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Maple Class (Year 1)


Welcome to Maple Class: 2020 -2021

Year 1

Mrs Marquis-Box Miss Taylor  Miss Cooper



Autumn Term 2

Wow that first half term went so quick! What a great start to the year we all had. You all settled in so well and we can't wait to get going this half term!







In English we are going to start with a short poetry unit all about fireworks. We are going to use our senses to describe firework night and all the wonderful colours we see!

Our fiction unit is based on the story 'In The Dark by Lemony Snicket'. The little boy in the story is afraid of the dark and has to overcome his fear. We will be thinking about other things that people are scared of and how they can conquer their fears. Is there anything you are scared of? Spiders? Snakes?






Phonics will continue everyday in our different groups. We will be learning lots of new phonemes and applying them in our reading and writing. 

Don't forget you can be practising your phonics at home by playing on or using the sound mats we sent home over the summer holidays.





This term we will be continuing to work through our fantastic Maths scheme - Maths No Problem.

During the lessons your children will be using a variety of resources to solve and complete practical activities as well as completing written tasks. This half term we will be using our numbers to add and subtract. You can also practise your x1 tables and x10 tables at home. 



This half term we are going back in time to find about children in the past. We are going to be finding out what toys they liked to play with and what school was like for them. We are going to have a day where Maple Class are going to go back in time and have a Victorian Day so we can all see how different it was. Have chat with your parents and grandparents about their favourite toys. 




We are going to be finding out all about the continents of the world this half term. We are going to use atlases to find different countries and what continent they are in. We will find out what hot and cold places are like around the world. Where would you like to go? What would you like to see?



​​​​​​​Christmas isn't cancelled in Maple Class and we will make sure that we do lots of lovely things leading up to Christmas. We will be doing lots of art and crafts and even some baking!  




PE is on a Thursday so please send your child in wearing their PE kit that day.

Please now use Showbie to record when your child is reading - there are some examples on there to show you what kind of comments you could write.  Please try to read for at least 10 mins every night.


If you need to talk to any of the Maple Class Team then please make an appointment through the office - we are here to help in anyway we can.


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