Hello and a warm welcome to Maple Class!
Myself and Mrs Johnson are delighted to welcome you to our class and are both very excited to teach your children this half term. These are some of the things we have planned:
This half term we are starting by writing diary entries based on the book, Diary of a Killer Cat, we will then move onto folk tales, using The Tin Forest as a model. Finally, we will be looking at some fables.
In Maths, we will be working on numbers up to 1000. We will be becoming proficient at adding and subtracting 3 digit numbers using a range of different strategies. We will also be learning about 2D shape, time and statistics throughout the term.
During our science lessons, we will be learning about skeletons- starting with the function of our skeletons and then moving onto comparing animal skeletons.
As well as being our class TA, Mrs Johnson will also be teaching the children French and RE on Thursday afternoons. once again teaching the children more won
In Geography, the children will be learning about land use in Freckleton and will be carrying out field work in the local area.
We will be learning about artists such as Edward Burne- Jones who was inspired by myths and legends and using techniques to create our own story inspired artwork.
PE lessons will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. During the sessions, we will be building on skills such as dodging in creative games and we will be linking our Geography skills to orienteering sessions. We are lucky to be joined by Healthy Heads on a Wednesday morning. These sessions help the children to develop skills such as team- work and cooperation in class based and physical activity.
The children will be developing their computing skills through many areas of the curriculum such as collecting data in Geography, learning to research safely in Science and using iMovie to create storyboards in English.
Homework will be posted on Showbie on Friday. Please encourage your child to read regularly at home and to record this on Showbie.
If you have any questions or queries, please feel free to catch me at the start or end of the day. Alternatively, if you have a longer query, please contact the school office to arrange a longer appointment or call back.
Also, don’t forget to follow our Twitter page as well as the Strike Lane blog page to keep up with what we have been up to in class.
Miss Owens and Mrs Johnson