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Maple Class

Maple Class

 

Fresh from Summer, Maple Class will be learning about the Maya of Central America. The children will learn where in the world and when these fascinating peoples lived. We will also learn all about everyday life for rich and poor, their architecture (including their amazing pyramids) and their religious beliefs and gods. This topic will also incorporate elements of Art, Food Technology and Design Technology to help immerse the children in this topic.


Reading for Passion is important, our themed book corner is stocked with a wide of range of the latest books. Time each day is devoted to sharing a class text together and to continue the passion for reading. We will be tweeting the authors of the books we read to share our thoughts. Hopefully we will get some tweets in return! It is the expectation that every child reads every day at home to practise the skills they are learning in class. This particularly important with end of Key Stage tests in April.


Each week there will be two PE sessions, on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday afternoon. Full PE kit is required (plain white t-shirt, plain black shorts, trainers and plain grey/black tracksuit for colder weather). It is a very good idea to have a named PE kit in school everyday as we might sneak in extra sessions of Skip2bfit, dance or GoNoodle fitness into our day.


Home Learning remains an important aspect of school learning. It is an opportunity to practise or develop skills from Maths and English lessons. Each task should take 20 minutes or so. Home Learning will be handed out on Wednesday and is to be returned by Tuesday morning to be marked together in class. Home learning will be recorded on a checklist and opportunity given at Tuesday lunchtime to complete tasks if needed.


Topic Takeaway tasks will be issued once the topic is underway. These tasks are fantastic opportunities to work together as a family in a creative way over several weeks. We look forward to seeing these creations.


Mr Bennett