WELCOME TO MAPLE TREE CLASS
Teacher: Mrs Doxey and Mrs Smart
Hello and welcome to our Maple Tree Class. There will be lots of photographs and information here to keep you in touch with what we’ve been up to in our class, so please remember to take a look every now and then.
We will be enjoying all sorts of learning indoors and outdoors, as well as fun things and adventures, this will be a great way to share them with your family and friends.
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Mrs Doxey and Mrs Smart
Please remember to bring in a water bottle with your child's name on it every day.
Your child should have their book bag with their reading book and reading diary in school every day. This is so a record can be kept to show your child's improvement in their reading when they have read individually or in a group at school. Reading bags will be collected on a Thursday and kept until Friday as two new books to read will be given for the following week.
Rewards will be given to children who read regularly at home and learn their spellings for the test on Friday's.PE takes place every Tuesday and Friday afternoon.
Homework and Spellings
Homework and a phonics activity will be given out on a Monday. Children will no longer be tested on spellings as on-going assessments in phonics lesson shows where sounds need revisiting and these are used to inform planning, rather than spelling test results that don't always show a true picture of children's understanding of using phonics to spell. There will be suggested activities and games you can do with your children to practise reading and spelling using the sound/s for that week. Homework will be collected on a Friday and marked.
Homework will be based on your child's learning that week. Homework activities will help children consolidate their learning further. It will also give you an idea of what they are doing in class. Please ask if you are unsure of anything linked to homework or phonics.
For help with spellings, this link will show you a video of how to pronounce the sounds of the English language - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwJx1NSineE
Spring 1 Topic
This term, we will visit a real castle to explore the towers, battlements and maybe a secret tunnel or two! We’ll learn all about the different parts of a castle and describe how they have changed over time. Using a wide range of materials, we’ll build models of castles and test the strength of our structures. We’ll learn the stories of Rapunzel, The Three Little Pigs and The Three Billy Goats Gruff and create models inspired by them. Maps and photographs will help us learn about the tallest buildings and the longest tunnels in the world. We’ll find out about the amazing Victorian engineer, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, and improve our PE skills by playing attacking and defending games.
Literacy This Week... (wb 20.1.20)
In Literacy this week we will using our imagination to explore and write fantasy stories based on the story Flat Rabbit.
Maths This Week... (wb 20.1.20)
In Maths this week we will continue to learn to add amounts of coins and notes using the 2x, 5x and 10x tables.
Common Exception Words
Our first job of the day is to learn 5 common exception words each week. These are words that Year Two children should be able to read and spell by the end of the year.
Term -Spring 1
Week 1 - path half hour
Week 2 - improve many move
Week 3 - money most move
Muck, Mess and Mixtures WOW Day!
On Thursday 7th November, we had fun on our messy afternoon. Take a look at our photographs to show you what we got up to and how much mess we made!! We even helped to clean up the mess!
Our Visit from Derbyshire Fire and Rescue
On Tuesday 26th November, we had a visit from the Derbyshire Fire and Rescue team. We met Larry, who works for them and he told us a story about not playing with matches, not cooking food by ourselves and what to do if we know someone may not be sensible with matches or a lighter. He also told us how to be safe on Bonfire Night and how to use sparklers safely. Larry then showed us how to stop, drop and roll if we were ever on fire so that it squashed the oxygen away. We asked some very sensible questions at the end to find out more about how to keep safe.