past some famous London landmarks - including Tower Bridge! Next we travelled a few stops on the underground train, before making our way up the steps to the impressive museum entrance!


Our first stop was to visit some real dinosaur fossils, some of which were discovered by Mary Anning! We even spotted the Ichthyosaur! We couldn't believe our eyes when we spotted Mary Anning herself, walking the halls of the museum dressed in a bonnet and holding her basket in which she collected her fossils!


Next, we hurried to the dinosaur exhibition to visit a gigantic, life-sized roaring T-rex! Some of us practiced perfecting our dinosaur roar! We also spotted a Triceratops and an Iguanodon skeleton. After, we followed the map to discover some other impressive animals which are still alive today. Everyone gasped when we spotted the humongous Blue Whale! Lastly, we braved the Creepy Crawly exhibition, where we saw all kinds of insects, bugs and curious sea creatures! We also saw a ginormous moving scorpion!


After an exciting, but tiring day's learning, we ventured back to school on the train and shared our favorite moments of the day - which I am sure we will all remember for a long time! 


Marc Class would like to say a big roaring THANK YOU to all of the adults who volunteered and to those who joined us for the day and helped make our school trip so special!

KS1's Celebrate Kusama's Success with Cbeebies Storytime!


KS1 and EYFS had a very special story time on Monday 12th November, to celebrate Kusama class as winners of KM Charity’s country wide ‘Walk on Wednesdays’ challenge! Kusama were successful in having the highest number of green travel journeys on October 3rd.

As a reward, Joanna Adeyinka-Burford presenter of CBeebies’ Let’s Go Club visited Longlands for an exciting reading of ‘Perfectly Norman’ by author Tom Percival, a heart-warming story, voted for by the children. The event was filmed, and is available to view through the link below!

Longlands would like to say a huge Congratulations to Kusama class for their success as well as a big thank you to KM Charity and Cbeebies, for a very special story telling!


Tuesday 6th November 2018
Grant Koper's Story Telling!


KS1 were delighted to be visited by children’s author Grant Koper today! Grant gave an inspiring reading of his playful story, 'The Day Granny's Knickers Blew Away!' which told the tale of how one day Granny Moon's knickers blew off the washing line and became part of an exciting and unexpected adventure!

After his story, Grant invited the children to ask questions. Children raised hands to ask questions such as ‘How long did it take to write the story?’, ‘How did you think of the story?’ and ‘What will your next story be about?’. Finally, Grant gifted each child with a souvenir certificate to certify they had attended his story telling!


KS1 would like to say a big thank you to Grant Koper for visiting Longlands Primary!

Can you guess what our next topic will be....?

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Dear children, parents and carers,

The KS1 team wish you a very enjoyable breaksmiley

Please can we ask that you put aside some time to do some fantastic reading, spelling and phonics work? Also, lets sharpen up our rapid addition and subtraction mental maths skills!

Many thanks in advance...

Mrs. Michie, Miss Black and Miss Brook.

KS1 Royal Tea Party!


On Tuesday 19th September 2018, KS1 welcomed a very regal visitor to their Royal Tea Party. Unfortunately Queen Elizabeth II was otherwise engaged, nevertheless the children were not disappointed as Miss Owen (Queen of Longlands) was available to host the event. The children entered the hall to the sound of God Save the Queen and quickly settled, ready to receive their royal guest.


On Miss Owen's arrival, as a sign of respect for our esteemed visitor, the children stood quietly before they bowed and curtsied. Miss Owen opened the proceedings, reminding the children of why the Queen hosts a Royal Tea Party and who might be invited. The children then feasted on a banquet of posh sandwiches and luxurious biscuits.


The top table consisted of Miss Owen and three princesses (please note that the prince, who was also chosen at random, wished to dine with his loyal subjects!) used fine bone china whilst they chatted and dined together. The Royal Tea Party was a huge success due to parents and carers providing the posh nosh combined with the excellent manners of our KS1 children!


Thank you everyone from the KS1 team.

A Sincere, Thank You!

A sincere thank you to the parents and carers who have returned their voluntary contribution for the school fund. As a staff team, we felt it was important for you to know that the funds really will allow us the opportunity to make a positive impact on your child's learning!

Bright Lights, Big City!

Our learning stimulus for this half term.


Hop on board a big, red bus and head for England’s capital. Yes, that’s right, we’re on our way to London! This half term, we’ll take tea with the Queen and visit Buckingham Palace online. Using maps and research, we’ll locate Buckingham Palace, understand compass directions, plan routes around London and learn about the countries of the United Kingdom. Our research will take us back in time to the Great Fire of London and to famous London landmarks, as well as giving us an understanding of what it’s like to live in a big city.  Help your child prepare for their project by visiting big cities- very exciting places! Why not visit a local city to spot interesting vehicles, buildings and landmarks?


Alternatively, you could search the web for images, information and film clips about London and keep a scrapbook of your findings. You could also visit the local library to see if you can find some colourful books of nursery rhymes and traditional songs to enjoy together!

The London Fire Brigade Visit Longlands!

As part of KS1's topic, 'Bright Lights, Big City' we have been learning about The Great Fire of London! To help us better understand the danger of fires, Marc class were very excited to have a special visit from four real Firefighters - they even brought along their Fire Engine! Marc Class learnt all about the work the London Fire Brigade do, and the tools they use to help save lives. We were very excited to have a go at using some of their fire-fighting equipment, including a powerful water hose and a special heat detecting camera! Marc Class loved having a go at sitting in the Fire Engine too!


We'd like to say a big thank you to Sidcup Fire Station for visiting Longlands Primary!