Cherry & Maple Class
Welcome to Cherry and Maple Class
Cherry class is taught by Miss Owens.
Maple class is taught by Miss Morris.
Each half term, the classes will be set a homework project linked to their curriculum theme. In order to make maths fun and enjoyable, we will also send a maths fluency fact sheet home for the term, which gives the opportunity for children to spot mathematical patterns, make mathematical connections and speed up their calculation skills. They will also have a list of spellings for the term. All of the letters, which contain this information, are recorded on this page under Cherry and Maple Curriculum Information.
During a normal school week PE is on a Monday and a Thusday and we would like children to come dressed in their PE kit on theses days. Please ensure that long hair is tied back and that if your child cannot take out their own earrings that they are taken out before school. We will be trying to get outside as much as possible, so please ensure clothing is weather appropriate.
Your child has been given an independent reading book to read at home, which is suitable to their word recognition and comprehension skills. Please read with your child daily and record their reading in their reading record.
This Term's Theme: 'Terrific Toys'.
Our theme closely links to History, Science and Design Technology.
Have you ever wondered what children used to play with before technology? Children’s toys are constantly changing from generation to generation! In our learning journey lessons, we will be focusing on sequencing artefacts from different periods of time and noticing similarities and differences in toys whilst answering questions about the past. We will then share what we have learnt through group discussion and a range of activities to reinforce our learning.
In Design Technology, we will be designing templates, focusing on textiles, and joining techniques, sewing, pinning, gluing, stapling. Which techniques will be the best for the job?
What materials can you name? In Science this term we will be exploring a range of different materials. We will be comparing materials based on different properties (hard, soft, stretchy, stiff, shiny, dull, rough, smooth). We will be looking at materials for purpose – Which material would you choose for different objects? Why? And finally, we will be working scientifically by exploring a variety of key questions.
In writing, we are starting the term with a narrative piece with a focus on the book ‘Pinocchio.’ Through this story, we will explore different writing techniques and use our lenses to explore the text in more detail, developing our vocabulary and writing our own adventure story. We will then be moving onto writing persuasive letters using the story ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’.