Welcome to Maple Class!

 Hello, my name is Mrs Thomas and I will be teaching Maple Class this year; with the support of Mrs Talbot and Mrs Murray.


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We are starting the Spring Term with our exciting topic:

Horrible Histories!


During our exciting topic, we will be asking the question:

Can artwork be influenced by historical events?


We will research and explore the historical events that happened locally surrounding the trial of the Pendle Witches. The children will use maps and aerial photographs to identify Pendle Hill and to locate where the witches' trials took place.


The children will also be researching Florence Nightingale and the horrible conditions she had to work in. We will be finding out why Florence Nightingale became known as “The Lady with the Lamp”.


The children will be admiring the work of local artists and applying the techniques used by these artists to create their own art work.


I wonder what HORRIBLE facts we will learn in the next few weeks!


Please check the class blog, weekly, for updates from the children on what they have been learning that week.


Also, if you haven't already, please follow us on Twitter @longshawinfants to keep up with all the exciting things happening at school.


Reading books

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. 


 Thank you!



If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to speak to me after school. 


Thank you for your continued support, 


Mrs Thomas