Welcome to Maple Class:
Adults in our class
-Mrs Murphy (covers on a Tuesday)
-Mrs Hudson and Mrs Parmar
Our PE days are Monday and Thursday.
Forest School is every other Monday (dates below.)
This week we are learning:
Thank you to everyone that attended our parent workshop. Feedback was extremely positive and we really appreciated you taking time out of your day to join us at school. The slideshow will be added to this page shortly. Please also remember that it is Forest school on Monday so we need warm clothes!
This week we will be moving on to 'The Gingerbread Man', which you can watch below. On Monday morning we will be acting out the story and cooking our very own gingerbread men. The children better watch them carefully though as they may well run straight out of the oven.... watch this space!! We will continue to work on letter formation, handwriting and starting sentences with a capital letter and finishing them with a full stop.
In Maths we will spend two more days looking at addition, on Monday we will be focusing on working out how many tens and ones (units) are in different numbers. On Tuesday we will be using a number line to find totals. The rest of the week will be spent looking at subtraction and by the end of the week the children will have a choice of what resources they would like to use to solve the subtraction problem. They will be able to choose from numicon, number lines and bead strings. If you would like to see how good you are counting backwards see if you can join in with the video below.
The children absolutely loved yoga last week so I'm sure they will be very excited to learn some more on Thursday! We also had a look at what happens to our heartbeat after exercise, which really tired us out!
Phonics this week:
Digraphs re-capping: wh, ph, ue, oa, or
New digraphs: ew, oe, au, ey
-Year one workshop: 17th January
-Class assembly: 7th March
Forest School Dates:
Monday 21st January
Monday 4th February
Monday 25th February
Monday 11th March
Monday 25th March
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."
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.