Welcome to an exciting start to the new academic year in Maple class.
Your teachers this year are Mrs Watson and Mrs Patel. Miss Hussain and Miss Tipping will be working with us sometimes in the afternoons.
What you need to know
Reading books - Reading books are changed once a week following a guided reading session. Library books are also changed once a week. Children need their book bags and reading books in school everyday.
Homework - A homework challenge sheet will be sent every half term. The children can can choose what homework they would like to do each week and then must hand in their work the following Wednesday. Homework books will then be checked and returned every Friday.
PE - Our P.E. days are Monday and Wednesday, though would be useful if your child had their P.E. kit in school all week.
P.E. Kit : Black jogging pants; leggings, shorts, white t-shirt, black pumps or trainers
This year we will be doing lots of learning in the woods and the sculpture base, so warm clothing and sturdy shoes (not sandals) would be appropriate.
Our Topic this half term is Space Explorers
Week beginning 11th September
We will be watching a short film based on the story The Way Back Home. This is about a small child who makes a rocket and flies to the moon. There he meets an alien who has crashed onto the surface. They become friends and help each other to get back to their respective homes.
We will be using our knowledge of phonics to invent alien names, we will be describing different planets and the aliens we might meet on them.
Our focus this week will be reading writing and ordering numbers to 20, reasoning about number and predicting the next number in a sequence.
We will be using our knowledge of shapes to help us design and construct a model spaceship. We will be learning about famous astronauts, especially Peggy Whitson who recently became the oldest female to go into space and the Nasa astronaut who has been in space for longer than any other.