Maple Class (Yr 1 and Yr 2)

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Maple class really enjoyed learning about Pirates last term! We learned map skills, about famous historic pirates and had great fun making Pirate themed art. This term as spring is upon us our theme this term is Living and Growing.

Our daily writing lessons will also work within the theme of living and growing. We will be exploring writing instructions and the key features of these. We are also going to explore story writing and how we can make our writing more exciting for the reader.

In Maths we have been working hard at improving the speed and accuracy of our mental addition and subtraction with 1 Minute Maths 4 times a week. We will also be learning about time, measuring  length, volume and weight as well as fractions and why these are important in our daily lives. We will be using lots of practical contexts and use the skills we have already learned to help in problem solving questions. We will also regularly re-visit key knowledge and skills. These include 1 more and 1 less, ordering numbers, counting in 2s, 5s and 10, as well as number bonds to 10, 20 and 100.

Within Science we are learning about Plants and Animal, including humans. We are enjoying a huge variety of practical activities to learn more about ourselves and other living creatures as well as looking outside for signs of spring and plants beginning to grow.

PE is every Friday afternoon with Miss Alvis. This term we are going to focus on ball skills and movement skills which can be used in obstacle courses. Please make sure you have a full PE kit in school every Friday which is suitable to be worn indoors and outdoors if the weather permits.


Key information:

Homework: Please return homework today to the red Homework book tray at the front of the classroom on Monday. Remind your child/ren to add any team points they have earned to the box when they return their book. Homework will then be given on Wednesdays and stuck into Homework books.

Spellings: The children have done an amazing job at learning their spellings so far! Spellings are give out by Wednesday each week and are stuck into their reading records. They are then tested on the following Monday.

Club tables (Year 2 only): Club table practice sheets are stuck into Homework books on Wednesdays. The children are then tested on them each Tuesday. They have 3 minutes to complete the questions independently. They will progress through the 2, 5 and 10 times tables before challenging themselves with the 3 and 4 times tables.

Reading: Reading homework will be in the children’s reading records on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays this term. Please complete these and sign to show it has been completed. Please do not feel limited to the reading homework and book that goes home. Any extra reading can be recorded here too and it is amazing to see the children reading around their own interests at home. The children usually get the chance to visit the library every Friday and it is great to see how enthusiastic they are about taking home new books to read each week.