Year 1 Maple

Hello and welcome to the Maple class webpage.

In Maple class  PE is on a Monday and Thursday, so your child will need their PE kit in a named bag hanging on their peg.  We try to go outside when the weather is dry, so as well as a pair of shorts and a t-shirt, your child will also need a pair of jogging bottoms or leggings; they will need plimsolls or trainers to run around in.

Show and Tell will be on Monday.

Forest School happens fortnightly in KS1, usually on a Wednesday.  

Your child will need a warm change of clothes (layers are good) that you don't mind getting muddy, a pair of wellies or old trainers, a waterproof coat and a spare bag for dirty boots, all of which needs to be in a bag on your child's peg.  

Your child should be reading daily to an adult, which can then be recorded in their green reading record book.  This needs to be in school everyday and placed in the green reading box as you come into the classroom in the morning. If your child reads their library book, a book of their own, listens to a story tape/CD or any kind of reading related activity, please also note it in their green reading record book. 

We go to the school library on a Friday.  Your child can choose either a fiction or non-fiction book to take home. Please encourage your child to share their book with you at home and return it to school the following Friday to be changed.

Homework is given out on a Friday in a folder, it needs to be completed by the following Thursday at the latest, returned in the folder and placed in the green tray which is located next to the reading record tray.

If you have any questions, please feel free to come in and speak to Mrs Patel-Martin, Mrs Murphy,  Mr Bassett or Mrs Horn.

It was such a lovely day we went outside and looked closely at the new buds on the trees.

Despite the weather Spring has sprung in Maple Class.

Forest Schools: Looking for signs of Spring!

World Book Day: We decorated ginger bread houses, made a poster and wrote about our favourite books.

FOREST SCHOOLS - We went on a witch hunt.....

SCIENCE INVESTIGATION : Build a house for the pigs to withstand the wolf! In groups of 2/3 the children built a simple home for one of the 3 pigs. We then tried to blow the houses down with: Wolf 1 Teacher/children - blowing; Wolf 2 book – wafting a book; Wolf 3 hairdryer! We were also thinking about resilience - not getting upset if our home was blown down and perseverance, rebuilding our home to make it stronger.

Feel good week 'Marvellous Me' portraits.

Feel good week baking!

We have been thinking of ways to help the Three Little Pigs by designing and making houses to keep the wolf out.

Rain, rain go away! We had fun splashing in puddles and our wellies got filled with water!

Windy day! We pretended to be leaves blowing in the wind. We also tried to play 'It' in the wind it was tricky!

Oh dear! A character from fairy tale land has gone missing.....we have busy making posters, if you see her let Maple Class know.

FOREST SCHOOLS It's not a stick, it's....... a wand, a sword, a boomerang, a lead, a unicorn, a paintbrush, a lightsaber, a horse, a slingshot and a tennis racket!

FOREST SCHOOL We made homes for nocturnal animals. Then we had fun with the leaves.

We have been thinking about Harvest. Mr Bassett harvested some apples from his apple tree and we made apple crumble. When it had cooled down we shared it out ready to take home.

Forest Schools. We made nocturnal creatures - they look great!

We had a special visitor, his name was Chip. Chip is a storyteller and he told Maple class a story about an owl called Billy. Billy was a baby owl that couldn't fly because he was too little. After Chip left we made lots of different owls and thought about nocturnal animals.

We found out about George Stephenson, then we had a go at drawing his steam train the 'Rocket'.

Forest School. We played 1,2,3 where are you?; made leaf pictures and rolled down some hills. We had fun!

We have been busy measuring

Outdoor Maths! Counting out objects for a given number.

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