Maple Class Staff
|Class Teacher - Miss J. Birchall|
|Teaching Assistant - Mrs A. Kennedy|
|Teaching Assistant - Mrs R. Simmons|
Autumn Term20/21 (Sept- Dec)
This term our topic is: Rainforest (Geography and Science)
Week 1: Where do we live? What is a world map?
Week 2: Where are the Rainforests? What animals live in the Rainforest?
Week 3: What can you find in the Rainforests?/ What do Rainforest animals eat?
Week 4: How is where I live the same/different to the Rainforest? / How can you group the different diets of the animals?
Week 5: Animal food chains/ What rainforest homes look like.
Week 6: Food chains continued/ weather in the rainforest.
Week 7: Layers of the rainforest/ who lives in the rainforest?
Week 8: Comparing habitats to the rainforest/ why do some fruits only grow in the rainforest?
Week 9: Plants of the rainforest/ the journey of chocolate.
Week 10: Day in the life of living in the rainforest/ news reporters in the rainforest (conclude topic and learning)
Week 11: Conclude learning
The animals of the Rainforest
Virtual trip to the Amazon rainforest
People of the rainforest
Education city: Science- year 1 and 2 (links to plants, animals and food chains in games)
Alongside our individual maths targets, we are exploring;
Maths mastery: Arrays and part and part whole models (calculations)
Maths Application: Money
Part part whole models
Our writing expectations are;
Writing on the line
Capital letters in the right place
Adjectives (describing words)
Verbs (doing words)
Speaking and Listening
This term we are focusing on;
Following instructions- Can you follow 1/2/3/4 stop instructions?
What are information carrying words?
Social and Emotional
We are working on the new whole school scheme- Zones of regulation.
We are understanding which emotions link to the 4 zones (red, yellow, blue and green).
We are understanding how to identify our feelings.
We are understanding the feelings of others.
Simple song about what the zones are-
Some situations linking to the zones-
Education city is an educational game based website the children have access to through their individual logins (if you do not have this login please contact the maple team)
Class dojo is a rewards system we use for children to earn points for prizes through hard work, independence, team work and being a good role model. We also use this platform as a communication system for any questions or reminders and for your child to share wow! work with you throughout their day. If you haven't connected to class dojos yet please look on the maple twitter page for the pinned link to join our class.