Maple Class 2020 - 2021

Mrs Edwards

Welcome to Maple Class! 

My name is Mrs Edwards and our class is made up of twenty-eight fabulous Year Fours and Fives! We also have Mrs Stanaway and Mrs Rowley helping us out throughout the week. We are always eager to learn in Maple Class and we will be using Class Dojo to show you all the fantastic things that we have been doing in school!

 Topic - Our topic this term is ‘Extreme Earth’. We will be finding out all about different climates, areas with extreme temperatures, volcanoes, tsunamis and earthquakes! We will be focusing on a range of subjects when learning about our ‘Extreme Earth’ including Geography, Design and Technology, Music and Computing.

Science - For the first part of the term we will be learning all about space in our ‘Space Presenters’ unit. We will also be making our own Science ‘episodes’ to share what we have been learning in groups. In the second half of the term we will be learning about forces in our ‘Forces in Action’ unit.

 

During Topic and Science lessons, we are going to be answering some ‘big questions’ that lead up to an enquiry at the end of the unit. These questions will challenge the children to think deeper about wider issues and problems that others may be facing in different parts of the World.

 

P.E this term will be on a Friday and children will need a full indoor and outdoor P.E. kit each week. They will need a winter P.E. kit available as the weather becomes colder.

Homework will be given out on a Friday, this will be a mixture of Mathletics & Spelling, CGP books and other Teacher directed activities. I will update Class Dojo to inform you of homework each week. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me on: arigby@woodcockswell.cheshire.sch.uk or via Class Dojo Messages

 

Life in Maple Class

A typical day in Maple class looks a bit like this:

Children come straight into class and work on a morning activity, including: spelling practice, maths challenges and reading tasks. This time can also be spent changing books from the wide selection available and reading with an adult.

We then have a Spelling lesson (RWI) which is followed by Maths and English. After lunch, the children will have a Guided Reading session followed by further lessons which could be RE, Topic, Science, Art, PE, Computing or PSHE.

We also have Worship time every day, some are at the start of the day and some are straight after break. Whilst our bubbles have to remain separate, we will be taking part in a daily class worship time. An example of our bubble weekly worship timetable is below.

Bubble Weekly Collective Worship:

Monday – Introduction to the theme for the week

Tuesday – Continuation of the theme  

Wednesday – Heart Smart 

Thursday – Bible studies linked to the theme for the week 

Friday – Reflection of the theme and Class Pupil of the Week

 

Whole School Collective Worship (when it resumes):

Monday – Roots and Fruits lead by Mrs Massen

Tuesday – Celebration Worship, lead by Mrs Massen and Rev Phillip 

Wednesday – Heart Smart 

Thursday – Bible studies with Mrs Winterton 

Friday – Singing Worship

PE day is a Friday. Please ensure that you have your P.E. kit in school every day just in case this changes. During the winter, children will require an outdoor PE kit too. 

 

 

The Curriculum

Please take a look at our class topic booklet to find out more about what we will be focusing on this term. 

 

How can I help and support my child at school?

There are so many ways in which you can help support your child's learning at home.

* Reading - please listen to your child read as often as you can and talk about what they have read. All children will have a school reading book and we do ask them to read this regularly (aim for three - four times per week). However, there is also nothing to stop you and your child finding other interesting texts to read together e.g. articles in the local paper, non-fiction books about a hobby or another story they enjoy from home.

* Maths - tables tables tables! Chant them, test each other in the car, do them backwards, find the corresponding division facts, make up games with thousands of points for the winner! Please help your child to know their times tables inside out - this will help them so much in all other areas of maths.

 

Homework

Homework this year will be given out on a Friday and due in the following Wednesday. Whilst homework must be the children's own work, parent support at home is really encouraged. 

 

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Whole School Attendance

93.25%

Class of the Term Attendance

Miss Adams

95.75%

Church Total

£579.60

Rose Queen Total

£1,159.20