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Welcome to Maple Class 2021/2022

 

We are a mixed class of Year 2 and Year 3 children. We are sparky, creative and have  thirst for learning; we always work hard being the best version of ourselves that we can be.

Our teachers are Mrs Yockney and Mrs Cole with our super LSA - Mrs PW.

 

Our contact details are:

syockney@ashfordhillprimary.co.uk 

kcole@ashfordhillprimary.co.uk

 

 

Last updated 20th October 2021

 

What a wonderful beginning to the school year. The children have settled into the Maple Class routine really well. They come into class each day to an early morning challenge so settle quickly to their work.

We began the term with a whole school trip to Gow's Farm where the children had the opportunity to hand feed lots of animals, collect eggs from the chickens, go on a farmyard trail and end with free play on the hay bales after a quick treasure hunt. We had a super day out, the first school trip for many of the children, they were very well behaved - a real credit to our school and their families. A big thank you to Nicola Stanley for coming with us.

 

PE: - we will be doing PE twice a week. Once on a Monday - this is a teacher led session focusing on REAL PE, the second session is on a Wednesday when Steve from Gol will be running a football session. After half term we will be moving on to a different sport. PE kits should come into school every Monday and we will send them home on a Friday. Please ensure long hair is tied up and any earrings either removed or tape is provided to cover  them.

 

Spellings - we are trying something new with spellings this term. New spellings will be given on a Friday. Before introducing and teaching these new spellings we will have a pre-test. This will highlight the words the children really need to work on. The following Thursday we will be carrying on the spelling test in readiness for the next new set the following day. 

HALF TERM APPROACHES:

As we come to the end of our first half term we feel that we have come a long way already. The children have settled into Maple Class routines as have the teachers.

 

English:

We have introduced Read, Write, Inc as a new phonics / early reading scheme for some of our children - this is already making a big difference to their knowledge and understanding. For this the children are grouped according to their ability and work with either Mr Walker or Mrs Gundry. Those remaining in Maple Class for English lessons are currently completing their learning journey based around Once Upon a Wild Wood so are writing their own mixed up fairy tale - some of these are looking great. We particularly liked Amber's beginning - 'Once upon a fairy tale...' can't wait to read the rest.

 

Maths:

This half term we have worked hard on place value, measurement, money and are currently working on multiplication and division. Any practice at home using money and measuring would be helpful to all the children.

 

Topic:

We are exploring the affect the Romans have had on Great Britain. We are looking forward to our trip to Reading Museum on Tuesday 8th November.

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