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Welcome to Maple Class 2022-2023

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Miss Foster - Class Teacher

English

This term, we will be focusing on writing a losing tale based on the text 'The Dragon Machine' written by Helen Ward. It is an engaging tale filled with adventure which will excite and motivate the children when writing. We will also be exploring the text 'The stone Age Boy' by Satoshi Kitamura and 'How to wash a Wolly Mammoth' by Michelle Robinson as it has close links to our Stone Age project.

How to Wash a Woolly Mammoth by Michelle Robinson

The children will be learning a range of skills such as using expanded noun phrases, extending sentences using a range of conjunctions and choosing more detailed adjectives.

 

Google Classroom

Google Classroom is an essential part of our everyday teaching and it is important to have the children logging in regularly so that they are familiar with this online platform. Homework is set on google classroom and it is another way in which teachers communicate with pupils about their learning. Guided reading texts are posted each week and the children can begin to read them before the lesson if they wish to. Important messages are also posted online. Your child has been given their log in details and they are expected to log in and check their class page for any updates.

Google Education Tools and Apps | Tech & Learning

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Reading Spine

The poetry spine includes:
Paint Me a Poem-Grace Nichols
The World’s Greatest Space Cadet –Jim Carter
The Puffin Book of Brilliant Poetry
Quick Let’s Get out of Here-Michael Rosen

Class Novel

Our class novels this term are 'The BFG' by Roald Dahl and 'The Iron Man' by Ted Hughes.Kid's Review: The Iron Man | Books Up NorthThe BFG : Dahl, Roald, Blake, Quentin: Amazon.co.uk: Books

Ms Walker, Miss Parry & Mrs Brookes- Class Teaching Assistants

Maths

This term we will be focusing on addition, subtraction, multiplication, division and place value.

Place Value for Kids | What Is Place Value? Place Value for 1st Graders -  YouTubeYou may find the following websites useful:

Topmarks

Multiplication.com

Crickweb

YouTube - MultiplicationTable

Science

The two topics covered this term in science are light and Rocks.

3rd and 4th Class: Science - Light

Earth Science Teaching: Lesson Plans, Classroom ActivitiesThe children will be making observations, investigating and taking part in a range of scientifical experiments that will focus on the above. Here are our knowledge organisers which you may want to look at with your child and do some research.

Science Rocks | Facebook

History Project- Stone Age

Our project questions this term is 'Who were our prehistoric ancestors?'

We will focus on the history surrounding the Stone Age and explore this through other topics such as music, art, design technology and science.

Introducing the Stone Age to the children is a way of showing them how historic influences have shaped our society and ourselves. It is the first step in helping them to understand the chronological story of who lived in Britain from the very first inhabitants to modern day. We will look at the influences these people had in terms of farming, art and even the first animations. These important mile stones that occurred in the Stone Age have helped to shape our modern society.

Please feel free to post any work you have researched with your child on our google classroom page.

https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/Stone-Age/353814

https://www.theschoolrun.com/homework-help/stone-age

https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/topics/z82hsbk

 

chronologies : Stone Age eras

Online Safety

The staff at Dallam are huge advocates of what an amazing tool the big wide web is. We are showing the children in Maple class how to use features such as email and blogging in a safe and controlled environment. However, we know that there is much more at their fingertips. Please have a read through the links below that the Maple team have put together for you. If you need any advice or to discuss matters further please see us any day at hometime.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/online-safety/talking-your-child-staying-safe-online/

https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

Websites

Here are some useful and reccomended websites that you can look at with your child at home.

Maths - TT Rockstars

https://play.ttrockstars.com/auth/school/student/7431

Reading - Oxford Reading Buddy

https://www.oxfordreadingbuddy.com/uk

Science - BBC Bitesize

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/science/

If you would like any help or further information then please feel free to ask at the end of the school day.

Practice your times tables

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