Maple Class 2018 - 2019

Miss Booth

Welcome to Maple Class! Our class is made up of 22 very clever year fours and fives. Our teacher is Miss Booth and we are very lucky to also have Mrs Stanaway and Miss Turner  working with us at different times as our Teaching Assistants. We are super busy this year and are excited for the challenges and learning that lies ahead.

This term our topic is 'Anglo-Saxons'. We will be learning all about the origins of the Anglo-Saxons; at what point in history they settled in Britain and the types of life-style they led. Our topic this term will be very research led as we will be learning all about Sutton Hoo; putting our detective hats on to try and discover exactly who might have been buried there.

If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact me: vbooth@woodcockswell.cheshire.sch.uk 

Life in Maple Class

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

Children come straight into class and work on their spelling skills. They also spend this time changing books and enjoying the different reading books that we have in the classroom.

We then have a spelling lesson which is followed by maths, including maths challenge, which changes focus weekly, and English

We also have assembly every day, some are at the start of the day and some are straight after break-

Monday – Rev Atkinson

Tuesday – Mrs Massen

Wednesday – Celebration Assembly

Thursday – Mrs Winterton

Friday – Singing or class assemblies.

PE day is a Thursday. Please ensure that you have your P.E. kit in school every day just in case this changes. This term, we will be enoying PE lessons with Miss Booth and Bee Active. 

Spanish takes place each Friday afternoon with Senorita Clowes, along with Music with Mrs Brown. We have three focused sessions on reading and SPaG throughout the week. We also explore other areas of the curriculum such as art and design technology, science, history, geography and RE each week.

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 is given out on a Friday and is due in the following Wednesday. Whilst homework must be the children's own work, I really enocurage parent support at home too. 

Homework will have different focuses each week; reading, SPaG, maths, writing and will often link with what they have been learning in school. The children will also regularly be set homework online in the form of Mathletics and Spellodrome. They will usually be set specific tasks before they are then able to play lots of fun and exciting games which the online platforms offer. 

Our class blog is updated regularly, please take a look as often as you can as we love to let you all know what we have been doing, with videos and photos too! Our class blog is found below.

Maple Class: Blog items

Crazy coding..., by Miss Booth

Mayhem in Maple , by Miss Booth

Evacuee Day..., by Miss Booth

Whole School Attendance

95.48%

Class of the Term Attendance

Miss Booth

97.15%

Church Total

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Rose Queen Total

£944.10