Cherry & Maple Class
Welcome to Cherry and Maple Class
Cherry class is taught by Miss Owens.
Maple class is taught by Miss Mawby.
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 will be a double sessions on a Monday for both classes. 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: 'Magnificent Monarchs'.
Our theme for Summer Term one begins with a History and DT focus.
In our History lessons we will explore queens that have ruled our country. We will find out what changes they made in England during their reign. We will use our knowledge to compare three queens, describe their similarities and differences and compare their roles and achievements.
In DT our learning will focus on mechanisms. We will explore and evaluate moving parts in story books such as sliders and levers. We will practise using templates to create sliders, levers. We will be measuring, marking out, cutting, and joining ready to create a final product of a moving picture based on a king or queen.
In writing, we are going to be focussing on writing poetry based on the poem ‘If I were in Charge.’ We will then move on to develop our narrative writing skills using the story ‘The Building Boy.’
In Maths this term, Year 1 will continue to develop skills in number, addition, and subtraction. In Year 2 we will continue to practise methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. We will also focus on shape and measures.
Within our science topic this term we will be investigating seasonal changes. We will be observing over time to find out how daylight hours change. We will answer questions such as ‘do we have more sunny days in summer? Which was the coldest month?' We will find answers by looking for patterns in our evidence.
In PSHE we will be focussing on the unit ‘Relationships,’ we will be looking at relationships we have with our families and friends. We will recognise qualities that make a good friend and understand why we appreciate people who are special to us.