Welcome to Maple Class

Miss Lilley is our class teacher,
Mrs Ward teaches our class on a Tuesday
and Mrs Wilson helps in our class throughout the week.


During this half term our main topic focus is 'Are Mini Grey Books Unique?'

What we are learning during Spring term 1:

ENGLISH: For our English lessons we focus on our Read, Write, Ink Phonics, however, on top of this, we will be doing Active English daily to help us learn subject specific vocabulary and we will be applying our learning to additional writing, including story mapping and innovating the story.

We will be focusing on place value - 1 more than and 1 less than, comparing numbers and objects using < & > symbols, 
time, addition, subtraction and ordering numbers. On top of our maths learning we will be participating in maths fluency daily which will include counting to 100 and focusing on the 2 times tables and understanding the multiplication sentences to match the answers.
Don't roget to partake in the maths with parents activities that are set weekly.

We will be learning about different materials and there uses and what materials would be best for particular uses. Additionally, we will identftiy how particular every day solid materials change their shape. 


RE - During our RE learning, we will be focusing on different Jeues parables and to be able to retell one or more of Jesus' parables, thinking about feelings of some of the characters. The children willl be able to talk about such values as helping others, being sorry for things you have done wrong, forgiveness.

Art - Focusing on the book that we are looking at during English, we will be understanding what mutli-modal art is. We will be designing our own multi-modal settings which could have been used in the stroy itself. 



The children LOVE going on to PurpleMash during our computing sessions and they are able to access this at home, it works on both tablets and computers. All children know their logins, logins were also sent out at the begining of Autumn Term 1.




PE will take place twice aweek, Wednesday afternoon (outdoors) and Thursday afternoon (indoors).

It is vital that your child takes part in physical education, therefore, please encourage your child to remember their kit every week, additionally, it can be kept at school until the half term so 100% participation is guarenteed!



The more your child reads the more they will know.

A book will be provided for your child which is based at their level, alongside a reading diary to keep track/ write any comments after each read.
I must empathise how important it is to support your child with their reading so please do not hestiate to ask if you need support. I can guarantee  
your child will want to show off their super phonics learning!         4 reads on their homework sheet is worth 5 points towards their homework mark!


Books will be changed daily, so please encourage your child to put it into the tray to be changed along with their reading diaries.
Reading diaries need to be signed by the perosn who the individual read to so I am aware it has been read.
It would be lovely to see a comment about how they got on with their reading and understanding of the book.


Mrs Ward will be providing spellings every Tuesday in a red spelling book for your child to take home and practise for their spelling test the following week. Please ensure the spelling book is brought back by Monday so it is ready at Tuesday for their test on Tuesday. 
Spellings will also be sent out on Marvellous Me.








Other Useful Websites: 

Oxford Owl - Helping your child at home

Oxford Owl is an award-winning free website. It's packed with up to date expert advice, top tips and activity ideas so you can support your child's reading and maths at home in the best possible way.

Also available are 250 eBooks which are tablet friendly.

Watch out for our new "Phonics Newsletter!" A follow up from the phonics workshops in the Autumn term to inform you of what your child is learning in phonics!

Here are some further weblinks to games and activities;

Starfall's Online ABC BBC Words and Pictures

Games to practise your phonics

Free games and activities for practising your phonics. There's also a section with information for parents too!

Alphabetical Order Game

Knowing the order of the alphabet is useful when finding words in a dictionary or a thesaurus!

Number games

Lots of fun number games to practise number facts.

Online activities for maths and literacy

fantastic and fun resource

Starfall Reading Activities

online reading activities

Oxford Reading Owl

There are lots of staged reading books and activities for all abilities.

Little Animals Activity Centre

The fun way to play and learn at home!

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