Maple Class 2021 - 2022

Mrs Phillips

Welcome to Maple Class! 

My name is Mrs Phillips and our class is made up of twenty-nine fabulous Year Fours and Fives! We also have Mrs Stanaway and Mrs Patterson 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 ‘South America’. We will be finding out all about different countries, climates and areas. We will be focusing on a range of subjects when learning about our ‘South America’ topic including Geography, Design and Technology, Music and Computing.

Science - For the first part of the term we will be learning all about Electricity in our Electricity unit. We will be learning about circuits, conductors and insulators and towards the end of the topic we will be creating our own buzzer systems to play in our end of unit quiz. 


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 Monday and 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: 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 an assembly which is followed by Maths and spelling. After break, we will do our literacy lesson which will include writing and SPAG. 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.

The Curriculum

Please take a look at our class newsletter 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 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 greatly encouraged. 


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