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Term 2, week 4

In design technology this week we will be making choices about our Christmas decoration project. Please support your child by finding recycled materials if necessary. They will potentially need small boxes (cat food box sized, for example), so if you have any, please send them in to school.

In English this week, we will continue our unit based on the Stone Aged Boy by Satoshi Kitamura. Using the text to help us, we will be planning a class debate, with the children taking part in this on Thursday.

In Whole Class reading this week we will continue with The Boy Who Grew Dragons by Andy Shepherd. We will investigate the vocabulary and answer questions about the text, both as a class and individually.

In Maths this week we will build further on the addition and subtraction unit, working on adding and subtracting across ten. Times tables will be an ongoing feature, with the children completing a times table challenge each week.

In science this week, we will continue looking at Animals, including humans – looking at nutrition in more detail. We will be doing some cooking in a couple of weeks’ time!

Mrs Banner will, as usual, be teaching our RE on Friday, and will be continuing the Incarnation unit. Mrs Banner will also do a spelling test, computing and elements of the maths curriculum.

Swimming continues on Tuesday this week, with Maple class having PE on Mondays. They will need full PE kit, swimming costume/trunks, a towel, swimming cap - this is required by the swimming pool, and goggles (although these are optional). There will also be occasions when we do additional PE sessions, so please can the children have their PE kit in school all week. Please remind the children to bring all their kit, including a towel!

Reading Records will generally be changed on a Monday and Thursday. We would still ask, however, that children bring their reading books and Reading Records in to school each day and that they aim to read daily, ideally with an adult – details of this can then be recorded in the Reading Record. Homework will be sent home on Tuesday, and is due back on the following Monday. 

I am always happy to answer any questions you may have, so please do contact me if you have any queries, using the class email address:

Best wishes

Mrs Smallcombe and the Maple Team