Welcome to Maple Class 2019 - 2020
Maple Class this year is a mix of Year 2 and Year 3 children.
Our teacher is Mrs Yockney.
We are an energetic, enthusiastic bunch with a thirst for learning.
Our PE days are Mondays and Wednesdays - please could you ensure that your child brings PE kit in ready to change on Mondays and wears their kit to school on Wednesdays.
On Tuesday mornings the class is taught by Mrs Graham as this is Mrs Yockney's deputy time, on Wednesdays they have Mrs Graham followed by Mason for PE.
We would like to ask if any parent has time to offer support in class with reading, times tables, spellings or anything else please feel free to contact either Mrs Y or the school office. In particular if anyone could spare 10 minutes at drop off to hear one or two readers (we need the practice) we would be very grateful.
Week ending 13th September:
Our first full week in school has been very busy.
We have begun working on a non-chronological report all about ourselves - handwriting practice next week will be copying our draft work into best. Mrs Robertson took photos of us to add to our work. We've also worked hard on MY 5 - this is our individual spellings based on the high frequency words we need to be able to spell and use in our work. We have been divided into 5 groups - one group to be tested on each day of the week. The day is written inside the front cover of our yellow spelling books. We also have weekly spellings - they are given out on a Friday, worked on throughout the week and then tested the following Friday. For this we are in two groups - blue and red.
Blue Group – 13.9.19 Test on 20.9.19
My 5 spellings + homophones:
blue / blew
see / sea
flour / flower
Red Group 13.9.19 Test on 20.9.19
My 5 + adding suffixes
walk – walks, walking, walked, walker
run – runs, running, runner
skip – skips, skipping, skipped, skipper
We are working on basic number skills, counting in 2's, 5's and 10's; the value of the different digits in different places in 2 and 3-digit numbers, odd and even numbers and we are moving on to number patterns and addition and subtraction.
During the week we have been challenged to solve problems using numbers, the < and > signs. On Fridays we are tested on our times tables and number bonds. These like our My 5 spellings are individual.
Our topic this half term is The Romans in Britain (Calleva Atrebatum). We had a super session placing the Roman invasion on our time line and discussing areas we would like to explore. We will be heading to Reading Museum on October 1st to have a hands on experience in a Roman Workshop.
Following a class discussion about the role of the the school council we have nominees for our elections this coming Friday (20th September). The children will be bringing posters to advertise their intent in school this week and will have the opportunity to talk to their Year group to persuade them to vote for them on Friday before the elections.