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 continued support!
We have a very exciting term ahead!
We will be continuing our Topic 'Endangered Animals' and our enquiry question for this term is 'What can we do to protect endangered animals?'
We will be covering many subjects throughout this topic:
Design and Technology: The children will apply their knowledge of joining techniques by developing their stitching skills. The children will join two pieces of material to make their product and finally evaluate their finished piece against their success criteria
Geography: The children will use maps and atlases to explore the continents of the world and countries found within them. They will then research the features of these countries and where they are in relation to the equator and poles. The children will make links to their science learning by exploring how particular animals are suited to their habitats within the different parts of the world.
Science: The children will learn about everyday materials and the features that make them suitable for a variety of purposes. This learning will be enriched through the use of the forest school where the children will design and make a suitable habitat for a woodland creature. The children will also investigate what plants need to survive.
Computing: The children will be introduced to making music digitally using 2Sequence and use the different sounds within 2sequence to make a tune. Within this, the children will edit and combine sounds to create a simple pattern with varied pitch and speed.
Art: Inspiration will be taken from the artists Georges Seurat and Paul Signac this half term. The children will evaluate their work on Pointillism and use the technique of painting in small, distinct spots of colour to form their own Pointillism art piece. This art piece will be designed around a chosen endangered animal and will be individual to each child.
PSHE: Children will consider their health and wellbeing this term and build upon this to learn about our growing and changing bodies from baby to old age. They will also explore their role in living in the community and the wider world. The children will consider media literacy and digital resilience throughout.
The children will begin this term exploring chapter stories and they will focus on the book ‘Gangsta Granny’ by David Walliams. The children will complete a newspaper report linked to the story and they will write a new extended chapter to the story. The children will apply all their taught grammatical skills to write complex, suspense sentences that will engage the reader. During the summer term, the children will also explore poetry and they will create their own poem based on a selection of nonsense poems they have read.
This term will begin with the children identifying, representing and estimating numbers using different representations including the number line. They will be learning about different ways we can measure and use the appropriate standard units to estimate and measure capacity, volume and length. The children will also be applying their taught maths skills to reasoning and problem-solving challenges. They will identify features of 3D shapes and collect and analyse statistical information using a bar chart or pictogram.
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!!!! 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 understanding.
Thank you for your support :)