Year 1 Maple

Welcome to Maple Class: 

Adults in our class

-Miss Mills

-Ms Turner-Cavaye (covers on Wednesday)

-Mrs Hudson and Mrs Parmer

Key dates: 

-Wellies needed in school all week (named)

-P.E is on a Monday and Thursday

-Homework and folder: due in every Wednesday

Forest school happens fortnightly: Starts  Monday 24th September

This week we are learning: 

I hope you all had a lovely bonfire weekend! We are having a very busy week! Our trip to the Gurdwara is on Thursday, we will be leaving after register and coming back before lunch. Please can children come in correct school uniform, and ensure all children have a headscarf to cover their heads. Friday is non-school uniform day for children in need and  we will also be showing our Diwali creations in assembly! We will now be doing football outside on Tuesdays so please ensure your children have warm outside p/e kit. Thank you very much for all the homework returned so far! Please note that Ms Turner-Cavaye will be teaching Friday this week instead of Wednesday. 



In Mathematics we are learning how to halve. We will be learning what the ÷ sign means and how to write it. We will also be looking at odd and even numbers and starting to halve shapes as well as numbers. You may want to practice sharing things equally at home... "one for me, one for you". 


In phonics we are carrying on Phase 4 and looking at writing cvcc words, we will learn that all you need to do is add on the initial letter to the cvc word. We will learn how to read and write: damp, tent, lend, sent, jump, bump, went, bend, mend

We will also be learning how to spell and write: said and so, he, she, me, and be, as well as starting to use words in sentences. We have started a phonics challenge, so feel free to help your children think of words with 'ch' and 'igh'! 



Challenge tables: 

Art table: Diwali creations 

Maths table: Halving cubes

Geography table: learning about religions in different countries. 

Half Term Homework

"Our children are disconnecting with nature. By the time they are 7 years old, they can identify 200 logos ...... but they cannot identify trees growing in their gardens."


Dear Parents,

Thank you so much for the fantastic half term homework on trees.  I was really impressed with the quality of the tree pictures especially the observational drawings of leaves.  I will be adding some of the highlights to the class page.  I hope that the activity has enabled you and your children to get out and about in the woods and learning more about trees.   There will be other activities for homework and as part of Forest School and science that the children will be doing during the year.

Mrs Bassett

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DOUBLES! DOUBLES! (*new* 1-10 version)

WWW.HARRYKINDERGARTENMUSIC.COM ...or find me on Teachers Pay Teachers!­­­­Kindergarten-Music HARRY KINDERGARTEN MUSIC, LLC Hip educational songs & videos for the K-2 Classroom! Song: DOUBLES! DOUBLES! (1-10 VERSION) Educational Content: Practicing "doubles" addition; This version has both the "small doubles" and the "big doubles" in one song, whereas my previous versions repeated one or the other in both verses.

3D Shapes I Know (solid shapes song- including sphere, cylinder, cube, cone, and pyramid)

3D Shapes I Know (new pyramid version) This version includes only ONE chorus at a time, whereas the old version used to do 2 at a time. I didn't like that the old one felt too long each time. I've also included a section about "a pyramid" now.

Let's all do the 10 dance (number bonds of 10 song)

Come on everybody Let's all do the 10 dance. Grab your 10 partner and head out on the dance floor! A super fun and funky dance tune about the number combinations of 10. So do the 10 dance with 5 and 5, 6 and 4, 7 and 3, 10 and 0, and 8 and 2.

Parent visits for Reception 2019 now open - to book please go to Key Information, Admission