Whitby's Lane, Winsford, CW7 2LZ

Maple Class

Dear Parents and Carers,

Welcome to Maple Class!!! I hope you have all had a lovely summer holiday and are ready to start in Year 2 in September. This page will give you all of the information you need to know as we begin the next school year.

Autumn 1

This half term our topic is ‘Continents and Oceans’. In this topic, we will be working geographically to use maps to identify the 7 continents and 5 oceans of the world. We will learn about hot and cold continents, and we will use compasses to find out where continents are in relation to each other. We will also learn about what life is like in different continents.

In English, we will be looking at the story ‘The River’ by Marc Martin. The children will write a circular narrative and a letter in the form of a reply. We will also be working super hard on our sentence writing skills.

In Maths, we will be focussing on numbers and place value up to 100. Your child will be given a TT Rockstars login and password. Once times tables and division have been covered in school (normally just before Christmas) please could you encourage them to play the game as many times as they can to improve their times tables knowledge.

In Science, we will be learning all about animals including humans. In this topic, the children will learn about offspring, the basic needs of animals and humans and the importance of exercise. Science will be taught by Mrs Millington every Tuesday afternoon.

In ART we will have a skill focus on painting skills and we will be creating a sea scape painting based on the work of Claude Monet.

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. 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, Wednesday 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.

Homework will be set each Friday and must be completed by the Friday of the following week. The children will be provided with homework books and should complete their homework in their books and bring them back in before the following Friday so it can be checked and marked.

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 Bebbington

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

Maple Class Blog

16 September 2021

Connecting with our friends

Junipers have enjoyed getting to know their friends a lot more this week. The children have been exploring and playing games to find things their friends like and dislike; discussing things they have in common. It has been lovely to see them communicate and understand each other and have no an interest in others around […]

12 September 2021

Habitat hunting…

Wow! What a fantastic and very busy first week back for Sycamore class. This week the children have really had the chance to settle into the school routines. In our Science lessons this week we were focusing on habitats and understanding that different animals live in different places. The children were very excited to go […]

12 September 2021

Shooting for Success

This week Hawthorn Class learnt about the history of rocket science and we attempted to launch our own rocket using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda! In English we have been recapping how to punctuate speech and in Maths we have been exploring numbers up to 100,000. Learner of the Week: Caleb Star of the Week: […]

10 September 2021

Toys of UK Past…

Our first full week back is done and dusted. I’m sure that everyone (including myself and Mrs Kinns) will sleep well this weekend! As part of our History and our English this week, we have been reading the book Major Glad, Major Dizzy. The children then discussed and sorted toys, deciding whether they were toys […]

10 September 2021

Getting to know our friends

Junipers have had an amazing week getting to know their new friends. It has been lovely to see them form such lovely friendships. We have been enjoying circle times, activities and games. The children have been learning some initial sounds in phonics each day and have been focusing on recognising their own name in the […]

05 September 2021

Terrific Two Days!

WOW! What an amazing first two days Cedar have had! All of the children were so excited on Thursday morning and had clearly missed being in school and seeing their friends. Cedar spent Thursday and Friday laughing, playing and learning together, all whilst trying to get used to a new classroom with new routines. There […]