Year 1 Maple

Welcome to Maple Class: 

Adults in our class

-Miss Mills

-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.)

Forest School- Making nature pictures.

ABC all the letters came to tea

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Can you join in? This is the song we sing at the beginning of every phonics session.

A guide to reading- English

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This video will provide you with ways of helping your child read at home.

A guide to reading-Bengali

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This video will provide you with examples of how to help your child read at home.

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



The Gingerbread Man Kids Story | Bedtime Stories for Kids

The Gingerbread Man bedtime story for kids. Please Subscribe: The Gingerbread Man (also known as The Gingerbread Boy) is a folktale about a gingerbread man's escape from various pursuers and his eventual demise between the jaws of a fox. "The Gingerbread Boy "first appeared in print in the May, 1875, issue of St.

Counting Down From Twenty Song (Classic)

The Counting Down From Twenty Song by Have Fun Teaching is a counting song that teaches kids how to count down from 20 to 1 by ones. Download the Counting Videos: Download the Counting Songs: Get This Video on DVD: Get the Counting Songs CD:

Key dates: 

-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 

Goldilocks and the Three Bears by Oxbridge Baby

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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.

Merry Christmas everyone - listen to our Christmas concert! Go to the class page and scroll down.