Dear Parents and Carers,
This term our topic will be Animal World. In this topic we will be learning about ocean life, mammals, insects and prehistoric creatures. We will have a focus on ocean life in the first half term as this links to our English unit book ‘The Secret Of Black Rock.’
In Maths we will be learning about the place value of numbers and develop our ability to represent numbers up to 100 in different ways. We will also learn methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Following this, we will learn about measurement (length and mass) and compare measurements accurately.
In English we will be writing a return story and will practice non-fiction writing in the form of letters and post cards. We will be immersing ourselves in the beautiful book ‘The Secret of Black Rock’ as this will provide an interesting stimulus for writing.
In Science, we will be learning about living things and their habitats. This will involve comparing the differences between things living, dead and things that have never been alive. Identify habitats and explore how they provide basic needs for different kinds of animals and plants. Maple class will also describe how animals obtain food, and will gain an understanding of the food chain.
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. Maple class will also take part in ‘Forest Schools’ on Tuesday afternoons, they will be able to use their PE footwear for this activity. As it gets colder, it is essential children bring a coat as many of the Forest Schools activities take place outside.
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 begin on 16th September 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