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Welcome to Maple Class

Your children are taught by Mrs Rich.

We are also very lucky to have Mrs Walker in our class - all day Monday to Friday 

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Mrs Rich - Class Teacher

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Mrs Walker - Class Teaching Assistant

Maple Class - Key Stage 2 2017-2018
Welcome back!

English - Spring

As part of our english lessons the chidren will be introduced to subordinating conjunctions such as 'after, so, while, when'. We will also be looking at adverbs of manner.

Please check out the link below for examples of what the children will be learning to use in their writing.

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-a-clause

https://www.theschoolrun.com/what-is-an-adverb

Our Class Author -

Roald Dahl

We will be looking at different stories written by him over the next term.

Can you visit the library and take out some books by this famous author? Or perhaps share a story with your child at home.

 

Key Information

Monday

  • - New spellings sent home
  • - New maths challenge

Tuesday

  • Homework sent home - due Friday

Wednesday

  • - PE kit needed

Friday

  • - Spellings test

*Reading Champions and Maths Passports to be sent in daily*

Science - Plants

As part of our science we will be investigating and exploring the physical structure of plants and flowers, the conditions they need to grow successfully and attempting to grow something we can use as part of our cooking lessons.

This half term we are going to look at how to write up an investigation and record our findings in different ways.

 

Maths

We have worked hard securing our understanding of basic written methods with teh four operations. Now we are focussing on length, mass, volume and time.

Over the next term we will be working hard on focusing on learnt tables and the children who are ready will be getting to grips with their 8 times tables.

Try this website and choose the correct times table for them to practice. Regular practice is so important to keep these skills fresh:

https://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/hit-the-button

 

Project

This term is focused on developing the children's geography and design technology skills. We will learn how to use maps, look at physical and human features of countries and use software such as Google Earth.

Please try to bring in any pictures of when you and your child may have visited any countries in Europe for our interactive display.

Orienteering

Orienteering is competitive sport in which runners have to find their way across places with the aid of a map and compass. I will update the page with pictures after the first few sessions. This is an incredible opportunity for our children.

Please ensure your child has the correct outerwear and footwear for any weather for the following sessions:

Thursday 18 January

Tuesday 23 January

Thursday 25 January

Thursday 1 February

Thursday 8 February

 

Note About PE - November 2017

PE still takes place during the winter months so it is vital that the children have full kit. They can bring in black joggings pants to wear as part of their kit as we often go outside if the weather is dry. Some children have had pumps that are too big. Please check that they fit before sending them in as it can cause an avoidable accident on the playground.

Remember that PE is part of your child's education so they need their kit to stay in school to take part.

Thanks for your support.

Online Safety

The staff at Dallam are huge advocates of what an amazing tool the big wide web is. We are showing the children in Maple class how to use features such as email and blogging in a safe and controlled environment. However, we know that there is much more at their fingertips. Please have a read through the links below that the Maple team have put together for you. If you need any advice or to discuss matters further please see us any day at hometime.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-your-child-staying-safe-online/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Websites

Here are some useful and reccomended websites that you can look at with your child at home.

Maths -

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/maths-games/7-11-years/ordering-and-sequencing-numbers

http://www.multiplication.com/games/all-games

English -

http://resources.woodlands-junior.kent.sch.uk/literacy/index.htm

Science -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/

If you would like any help or further information then please feel free to ask at the end of the school day.

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