Welcome to Maples we are a mix of year 3 and year 4 children. There are two adults in Maples, Ms Whelan the class teacher and Mrs Meaney the teaching assistant.
In Maths we will be following the White Rose scheme of work starting with place value before moving on to addition and subtraction. The children have a weekly session using Mathletics and will be given their details to be able to use their account at home if they wish.
In English we will be concentrating on writing simple sentences before moving on to writing compound sentences. We will start the year reading a book about an alien called ‘Beegu’ by Alexis Deacon before moving on to read ‘Last Stop on Market Street’ by Matt de Pina.
We expect every child to read at home at least 4 times during the week. Children who achieve this will be rewarded with a weekly raffle ticket and will be entered into a prize draw at the end of term where there will be the opportunity to win a variety of prizes.
Our Art work will be looking at artists who collect and explore. We will collect our own natural objects to make some artwork outside before choosing a project to show the skills that we have developed.
We will be learning all about bones, muscles and nutrition during Science lessons. Maples will be learning to name the major bones in the human body, finding out about muscles and also discovering if all animals have the same skeleton.
in PE Maples will be contrentrating on developing our orienteering skills on a Monday. This will involve us developing our listening and co-operation skills. We will also have a ‘Boogie Bounce’ lesson on Tuesday and swimming on a Thursday. Please can you make sure that you send a full PE kit into school with trainers, which will be sent home at the end of every half term,