Maple Class

Termly Letter

Dear Parents and Carers,

Maple class have worked very hard throughout the Autumn Term and have shown me their determination and focus in their learning. This coming term is shorter but will still be packed full of new learning and challenges that I know the children will overcome!

This term our topic will be Amazing Me. In this topic we will be learning about being healthy and what we can do to make sure we are making healthy choices. In Design and Technology we will be looking at healthy foods and things we can make with healthy ingredients. To continue the topic we will be learning about Animals including Humans in science which will include learning about the differences between males and females and naming body parts.

In maths we will start with multiplication and division before moving onto statistics, geometry, fractions and measurement.

In English we will be looking at a variety of texts including Jack and the Baked Beanstalk, The Day the Crayons Quit and The Pirates Next Door. We will also be expanding our vocabulary and focusing on spellings. Reading at home every day will really help this. Please make sure you fill in the reading record when you hear your child read each night. Good readers make better writers!

On Tuesday we will continue Forest Schools with Chris and on Thursday Mrs Leader will continue to teach in the mornings. It is very important children have weather appropriate clothing as Forest Schools will continue in all weathers.

PE will continue to be on a Monday and a Tuesday. Please make sure the children have their full PE kit (named) including hoodie, jogging bottoms and suitable footwear. This needs to be brought in on the first day of term and taken home to be washed at half term. Please make sure it is returned to school on the first Monday after half term.

Homework will be given out on a Monday and must be completed by the Friday of the same week. Please help your children with their homework but don’t do it for them.

Maple class team are always available to discuss your child’s progress and any other questions you might have. Please do not hesitate to speak to us at the end of the day or arrange another time to meet that is more suitable.

Mrs Coe, Mrs Hankey and Mrs Oakes

Termly Newsletter

Autumn Term Information

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Maple Class! This year your teacher is Mrs Coe. Your teaching assistants are Mrs Oakes and Mrs Hankey. On Thursday mornings Mrs Leader will be teaching science and maths. 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 ‘Animal World’ 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 Meerkat Mail and Traction Man. We will be looking at an information text about unicorns and instructions that will help us to catch a unicorn. Poetry will take the form of rhythm and rap 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.

Mrs Coe, Mrs Oakes and Mrs Hankey