Welcome to Maple Class!

 

A huge welcome to Maple class from Mr. Gachowicz and Miss. Claxton.

This term we are looking forward to learning about Ancient Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will be learning through a creative topic-based way, writing instructions for How To wash A Woolly Mammoth, report writing based on Skara Brae and free-verse poetry. The children will continue to learn outdoors, including building stone age shelters. Through an enquiry-based approach, we will investigate the properties of rocks and soils and we will discover how fossils were formed before replicating our own fossils. 

We always try our best and will be learning lots of new skills in Maths and English. There will be a focus on practicing our tackling tables daily so we can become fluent in our times tables and mastering the inverse and regular arithmetic work to master the four operations.

Reading remains important to us and we will be developing our analytical and synthesis skills through whole class guided and individual reads.

We will have PE weekly so please ensure PE kits are at school. A home reading book will be sent out on a Monday and returned on a Friday. Spellings will be set and tested weekly and can be accessed on SpellingShed. New spellings will be sent home on a Friday. Homework will also be sent home on a Friday and returned to school the following Monday. 

We are very excited about this term and to all be back together!

 

Click the link below to find out what is being taught this coming term:

Autumn Term 2020

Spring Term 2020

Autumn Term 2019

Summer Term 2019

 
Maple Weekly Timetable
 
 
Meet the Teacher Slides

Additional Work

Whilst the school is closed due to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, Miss. Claxton and myself will upload additional work on the Maple Class section of the school website. Please check in to see what has been added. These are very difficult times and we wish you all the best of health.

Weekly spellings have been added to SpellingShed. They will change every Monday. Practise your spellings in different ways and more importantly, put them into context by writing them in sentences/paragraphs. 

Reading and Comprehension

English/Writing

Use this link http://www.pobble365.com/. There is a new picture daily, if you scroll down each picture has a story starter and children can continue the story. They have had lots of practise at this through their early morning work. There are additional activities to do too such as questions to answer, pictures to draw, and sentences to improve which will build on their sentence work and grammar knowledge. Happy writing.

Arithmetic

Year 3 Maths

Year 4 maths

Science

Can you have a go at this experiment? E-mail me a picture of your experiment and results. Have an eggcellent time doing this. Don't eggshaust yourself! It's so eggciting.