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Welcome to Maple Class

All about your class teacher: 

My name is Miss Staggs and I am really enjoying teaching LKS2, this year. When I'm not doing teacher things, I really love to read. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Harry Potter series and I am currently reading the crime novels written for adults by the same author, JK Rowling. 

We have a rescue dog called Bella. She's 8 years old and she is scared of everything. She won't settle to sleep unless I put the cool air fan on, and recently, she's started sitting in the shower if it's windy outside. 

 

Out for a walk with Bella.

 

Our Class: 

This half term we are learning about:

 

This half term, our project is called 'Ancient Egyptians'. We will be finding out what life was like for people living in ancient Egyptian times. 

 

In English, we are learning the key features of a Rags to Riches Tale. Our model text is called 'The Egyptian Cinderella'. You can read the story using the PowerPoint below. 

 

In maths, we are learning about place value. We will be comparing and ordering numbers to 1000. We will be identifying the value of each digit in a 2-digit and 3-digit number and we will be partitioning numbers in different ways. We will be finding 1, 10 or 100 more and less than a given number. 

 

In science, we are studying rocks and soils. We will be learning about the different types of rock and how they are formed. We will be finding out what soil is and comparing different types of soil. We will examine different fossils and describe how they were formed. 

 

The Egyptian Cinderella story

Our Key Vocabulary:

Ancient Egyptians – Glossary

 

Civilisation: a civilization is a large group of people who share certain advanced ways of living and working.

Evidence: something that gives proof or a reason to believe.

Ancient: belonging to the distant past, especially to the period in history before the end of the Roman Empire.

BCE (before common era) a year before the birth of Jesus Christ.

CE (common era) any year after Year 1.

AD: refers to a year that comes after the death of Jesus Christ.

Represent: to present a picture, image, or likeness of something.

Hieroglyphics: a writing system that uses pictures and symbols instead of letters and words.

Trade: the buying and selling of goods and services.

Distribution: the act of giving out or delivering to someone.

Appearance: the way something looks.

Texture: how something feels when it is touched.

Sensory evaluation: describing the quality of something when using your senses.

Upcoming trips, experiences and events:

 

To be confirmed. 

Important things to remember:

 

Homework

Homework will always be given to children on a Friday and will need to be returned by the following Wednesday.

Maths Homework

Maths homework will be set as a ‘learn it.’ Your child will have brought home with them a learn it which will include a key skill that they must learn by heart. Please support your child to practise this skill. An adult in school will check how your child is getting on with their learn it and will move them on to the next learn it when they are confident.

English Homework

Your child will receive their homework via Purple Mash. Each Friday, your child’s class teacher will set a ‘2do’ which your child will need to complete by the following Wednesday.

Spellings

Your child will also receive spellings on a Friday. They must complete these spellings within their spelling books and return these to school, ready to be tested on the following Friday.

Reading

It is very important for your child to build up confidence and fluency in reading. Your child will bring home their reading book each night. Please sign the reading record every time your child has read with an adult. We will check each week and add a sticker to their book mark for each day they read at home. When the book mark is full, they will receive a prize and a certificate.

PE kit

PE is on a Thursday afternoon.  We try to do PE outside, so please send appropriate outdoor PE kit.

Useful links:

 

Oxford Owl for School and Home

This link has access to our Floppy's Phonics programme.

 

Purple Mash by 2Simple

This link takes you to Purple Mash which is our computing programme. We use this programme for our homework but there are lots of activities to support your child.

 

Primary games - BBC Bitesize

The above link has access to games to support learning across the curriculum.

 

Hit the button 

The above link has access to maths games to support times tables in maths.

 

White Rose Maths Resources

This website provides information for parents and carers on how to support your child's learning in maths

Our Learning:

 

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