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)

The Most Amazing Rainforests In Australia - MapQuest Travel

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

Useful links;

The animals of the Rainforest

https://youtu.be/3vijLre760w

Virtual trip to the Amazon rainforest

https://youtu.be/JEsV5rqbVNQ

People of the rainforest

https://youtu.be/3-Wgl9kv0n4

Education city: Science- year 1 and 2 (links to plants, animals and food chains in games)

 

Numeracy

Cleveden Secondary School - Numeracy

Alongside our individual maths targets, we are exploring;

Maths mastery: Arrays and part and part whole models (calculations) 

 

Maths Application: Money

 

Useful links;

Arrays

https://youtu.be/e0tMOj5wGUI

Part part whole models

https://youtu.be/x9-5dxP_204

Money

https://youtu.be/dFzAU3u06Ps

 

Literacy

Creative Literacy Workshops for Primary Schools

Our writing expectations are; 

Writing on the line

Capital letters in the right place

Finger spaces

Adjectives (describing words)

Full stops

Verbs (doing words)

 

Useful Links;

https://youtu.be/0Wrv_ZviMEc

 

Speaking and Listening

Speak And Listen Clipart

This term we are focusing on;

Following instructions- Can you follow 1/2/3/4 stop instructions?

 

Useful Links;

What are information carrying words?

https://youtu.be/71EEwxAGBlc

Communication model

http://scerts.com/

 

Social and Emotional

Zones of Regulation Poster - Autism Awareness

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.

 

Useful Links;

Simple song about what the zones are-

https://youtu.be/pqJVC29LVI8 

Identifying emotions-

https://youtu.be/dOkyKyVFnSs

Some situations linking to the zones-

https://youtu.be/VujyGcyKljg


Other Information: 

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.

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