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We hope everyone has had a lovely half term break and enjoyed playing in the snow. We have a busy half term leading up to Easter and the big news in Maple class is that Miss Cuncar will be working with us.


Important dates:

Friday 9th March- World Book Day 

Monday 19th March - Parents' Evening 4pm-7pm

Wednesday 21st March- Parents' Evening 4pm-7pm

Thursday 29th- school closes at 3:30 for Easter.


Our curriculum focus this half term will be:



written division, multiplying fractions, place value and subtraction, perimeter, area and volume, written subtraction and mental addition and subtraction.



We will be starting a new approach to literacy this half term called 'power of reading' and the book we will be focusing on is Varmints. 

The aims of this sequence:

  • to explore, interpret and respond to illustrations in the book
  • to emphasis with characters and explore their dillemas
  • to enjoy a story and discuss its meaning
  • to build an imaginary picture of a fantasy world with real life experiences
  • to explore through role play and writing in role
  • to write own stories inspired by the book
  • to be able to write from the perspective of one of the characters in the book.


We will be looking at different spelling rules and patterns every week then will be tested on the rule each week. However children will need to learn the rule as no spellings will be sent out to practise.



Week 2: suffix ably e.g. adorably. arguably

Week 3: suffix ibly e.g. possibly, terribly

Week 4: use of hyphen- e.g. re-enter, re-educate





Science- Types of change

In this unit children will work towards answering the Quest question, ‘How can you make a meal from a mixture?’ Children will design a recipe and identify the types of change used throughout the menu. They will explore dissolving by seeing how many drops of water it takes to dissolve the same amount of different substances and will use the terms solute and solvent. They will use evaporation to recover dissolved solutes and will recognise that these are reversible changes. They will also recognise that mixing and changes of state are reversible changes. Children will be introduced to examples of irreversible changes such as burning candles and other fuels, heating some materials and mixing bicarbonate with acid. They will learn that in these changes new materials are made and that these new materials are often in the form of gases.



Tomb Raiders- Ancient Egypt

When did the Ancient Egyptians live?

Where Egypt and what is it like?

What was it like to live in Ancient Egypt?

How and why were mummies made?

How and why were pyramids built?

Who were the Egyptian gods and how were they worshipped?


Who was Tutankhamun and why was his discovery so important?

Was it right to remove Tutankhamun’s body and belongings from his tomb?

What else would I like to know about Ancient Egypt?




Lessons take place on Monday afternoons and Friday mornings (with Mr. Beck, Miss Cuncar and Mrs Saxon).

Please ensure FULL PE kit including suitable footwear is in school on these days, particularly if it has been home for washing or used in an after-school sports activity.

Long hair should be tied back and earrings either removed or taped over for safety.


Guided Reading

Each group will have three guided reading sessions each week. These books won’t be sent home as they will be needed at school. However the children will have a book from the school library to take home as it is imperative that children are reading for pleasure and continuing to develop their reading and comprehension skills (bring to school on a Tuesday to be changed every two weeks).


Home Learning Challenge

World War 2-Please see HLC book.


Maths homework

Please see the links below for the different online games focusing on multiplication and division. 



Children will be able to choose a book from the school library and will be changed every two weeks, usually on a Tuesday. Please endeavour to complete the schools reading record and leave a comment every time you read your book.


Don't forget to check out the schools twitter page for regular updates and information.



Mr. Beck, Miss Cuncar and Mrs Saxon 

March 2018

Spanish Eyes using percussion

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