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, Miss Ditch, Mrs Mitsi and Miss Obee.
Main Topics and Trips for 2023/2024
This year, Birch Class will learn about: Romans, Iron Age, Bronze Age, Stone Age, Egyptians, Volcanoes, Antarctica and Settlements. In Science we will be looking into Animals & Movement and Forces.
Our trips and visits for the year will be: Puss in Boots (cinema), Bronze Age (virtual workshop), Science Museum, Cinderella (panto), Freshwater Theatre Company, a local visit for Geography and The Tate Modern. Perform's Drama4All is on offer twice a year, kicking off with Journey Around the World with Phileas Fogg.
Our life skills programme consists of some kind of cooking, an active activity such as yoga and something arty, all part of the ever popular Mash Friday. The children regularly head across the Green to the local corner shop to buy some of the products for this. Sensory circuits, sensory and attention activities, Lego Therapy and social interaction are all a daily part of learning.
Physical Education (PE)
Our PE day for the Provision is Thursday. 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
The First Drawing
Jim A Cautionary Tale
Escape from Pompei
A Tin Forest
The Pied Piper Of Hamelin
The Lost Spells
Cloud Tea Monkeys
Fortunately The Milk
Earth Shattering Events
The Day I swapped My Dad For Two Goldfish
The Tear Thief
The Legend of Sally Jones