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Maple Class (Year 1)

Welcome to Maple Class:

2022 -2023

Year 1

Mrs Marquis-Box         Mrs Rogerson

Mrs Catterall

Here you will find the Long-Term Plan for Year 1 for 2022-23. 

This gives a broad overview of the themes and topics covered in year and relate back to the National Curriculum.

For more details about each subject being taught -  click on the Curriculum page within the Parents Section.

Spring 2 2023

This half term we will continue to work really hard in all our learning. We are going to be very busy! Have a look at  some of the things  we are going to be learning. 




This half term we are going to be learning about 2d and 3d shapes, we are going to be doing some measuring and we are going to continue work on our numbers. We are going to be adding and subtracting numbers within 20. We are going to start looking at numbers to 40.


We are getting really good at recalling or times tables so will be carrying on learning the x2, x10 and x5. 



English: Phonics

Phonics is essential so we practise it everyday! Children will be learning lots of new phonemes and applying them in reading and writing. Please support your child at home by using the resources on Showbie and play lots of phonics games on  

Reading with your child every day helps children with their phonics, please work with us by encouraging your child to read at home. 



English: Writing


We are getting very good at writing and we work really hard. This half term we are going to be writing descriptions based on the famous book The Tiger Who Came for Tea by Judith Kerr. We are going to writing recounts as our non fiction writing.  



English: Reading


In class, we will be reading lots of stories such as:


We now visit our school library so there are lots of opportunities for reading. We encourage all children to take home a book to share and enjoy at home.  





In Science this half term we are going to be learning about different types of materials and their uses. We will have a special visitor in school to help enhance our learning.  




We are going to be going back in time and learning all about The Great Fire of London. 



We are going to be carrying on this half term with collage in art. We are focusing on cartography and we are going to be creating and making maps. We are going to be working on lots of skills, building up to make a final piece. We read this book The Boy who Loved Maps as a starting point and we are looking forward to using our imaginations to make our own maps. 



Important Information




Our PE days are Tuesday and Wednesday


Please send your child to school in their school PE kit:

  • red round-neck t-shirt
  • plain black shorts or joggers
  • school sweatshirt
  • Black pumps or unbranded black trainers


Please do not send your child in clothes which are not school uniform.

Please also ensure that children with pierced ears can either remove earrings themselves or cover with plasters before the start of the school day.


- Please use your child's new Home Reading Diary to record your child's reading. Try to read at least three times a week so that books can be changed regularly.


- If you have any worries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact a member of class staff.

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