Maple Class

Spring Term Letter

Dear Parents and Carers,

This term our topic will be ‘Changes within living memory’. In this topic we will be learning about how houses, technology, toys and lifestyles have changed over time. As part of this topic, Maple class will carry out their own DT project to make their own ‘cup and ball’ toy game – let’s see if it holds their attention more than the playstation! We will further our learning by visiting Weaver Hall Museum, where will will be able to explore historic artefacts and understand how changes have occurred over time.

In Maths we will be learning about volume, temperature and time using lots of exciting practical activities. Maple will learn about fractions, including halves, quarters and thirds. They will gain an understanding of how to order and compare factions accurately. We will then move on to explore both 2D and 3D shapes in both real-world and abstract scenarios.

In English we will be writing a finding story, using the beautiful book ‘The Bog Baby’ by Jeanne Willis. Maple will consolidate their ability to use capital letters, full stops and commas accurately while selecting conjunctions to link ideas. Following this, Maple will write instructions to inform and instruct the reader.

In Science, we will be learning about animals including humans. This will involve finding out about the basic needs of animals, including humans, for survival. Maple will also describe the importance of exercise for humans, eating the right amounts of different types of food and hygiene.

PE will continue to be on 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 day 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. There will be a homework club every Monday where parents are invited to join the classroom and support their child with homework tasks.

Clubs will resume after the first week back and will take place at 3:15 until 4pm weekdays.

The 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. We are thoroughly looking forward to the exciting year ahead!

Miss Norris and Miss Brittleton