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This half term we will be thinking about how ‘I can change the world’. We are going to have a recycling based Federation Day on March 1st and throughout the half term Maple Class will be learning about people through history who have changed the world in some way, including The Wright Brothers, Florence Nightingale, Neil Armstrong, George Stephenson and Ernest Shackleton, and making a timeline of events.
We are already busy practising our production ‘Dragon Days’ with Cedar Class, ready to perform at the end of March.
We are going to investigate letter writing, how to write formal and informal letter, the language used and how to write a persuasive letter.
We are finding out about forces and magnets in science and the different countries of the U.K. in Geography (hopefully this will involve trying out some food from around the country).
We are learning fractions in maths as well as investigating shapes. In art we will be looking at the work of Piet Modrian and creating collages in response to his work.
Maples will also be investigating what the cross means to Christians in the lead up to Easter.
If you have any problems or concerns regarding your children (or want to share something positive too – we like good news!), please feel free to come and talk to us.
Mrs A Adams, Mrs L Morris & Mrs S Stayton
Maple Mundford Junction Dates:
- 15/3/18 – 9.15
- 9/5/18 – 9.15
- 19/6/18 – 9.15
P.E. is on Wednesday. P.E. kit will be needed on this day. Tuesday is also our adventure playground day when outdoor trainers will be needed. Please ensure earrings are out on all these days and long hair is tied back.
Spellings are tested every Friday morning and new words are given out for children to learn for the next Friday. Spellings are linked to the phonics we are learning and are also linked to handwriting. This means that the words children are learning are more relevant to them. They also include high frequency words.
Homework will also be given out on Friday to be handed in by the following Thursday.
We aim to hear your child read and change their books at least twice a week, but this can only be achieved with your help! We will also be doing group reading and comprehension work.
Please try to hear your child read every day and talk about the story they have read. It is important to record this in the yellow book that comes home with the reading book, also to record comments about their reading. If they have shared a book with you at home, please also include this in the yellow book as we like to know what else they have been reading. Please note that we will not change their reading books if you have not written in the yellow book.
Children will need outdoor trainers, or boots in wet weather, to change into at lunchtimes. This is because they will be on the field and we do not want to bring mud into the classroom. They will change in the cloakroom area before going out.