Maple Class (Yr 2 and Yr 3)

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Welcome to Maple class where we love to learn in different ways. We will continue to develop our skills on how to be an independent learner. Maple will be a safe place where we can start to make connections with the wider world.

Maple class is taught by Mrs Leru from Monday to Thursday and by Mrs Knight on Friday. Miss Carolan and Miss Mason are supporting adults in the classroom Monday to Friday.

This term our topic is All About me where we will be answering the key question Who am I? 

English

Our key texts this term will be:

Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth: Amazon.co.uk: Jeffers,  Oliver, Jeffers, Oliver: Books        The Word Collector

Spelling and Phonics:

We will continue to use Spelling Shed for our Spellings. A new rule will be assigned every week for the children to practise at home. Please encourage your child to log on every week. Click on the image below to take you to Spelling Shed

Year 2s will carry out a Phonics Screen Check in the second part of the Autumn Term. To help your child at home they can log onto PhonicsPlay and go to Phase 5 where there are a range of games to choose from. Click on the image to take you to PhonicsPlay.
PhonicsPlay

Reading: 

We love reading in Maple. We ask that you please listen to your child read 5 times per week. As well as this we encourage sharing stories, for example at bedtime. Please find some questions that you can ask your child while you are reading with them.

Comprehension-questions-Tips

There are websites you can go to for those who are keen to continue listening or reading. Scoop is a printed children’s magazine.  They will at times have free access to digital copies. This term they have a digital copy called ‘Activism’ for free.

Storyline Online is a free resource for children to access books that are animated and are read aloud to them.

An American online bank of interactive books.

Oxford Owl – Free eBook Library

Maths

This term we will be learning: Place Value, Addition & Subtraction(including money), Multiplication and Geometry.

TT Rockstars – Times tables

Numbots

Numbots – This game helps develop your child’s recall and understanding of number bonds and addition and subtraction facts.

Maths Shed – Includes maths facts and times tables

Science: This term we will be exploring and learning the properties of everyday materials.

PE: This term we will have PE every Wednesday afternoon and it will be taught by Mr White. Please ensure your child has their PE bag in school and that all their belongings are labelled.