Welcome to Maples we are a mix of year 3, year 4 and year 5 children. There are three adults in Maples, Ms Whelan the class teacher and Miss Darlington the teaching assistant.
Our topic this term will be ‘Invasion’. We will be starting the topic with a trip to the Grosvenor museum in Chester where we will find out about what life was like for a Roman soldier as well as the changes that the Romans brought to the area. We will then be finding out about where the Romans came from, who was in charge and what life was like for a Roman soldier.
We follow the White Rose maths scheme and we will start the year focusing on money before moving on to multiplication and division and then fractions. We have a weekly Mathletics session and this can also be accessed at home.
In English we will be having regular Letters and Sounds sessions to improve our phonic knowledge and help us with our reading, spelling and writing. We will be working on ‘Diamante’ poems and then letters and diaries.
All children are expected to read at least 4 times a week at home as well as reading daily to an adult in school. We will also have a class story book to listen to regularly throughout the week.
In computing we will be learning to create digital content using software to enhance it as well as learning how to save and share our work.
In PE we will start the term improving our gymnastic skills. We will be focusing on improving our balance skills and putting together a short routine with a partner. On Tuesdays we will have a ‘Boogie Bounce’ session and we will continue with our daily mile sessions.