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Termly Newsletter

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Maple Class!

This year your teachers are Miss Dunmore and Mrs Atherton. Your teaching assistants are Mrs Jones and Mrs Humphreys. We are all very excited to be working with the children in Maple Class!

This term will be filled with lots of positivity as we introduce themes and ideas to enable us to be more effective learners. This will focus on motivation, constructive thoughts and positive actions.

This term our topic is ‘Bugs and Dinosaurs’ where we will be learning about the different continents of the world. The children will be learning about different animals and their habitats around the world and why these habitats are suitable for certain animals. We will be going on a trip to the Liverpool World Museum where we can explore this further and learn about significant events that happened in the past. More information will follow about the trip but please let us know if you would like to volunteer your time to help on the trip.

In English our fiction stories will be Little Red Riding Hood and Tom and the Island of Dinosaurs. We will be looking at an information text about unicorns and instructions that will help us to trap a friendly penguin. Poetry will take the form of nonsense poetry and a list poem.

Maths this term will focus on number skills including reading, writing and comparing numbers to at least 100 and counting in steps of 2, 3, 5 and 10. We will also be working on addition and subtraction up to 100, multiplication and division and money.

This term PE will be on a Tuesday. Please send your child’s PE kit on the first day of term to be returned home at half term and washed. Please make sure it is brought back to school on the first Monday after half term.

Homework will be given out on Monday and needs to be returned on Friday of the same week. Homework will consist of a Maths or an English task as well as spellings. Please support your child with their homework but do not do it for them. It is important that you read on a daily basis with your child. This helps their fluency and their understanding of the text, which will have a hugely positive impact on their learning. Your child will have a reading record for you to fill in accordingly.

The Maple Class team will always make themselves available to discuss your child’s progress or any other questions or concerns you may have. Please feel free to approach us at the beginning or end of the day or to arrange a suitable time to meet.

Miss Dunmore, Mrs Atherton, Mrs Jones and Mrs Humphreys.

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