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Welcome to Maple Class 2019-2020

Your children are taught by Ms Rich.

We are also very lucky to have Miss Tunstall and Mrs Wood in our class Monday to Friday.

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Ms Rich - Class Teacher

Sue Wood(1)

Mrs Wood - Class Teaching Assistant

Sian Tunstall(1)

Miss Tunstall - Class Teaching Assistant

Autumn Project Question - What makes a great society?

English - Autumn

As part of our english lessons we will be looking at fictional writing. We will be looking in detail how to change some features of a known story to make our own. 

We will be focussing on grammar such a extended noun phrases, prepositions and using a/an correctly in sentences.

Our Class Book

 

The Iron Man

by Ted Hughes

Key Information

Monday

  • New spellings sent home

Wednesday

  • Reading Champions and Mad About Maths books checked for this weeks newsletters.
  • PE takes place every Wednesday.

Thursday

  • Extra PE takes place.

Friday

  • Spellings test

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

Mad About Maths can now be signed if the children have accessed and practiced their times tables on TTRockstars. All the children have been given log in details.

www.ttrockstars.com

https://student.readingplus.com/

 

Science - Light and Shadow

For the first half of the Autumn term we will be looking at light and shadow.

We will be exploring questions such as:

Can we see things without light?

Are all materials reflective?

How do I see myself in a mirror?

Is it dangerous to look at the sun?

What is a shadow and how do they change?

Maths

Throughout Autumn term the children will heavily be focussing on using an efficient written method to add and subtract 3 digit numbers. Most children will progress to renaming numbers through the coloumn addition and column subtraction.

 

Please encourage the children to access the TT Rockstars websure as much as possible. They will be primarily focusing on their 3, 4 and 8 times tables and related division facts. It is imperative that they get a good understanding of mental multiplication to help them in their maths journey at Dallam Primary.

https://ttrockstars.com/

Autumn Project

Our project question is...

What makes a great society?

 

As part of our project this term we will be focussing on History skills. We will be using the Ancient Egyptians to investigate our question and develop our critical thinking skills, learning as independently as we can. Our trip to Liverpool World Musuem will excite and engage us with rich information to begin our project.

 

We have thought about some questions we would like to be answered...

Would a society need a king or queen?

Do societies need laws?

How do we know who is the most important in a society?

Does everyone in a great society need to follow a religion?

Should we all have the same houses in a great society?

Spelling

Each Monday your child will be bringing home some new spellings that they need to practice in school as well as at home. Some children will focus on patterns and some weeks there will be a spelling from the year 3/4 spelling list as set out in the National Curriculum.

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/

Times Tables

Websites

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

Maths - TT Rockstars

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/7431

Reading - Reading Plus

https://login.readingplus.com/

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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