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A warm welcome to Maple Class! Our teachers' names are:

Mrs Simpson (Monday)
Mrs Shabir (Tuesday-Friday)
Mrs Munro


Things to remember!
- P.E is on Mondays - please ensure your child always has their kit in school and that jewellery (earrings, necklaces, etc.) is removed.

- We encourage children to read 5 times a week at home. Please remember to sign their reading diaries as all children are competing to get to the top of the Reading Ladder.

-Please ensure all your child's clothing is clearly named.

-Homework is given out every Wednesday and should be returned to school by Monday. We are currently focussing on spelling.



In English lessons we focus on traditional tales, chronological reports and instructions. We use Talk for Writing to help children learn stories and imitate the language they need to write their own story. 

This term we will be looking at:
- Little Red Riding Hood

- The Man in the Moon

- Non-fiction texts about space

We focussing on sentence structure, including capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. We are including adjectives in our writing and reading our work back to check it makes sense. We are using conjunctions, such as 'and', 'but', 'or' and 'because'. We are also working on handwriting and spelling.


We are using Maths Mastery to ensure all children develop strong foundations in maths. This year we will secure our number bonds to 10 and 20, we will add and subtract numbers using a number line, and learn how to add 10 more and 10 less to any given number to 100.

This term, we will continue to practise using all four operations; addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. 

Our topics

We follow the Learning Challenge Curriculum and this is the bases for all our topics throughout the year.

Our geography lessons will explore meerkats and why they aren't suited to the north pole. We will look at animals that live in hot and cold climates and why they are suited to their environment. We have a class trip to Peak Wildlife Park (pictures to follow) and Maple class will get the opportunity to see and learn about meerkats, wallabies, penguins and many more animals.

In science we will start by investigating light and dark. We will look at shadows by creating shadow puppets and learn about different light sources. 


Our history topic is, `Would the Beatles win the X-Factor?` We will look at the Beatles and culture in the 1970s. We will then compare this to the present day.

Our geography topic is, `Where did the wheels on the bus go?` In this topic we are looking at different forms of transport and finding out where the children have visited in the UK. We will also be taking a trip on a mini bus to find out about how people travel.


We will be exploring why Neil Armstrong was a brave person. Through this topic we will be looking at famous people from the past, their achievements and why they are important.

Our science topic is, `What plants and animals would Little Red Riding Hood see in our local area?’ We will be visiting some local woodland to explore the flora and fauna.

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KS1 Phase Leader (Mr Hales)

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