This half term, our theme is ‘Oliver Twist’.
We will be finding out what life was like for poor children in Victorian Britain. We will investigate the life and work of Dr Barnardo, become expert archaeologists finding Victorian artefacts and journalists as we report our findings in ‘The Maple Times’. We are going to have a try at making rag rugs, just like Victorian children would have done and learn songs from Oliver! We are also looking forward to our trip to Gressenhall Workhouse and museum.
We will be learning how to measure accurately and read scales of different types.
In science we will be finding out what different animals (including humans) need to eat to be healthy and all about light.
We will also be investigating the different countries that make up the UK, comparing the UK and Africa, using computers to present information and the good news that the Gospels bring to Christians.
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 S Stayton
Maple Mundford Junction Dates:
- 26/06/19 9-10am
P.E. is on Tuesday. 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.