Welcome to Maple Class.
Our class teacher is Ms Richards, supported Mrs Georgeson as our lead HLTA in Maple, by Mr Senft as our lead HLTA in Ash and further supported by Mrs Senft, Miss Bashford, Miss Williams, Miss Jefrato, Mrs Barwell, Miss Ditch, Mrs Mitsi and Miss Obee.
Main Topics and Trips for 2022/2023
This year, Maple Class will learn about Ancient Rome as a civilisation, their growth and expansion into Britain as well as some of the amazing inventions still used today, the geography of Europe - key mountains, rivers and landmarks and then looking at Romania and Italy in greater depth and then will transport themselves back in time to the Ancient Mayans. You will find more information about how each topic is covered in our curriculum maps, which are at the bottom of this page. In Science, the children will be donning their lab coats and exploring the changes in materials and why certain materials are chosen for their properties whizzing into space to discover more about our solar system. They also have a weekly life skills programme on a Friday consisting of some kind of cooking, an active activity such as yoga and sometimes something arty all based on a weekly theme.
Our main trip for the year is the Christmas Panto and regular local trips to the shop across the road for their life skills programme, where they buy some of the products for their weekly Mash Friday. Some of the children will also be joining their mainstream inclusion classes for some of their trips, but this is on an individualised basis. We will also have some drama workshops in the school, which all the children will be joining.
Physical Education (PE)
Our PE day for the Provision is Tuesday. Some children will also be joining their mainstream classes for PE, again this is on an individualised basis.
Your child needs to come into school wearing their PE kit, which consists of a plain t-shirt, plain joggers/shorts and a plain jumper. Trainers are also allowed. Your child will stay in their PE kit for the whole day.
Homework will be set every Monday, and will consist of a My Mathletics task and phonics on Phonics Play or a, set of spelling words (written and completed on Spelling Shed). There is no pressure to complete this homework at home though.
Reading and Reading Records
We expect your child to read every day. Your child's reading record must be brought in every day to be signed. Reading is such an important part of your child's development so please prioritise this task.
Our Class Rewards
We have many rewards in Ash Class, which consist of:
Class dojo points, raffle tickets every Friday, certificates every Friday and stickers.
To earn a raffle ticket, your child will move their name onto the reward image for showing us a behaviour or knowledge which is above our usual expectations.
Texts/Books for the Year
Call of the Motherland
The Lone Soldier
The Selfish Giant
'Twas the Night Before Christmas
Vlad & The Great Fire of London
The Jolly Postman
Until I Met Dudley
Odd and the Frost Giants
The Iron Man
The Journey Home
The Kapok Tree
Jim & the Beanstalk
The Owl & The Pussy Cat
The Lion and the Unicorn
Propanganda Posters and Blitz Poetry
Leon and the In Between
Peter Spier's Circus
The Dragon Machine
Rosie Revere, Engineer