Longshaw Community Infant School and Longshaw Nursery School Learning • Caring • Inspiring • Succeeding


Welcome toLongshaw Community Infant School and Longshaw Nursery School Learning • Caring • Inspiring • Succeeding


Welcome to Maple Class!


I'm Mrs Starkie, the class teacher in Maple Class and we are also very lucky to have Miss Spencer and Mrs Mughal working with us this year. 


 What are we learning?


Spring 2

This half term our topic focus is 'The Farm Shop', where children will learn about where food comes from, animals and their habitats and how to be healthy.



English & Grammar

The children will continue to focus on grammatical features that will enhance their writing and apply them within English lessons. Using the focus text of 'Rapunzel', the children will begin the term by exploring the key features of a book review and will then write their own well-structured and informative book review.




The children will consolidate their place value knowledge to support their mental maths and apply this further when working on problems involving addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. They will further develop their knowledge of sharing equally by exploring fractions. They will also begin to explore length, mass and solve problems related to these.




The children will explore the topic of 'Habitats' for both animals and plants. They will also be able to identify habitats and the species that live there and describe how a habitat provides for an animals basic needs. The children will also name different sources of food and be able to identify basic food chains and compare things which are living, dead and have never been alive. 




Following our topic overview of 'The Farm Shop', the children will explore where food comes from and consolidate their prior learning around the principles of a healthy diet and the Eatwell Plate.  Using this knowledge. the children will design, make and evaluate a healthy snack.




The children will use Purple Mash to explore spreadsheets, where they will learn the key skills of copying and pasting, calculating amounts within a spreadsheet using pictures and how to create a table and block graph. 



In PE, the children will build on prior learning and apply this to spinning, skipping and bouncing. They will continue to work on their coordination and accuracy when completing these moves. 




The children will follow Questful RE and continue their learning about Jesus and Christianity. They will begin to explore the question of 'how do symbols help us to understand the Easter story?' and use pictures, text and video's to answer this question. They will also learn about the meaning of Easter and why it is the most important festival in the Christian calendar.



The children will explore their role within the wider world. They will learn about managing emotions, getting along with others and being safe. The children will also learn about money and work: what money is, that it needs to be looked after and the ways that we can do this and also that people make different choices about how to spend their money.




In Art, the children will use drawing to develop and share their ideas, experiences and imagination. They will explore the work of nature artists, such as Sir Peter Scott and Robert E. Fuller and using different drawing techniques, complete a picture of their own chosen animal using a range of different media.



Homework will continue to be given on Friday afternoon. This will cover topics and questions we have been doing in class that week to further consolidate the children's knowledge.

Homework books are to be returned no later than the following Thursday.


Maple Class have PE on Wednesday afternoons and swimming on Tuesday afternoons. 

Please ensure your child has a PE kit in school and brings the correct swimming equipment on Tuesdays.



Children are expected to read at home each night and reading books will be changed on Tuesday and Friday. 

Please note that the children's reading records must be signed three times before their book is changed. 


Children will also have a library book that they can read for pleasure.

We will endeavour to change these every week during our guided reading time.  


**Thank you for your ongoing support**

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Key curriculum information for parents