Welcome to Maple Class

We have 24 happy, eager Year 4 and 5 children who have a love for learning! Our teacher is called Miss McConkey 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 with a smile and 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!

What have we been up to? Our current topic is ‘Tour de la Tastebuds’.  Maple class are discovering all the amazing facts about food and where it is sourced. We are locating the different countries that our food comes from and investigating how it is transported to our local supermarkets. We are very excited to taste the different foods from various cultures to experience the unique flavours food and discover the purpose behind that taste.

English

In English, we have been learning how to apply expanded noun phrases to sentences to add detail to our description. We have been looking at how to use adjective, verbs and adverbs in our descriptive writing to make it more exciting for the reader. Maple Class are trying really hard to discover new synonyms for simple vocabulary by using thesauruses’ – we have even built a synonym wall!

Maths

In Maths, we have been looking at place value of numbers to at least 4 digits and decimal numbers, partitioning and ordering numbers in different ways. We will also be learning about written and mental methods for addition and subtraction, and applying them to worded problems.

Homework

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 Rockstars.

We are also given weekly spellings homework on a Friday, which is a combination of spelling investigation followed by spelling words to learn. We are then tested on our spellings on a Friday morning.

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