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Maple Class Year 1

Welcome to Maple Class

Teacher: Miss Muller

Teaching Assistant: Mrs Brooks


Spring 2018


English Maths R.E


Topic P.E.

Firstly, this term we shall be looking at instruction writing and using the features within this text type to create our own instructions. We will then be looking to improve and build upon our vocabulary including rhyming couplets during our poetry unit, linking our poems to our topic of weather. Our narrative topic for this term will be stories that reflect children's own experiences. We will look at lots of examples together before children have the opportunity to write their own story using the features we have focused on. 


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

'Families and Celebrations'. In this unit, children have the opportunity to discuss, describe and celebrate being part of a family; whether that be a family at home, school, religious or in the community. The children will learn about Baptism and how this is an important life event for Christians. The main religious story within this topic is; The Presentation in the Temple.  

In the second half of the term, we look at the unit titled; 'Following Jesus' where children will learn how to make good choices to follow in the footsteps of God. The religious stories that support this unit are; The Good Samaritan and The Catching of the Fishes. 
In the run up to Easter we will look at re-telling the religious events and expect children to understand the symbolic meaning of this time. 


In Science this term we are learning about Animals including Humans.

The children will  be able to identify

and name the external parts of the human and animal bodies. They will be able to describe and compare different animals and sort them accordingly.  We will carry out some investigations to see how we can keep our bodies healthy and understand the importance of this. 


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



Our  topic this

term is; 'Weather'. The children will have the opportunity to use atlases to identify and name the oceans and continents to support their geography knowledge. Following this, children will use key terms to describe and discuss different weather as well as more extreme weather learning about the impacts and long lasting effects of such disasters. 







In P.E

the children will develop their

skills for outdoor games and gymnastics. 

In gymnastics, the children will learn some basic balances, rolls, travelling steps and be encouraged to incorporate these into their own small routines to perform.  


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 labelled with your child's name..

- A useful website for maths games is




Homework - 2.2.18

Homework - 26.01.18

Homework - 19.01.18

Homework - 12.01.18

Homework - 5.1.18

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

Making a stumpery @ Forest School - 8.01.18

Making a stumpery continued - 15.01.18

Gymnastics - Balances 23.1.18

Storytelling - 2.2.18

Sally Tonge story teller visit - 5.2.18

Using a compass @ Forest School - 26.2.18

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

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