Welcome to Maple Class!
Hello, my name is Mrs Plummer and I am looking forward to teaching Maple Class this year. We are also very lucky to have Mrs Murray and Mrs Hibbert working with us this year.
Our topic this Term is going to be:
'Tusks, Talons and Teeth'
We are going to be busy this term with lots of fun and exciting activities to look forward to!
In our project based learning for Summer 1, the children will be looking at a variety of different animals and their characteristics and will consider the importance of ‘Who rules the animal kingdom?’ with a particular focus on which animals are endangered and how they have become vulnerable. They will consider the different landmarks and how animals are suited to different climates. To enhance this learning, the children will safely research an endangered animal to adopt.
In Science, children will be introduced to the terms habitat and microhabitat and will explore the importance of an animal’s locality to its survival. To further enhance their Science learning, the children will make links to aspects of computing where they will use iPads to photograph mini beasts and use microscopes to observe their mini-beasts in their habitats.
In Design Technology, children will continue to make links with their Science learning. They will create their own woodland animal textile, by joining together two pieces of felt, using a running stitch. They will then decorate the piece by adding features.
In Art, the children will use repeating and overlapping shapes and will use rolling, rubbing and stamping techniques to make prints, using the influence of aboriginal art.
In History, using the text ‘The Window’ by Jeanie Baker, the children will consider the impact of humans on the environment and the animal kingdom. The children will also discuss whether the changes over time have had a positive or negative impact.
To further enhance our Project Based learning, the children will make use of the Forest School to identify and name a variety of plants and animals, including micro-habitats and further consider why they are suited to that habitat, as well as creating their own leaf hammering prints in forest school sessions.
It is important that your child's book bag is in school every day. Please read with your child every night and discuss what you have read. You do not need to read the whole book at once.
Homework will be given out every Friday reflecting the children's learning that week. Please ensure homework is back in school by Thursday to ensure homework can be issued the following Friday.
Please make sure that every piece of clothing that comes into school has your child's name on it so that if it does get lost or misplaced it can be easily returned.
We have two P.E sessions every week, including a specialist FUNDA session. Please make sure your child has their P.E kits in school throughout the term.
If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate
to come and speak to me.
Thank you for your continued support,
Mrs Plummer :)