Welcome to Maple Class
We have 26 happy, eager Year 4 and 5 children who have a love for learning! Our teacher is called Miss Littlefair and she is a caring, enthusiastic, fun teacher who plans lots of fun and exciting lessons and activities.
In Maple Class, we are very lucky to have an amazing teaching assistant called Mrs Smith, who is always there to give a helping hand when you need her!
We love to learn in enjoyable and exciting ways. We are a hardworking, enthusiastic class who take pride in our work. Come and join us to see the wonderful things we do!
Our themes this year are: Food, Anglo Saxons, Earthlings, Hunted, Inventors and Faster, Higher, Stronger.
What have we been up to? Our Autumn 1 topic was ‘Food’ and we have discovered amazing facts about different types of food. We explored a balanced diet and have created our own leaflets about healthy eating. Maple travelled the globe to find out about fantastic flavours around the world. Many of us have tried a schnitzel from Germany and have loved it. We are excited to learn about The Anglo-Saxons in Autumn 2.
In English, we have been working super hard and have written our own diary entries based in the workhouse. We have read ‘Oliver Twist’ retold by Gill Tavner. We discussed the contrasting characters Oliver and the Artful Dodger. Next, we will be reading ‘Beowolf’ by Michael Morpurgo. Maple will create their own exciting legend with new characters and settings.
In Maths, we have been looking at the place value of numbers, partitioning, rounding, and ordering numbers in different ways. We also practiced written and mental methods for addition and subtraction whilst applying them to worded problems. This term, we will work super hard to develop our confidence in learning our times tables! We will also focus on multiplication and division. Every day, we are enjoying taking part in the ‘fast 5’, developing our arithmetic skills which helps us share our calculations and misconceptions with the rest of the class.
In Maple Class, we are following our updated ‘Pick and Mix’ homework scheme, where we are given homework options for the half term and we complete at least two activities. Our homework is due in on the last Wednesday of half term.
We are also asked to complete weekly activities – reading, times tables, and spellings. Reading – at least twice a week for 10 minutes on Bug Club. Times tables – at least 5 minutes on Times Tables Rockstar’s.
We are also given weekly spellings homework on a Friday, which is a combination of spelling investigation followed by spelling words to learn.