Whitby's Lane, Winsford, CW7 2LZ

Maple Class

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Maple Class!!! I hope you have all had a lovely Easter holiday. This page will give you all of the information you need to know as we begin Summer 1.

Summer 1

This half term our topic is ‘The Great Fire of London’. In this topic, we will be working as Historians to find out what happened in the Great Fire of London in 1666. We will also be visiting Weaver Hall Museum to take part in a workshop and learn about what life was like in 1666. More information about this will be given nearer to the time.

In English, we will be looking at the story ‘The King Who Banned The Dark by Emily Haworth Booth. The children will be writing much more independently and will write in a variety of genres including: letters, diaries, recounts, stories, character descriptions. A copy of the Year 2 common exception words is attached below. It is expected that children should be able to spell these words by the end of the year. Please could you encourage your child to practice reading and writing these as much as possible. Thank you!

In Maths, we will be focussing on shape, length, height and position. Your child will be given a TT Rockstars login and password. This will be found in your child’s homework book or on the google classroom. Please could you encourage them to play the game as many times as they can to improve their times tables knowledge.

In ART we will be finding out about the artist Peter Clark and creating silhouette collages of the Great Fire of London

What should/shouldn’t your child bring into school?

  • At Oak View Academy we are passionate about becoming Plastic Free, please bring in a re-useable water bottle that has your child’s name on it. 
  • Unless there is a plan in place, please do not send your child in with fiddle/play toys as these cause distractions in class. If you are unsure, please speak to me at school. 
  • Please could you ensure that your child’s name is written in every piece of their uniforms to avoid anything getting lost/taken home by another child. 
  • Children should have their reading book/diary with them each day in case their book needs to be changed. We will be introducing a reading challenge after half term for the children in Maple Class. The challenge is for the children to read every day and have their reading diary signed. The children who complete the challenge each week will have a reward, Your child’s phonics teacher will change their reading books every Monday and Friday. Please ensure that your child is reading every night to improve their reading skills and development.

The children will have PE every Monday and Friday. Please could you send your child’s PE kit into school on Monday and leave in school till the Friday. On Friday, I will ask the children to take home their kit to be washed and returned the following Monday.

As the children will be sitting their SATS this half term, instead of homework I will be sending home some revision booklets for the children to practice. It is not expected that these booklets are completed each week, but I would encourage the children to have a go at a couple of questions per day. Once the booklet is complete, it may be handed back into school. More information regarding SATS will be given nearer the time, however I have attached a parent guide below if you wish to find out more information.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email me or I will be available after school for a chat. I am really looking forward seeing you all soon.

Miss Newsholme and Miss Carberry

*See below for an overview of this half terms curriculum*

Maple Class Blog

15 May 2022

A busy week for Year 6…

This week, Year 6 has been working extremely hard to complete their SATs! We are all so amazed by not only their hard work, but their resilience and attitude each day when coming into school. We finished the week with an exciting rewards trip to the cinema to watch Fantastic Beasts- Ask a member of […]

13 May 2022

Shell structure construction

Wow. What a busy week for Sycamore class. Sycamore class have been doing daily practice of their times tables. Each day they are becoming quicker at retrieving their times tables up to 12×12. The children have been in daily battles Teacher Vs Sycamore. Today, Sycamore class finished their final product completing our DT unit based […]

08 May 2022

Weaver Hall

This week Maple class went on a trip to Weaver Hall Museum where we learnt about the The Great Fire of London. We met two servants who worked for Samuel Pepys and we even helped them with some of their many chores. Throughout the day we learnt how they managed to control the fire by […]

08 May 2022

Wonderful Watercolour

This week, Hawthorn Class have been learning some different watercolour techniques in preparation for creating a landscape painting. In English, they have been writing a survival narrative – using our vehicle text ‘The Lost Book of Adventures’ as inspiration. In Maths, Hawthorn Class have been introduced to percentages – using knowledge of fractions and decimals […]

08 May 2022

Artists in the Making!

This week Cedar class have been very busy. In Maths we have been finishing off our unit on place value to 50 by counting in 2s, 5s and 10s. In English the children have begun planning their own return stories based off the story of The Secret of Black Rock. In Art, the children have […]

08 May 2022

Outdoor Computing!

We have been doing some very exciting physical computing- We looked at how messages are transmitted by creating messages to pass to friends across the playground and how they are broken up as they are transferred. In English, we have been planning and writing an Endurance story, all about the journey of Shackleton across to […]