Welcome to Maple Class
Maple Class are a mixed Year 1 and 2 group. We will be taught by Miss Poole on a Monday to Wednesday and the rest of the week by Mrs Fitzpatrick. Miss Lawes and Miss Ballard are our wonderful teaching assistants.
This term in English, we will continue our phonics and early writing skills, using Read Write Inc. All children's phonics abilities will be assessed and they will be put into appropriate groups. This will allow us to fill in any knowledge gaps.
The children who have completed the phonics programme will take part in Talk 4 Writing and will be looking at fiction and non-fiction texts linked to our topic. We will be continuing to work hard to develop our handwriting skills, words being on the line, with spaces and towards consistent letter sizing.
In Maths, our main focus will be on Measures, Position and Direction this half term, continuing to look at numbers up to 100 and previously taught skills in our mental fluency sessions. We will continue to develop our recording and investigative skills.
Homework is sent out each Wednesday on ClassDojo and due in the following Wednesday, this will alternate between Maths and English each week. Spellings will be set and checked the following week. Reading is very much encouraged every day, the children will have an opportunity to read and change books daily.
Our fourth topic this year is 'Toys', looking in particular at the changes in living memory and the materials they are made from. This is will be covered through History, Art, Design and Technology. Our Science topic is looking at the everyday uses of Materials.
We have made a fact sheet that will be handed out at the start of the topic detailing what we will be learning.
Topic Fact Sheets can be viewed here:
We will also be welcoming Mrs Dudfield into class who will be teaching our Religious Education and SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Education).
Our coach Mr Adams from P and E Sports will be sharing their expertise teaching team games on a Friday afternoon and on a Tuesday afternoon we will continue our golf lessons as well as preparing for Sports Day. Please remember to send in a named PE kit with outdoor trainers that can remain in school.
We will also be continuing to use the online platform 'Class Dojo' this year. You will be able to see the awards your child has received for displaying school values and good effort in reading and homework. Class stories and homework set will also be posted here. This is a really good way to keep in touch with us whilst we have restrictions in place, for any concerns and questions you have.