Hello and welcome to Maple’s class page 😊
I’m Miss Bolton and I will be your class teacher in Maple class and we also have Miss Lacey and Mrs Goodall with us.
Have a read through what we will be focussing on this term and thank you for your support!
We have lots of fun and interesting things ahead of us this term!
Our Topic this term is 'Plastic Pollution' and our enquiry question is 'What’s going on in the world today?'
We will be covering many subjects throughout this topic:
English: We are going to be focussing on grammatical features that will build on our writing skills and apply them within our work. We are going to begin the term by expanding our knowledge of traditional tales and we will apply these skills we have learnt to the tale of Little Red Riding Hood.
Maths: We still start the term by consolidating our knowledge of Place Value in order to build on mental maths so we can apply this in problems that involve addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. We are then going to apply this learning within the context of money. W are going to link what we learnt in Autumn about fractions to new learning about position and direction. The terms clockwise and anticlockwise will also be introduced.
Geography: We will use maps and atlases to locate the seven continents of the world and identify the oceans that surround them. We will then research the features that make these oceans unique before applying this knowledge to identify how an oceanic habitat is suited to a particular sea creature.
Science: We going to explore the different needs of animals to survive before focusing in on the importance of an animal’s habitat to provide food and shelter. We will research the impact that plastic is having on our oceans and how this is affecting animals’ habitats and their survival.
Computing: We are going to use the internet to safely research issues within our world today in relation to plastic pollution. We shall recap the meaning of key Internet and searching terms, search the Internet, identify the basic parts of a web search engine search, and learn to read a web search results page.
Art: Inspiration will be taken from the artist Rodney ‘Rodrigo’ McCoubrey this half term. We will evaluate his work and their likes/dislikes before designing and creating their own recycled materials art sculpture. Then we will collect and select a variety of materials to create their own sea creature sculpture.
PSHE: We will be exploring their role within the wider world. We will begin to understand how they can care for and take responsibility for their home and learning environments, discuss what is special within the natural world, discover the problems the environment faces in 2022 and identify some ways in which they can help their world.
Homework will be uploaded onto SeeSaw on Fridays and shall be completed by the following Thursday each week 😊
Maple class have PE on a Thursday so please ensure your child have a kit in school.
Children are expected to read at home every night and their reading books will be changed on Tuesdays and Fridays. Children’s reading records must be signed at least twice before their book is changed.
Thank you for your support :)