Welcome to Maple Class.
Maple Class is for Year 1 children and will be taught be Miss Mawby and Mrs McKean. Mrs Liverton is the Teaching Assistant in Year 1.
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 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: 'Me, MySchool, My Road'.
Our first theme of the year is ‘Me, My School, My Road’. During this topic the children will learn about what life was like in the past and begin to order events along a timeline. We will also be experiencing what a Victorian school was like and exploring how Newton Road has changed over the years. Please let us know if you have any photos or maps of our local area from the past that we can share with the Year 1 children.
In our English lessons, we will focus our first piece of writing around the story ‘Last Stop on Market Street’ by Mark de la Pena. Throughout this writing unit, the children will begin to develop an understanding of different word types: adjectives, verbs and nouns as well as learning how to use a range of writerly techniques to make their writing more exciting. As always, we will continue to work on the fundamental aspects of sentence writing such as using capital letters, full stops and finger spaces. Later in the Autumn 1 term, the children will become poets where they will create their own poetry based on the poem ‘When I Close My Eyes’ by Eloise Greenfield.
In Maths, the children will continue to develop their understanding of place value within 20. The children will learn and consolidate their counting, ordering and sorting skills.
In RE, the children will learn about Harvest and Thanksgiving. We will explore the theme ‘Being Me in My World’ during our PSHE lessons where the children will get to express their thoughts and learn about their rights and responsibilities as a member of Maple Class. In PE, the children will improve their coordination and footwork skills and become pirates as they practise static balance on one leg. In Art, the children will learn about self-portraits and be inspired by Pablo Picasso and Deborah Roberts.