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Maple Class Year 1

Welcome to Maple Class

Teacher: Miss Muller

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Brooks


Autumn 2017


English Maths R.E


Topic P.E.

Firstly, this term we shall be looking at lists and captions for our non-fiction unit. Children will be recognising these within a variety of texts and writing their own within various contexts. We will then study texts with predictable phrasing including; 'Going on a Bear Hunt', 'Handas Surprise' and 'Peace at Last'. 

Finally, we will be 

looking at the vocabulary and structure of poems. 


The children will continue

to learn, revise and apply sounds

in our daily phonics lessons 

so that we know them

speedily and can use

them to accurately 

read real and nonsense

words in preparation for the Phonics Screening Check in June 2018. 

The topics covered in maths will include;

  • Number and place value
  • Addition and subtraction 
  • Multiplication and division
  • Measure(capacity, length, mass.)
  • Position and Direction
  • Properties of shapes
  • Fractions


The main focus will be to ensure all children are confident counting forwards and backwards with numbers to 100, identifying one more/less than a given number, use number bonds to support addition and subtraction calculations as well as using resources to support their counting in steps of 2,5 and 10. 

In R.E we

will be looking at

'God's Great Plan'. In this unit, children have the opportunity to discuss, describe and celebrate the world we live in and all things in it. 

The main religious stories to support this topic include the creation story and the story of Noah. 

In the second half of the term, we look at the unit titled; 'Mary, Mother of God'. In this topic during the run up to Christmas, the children have chance to discuss the news Mary was given by Angel Gabriel and all the events that follow.  


In Science this term we are learning about materials.

The children will  be able to identify

and name some common materials and be able to discuss their properties by using their senses to describe and compare them. We will carry out some investigations to test materials properties and their uses for a range of purposes. 


We will also be studying the season of Autumn by noticing and describing the world around us. 



Our  topic this

term is; 'Why we Remember.' The focus is on World War one and two. 

We will learn some basic facts about both wars, however the main emphasis will be on comparing the life and times of those moments in history to our own. We will also be thinking about why and how we remember those important historical moments and all those involved. 







In P.E

the children will develop their

skills for outdoor games and dance. The dance unit will link nicely to our topic work as the children will be telling a story of war through dance movement as well as learning some basic Charleston choreography.  


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 phonic sounds 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..

A useful website for maths games is




Homework - 8.12.17

Homework - 1.12.17

Homework - 24.11.17

Welcome to Year 1! 

Just a few general messages; 

  • Reading at home is expected to be done daily, reading diaries will be checked in school by either myself or Mrs Brooks so books can be changed as regularly as possible. 
  • PE kits should be in school everyday including suitable shoes and appropriate clothing for the weather as we will be doing at least one games sessions a week outdoors. 
  • Homework and spellings will be sent home on a Friday and be expected in school and completed the following Wednesday. 
  • Children should come to school with a water bottle, preferably marked with their name to avoid any confusion please! These will come home every night to be washed and filled ready for the following day. 

Forest School - 18/9/17

Material hunt at forest school - 25/9/17

Making bird feeders @ Forest School - 30.10.17

Making a Fire @ Forest School - 6.11.17

Leaf craft @ Forest School - 13.11.17

Christmas Nativity Play

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

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