Welcome to Maple Class Page!
We hope you have had an enjoyable and rested Summer break and are ready to have a great half term of learning!
Our topic this half term is ‘Roald Dahl’ and we will be using the text ‘George’s Marvellous Medicine’ to inspire us.
We will be finding out about instructions, and follow these to make a ‘marvellous medicine’ and Harvest Soup. We are going to investigate the properties of materials in Science and use our knowledge to help George’s Grandma. In Geography we are learning about maps and human and geographical features, making a map of the Kranky Farm and surrounding area – which may also include a volcano! We will be learning some songs from musicals based on Roald Dahl stories and thinking about using musical instruments to make sound effects. We will discover the works of different illustrators, including Quentin Blake in Art. We will also be finding out about life in Britain during WW2 as Roald Dahl served as a fighter pilot during the war.
We will also be covering numbers, place value and partitioning in Maths, algorithms in computing, developing our balance and co-ordination in P.E. and thinking about ‘who made the world’ in R.E., exploring Christian and Jewish ideas of thanking God.
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 & Mrs L Stoker
Maple Mundford Junction Dates:
- 26/09/18 – 9am
- 7/11/18 – 2pm
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.