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Maple Class Year 1

Welcome to Maple Class

Teacher: Mrs. Archer

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Pym


Spring 2017


English Maths R.E


Topic P.E.

This term we shall be looking

at the features of reports

and instructions.

Also we will be studying a

range of contemporary fiction 

and poetry, focussing on

its features and structure.

The children will continue

to learn all sounds

in our phonics lessons 

so that we know them

speedily and can use

them to accurately 

read  real and nonsense


In maths we will

continue to develop

fluency and reasoning

as the children learn to

solve a variety of


They will practise

counting to and

across 100,

forwards and backwards

from any given number;

read and write

these numbers in numerals

and count in multiples of

twos, fives and tens.

Children will solve problems

involving addition,


multiplication and

division and fractions.

Also they will be covering:

  • Measure(capacity, length, mass.)
  • Position and Direction
  • Properties of shapes

In R.E we

will be looking at

'Families and


where we think

about our family

and how we belong

to God's family.

We will discuss

Baptism and about

Jesus's first visit

to the Temple.

After half term

we will study

'Following Jesus'.

We will hear how

Jesus chose his


discuss the parable

of the 'Good Samaritan'

and learn about what

happened on

Good Friday

and Easter Sunday.

In Science this term

we are learning about 


We will learn

the names

and properties of

a variety of materials

and look at their

uses in objects

around us.

We will also look at

how they can be

changed in simple

ways eg bending, twisting.

We will also study the seasons of Winter and




Our Geography topic

this term

is 'Extreme


The children will:-

Learn about some

of the amazing

weather around

the world

• Name the continents

and oceans

• Observe seasonal

changes -

link to Seasons

topic in Science.

In P.E

the children will develop their

skills for games, dance and gymnastics.


Other Notices:

-Please remember to read at home every night and please can the adult sign the reading diary with the date and the page reached.

-Also please practise reading swiftly ALL the sounds in the blue Sound/phonics book every night.

- Spelling tests are completed on a Thursday and new spellings are provided on a Friday. Please practise the set of spellings every night, preferably in a jumbled order and try to think of others with a similar spelling pattern to ensure children are learning the spelling. 

P.E. kits will be needed on a Monday and remain in school for the whole week (this should include both outdoor and indoor clothing)

Please bring water bottles every day..

Love one another as I have loved you (John 13:34)

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