Welcome to Marvellous Maples class page!
Welcome to the Marvellous Maples' class page. We are so excited to continue our learning journey and look forward to sharing all of our wondering learning experiences with you. On this page, you will find information about the learning that is taking place each term, information about homework, letters and other exciting updates.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on the class email which you can find below, and I will aim to respond within the working week.
Mr Winter & Mrs Aikman
Our class novel is 'The Land of Roar' by Jenny Mclachlan.
In maths, we will be focusing on decimal fractions. We will be looking at adding, comparing and ordering and rounding numbers with tenths and hundredths. We will also be thinking about representations of money and considering the most efficient strategies when adding and subtracting money.
In English this half term, we will be studying the book ‘The Land of Roar’. We will use this to help us writing our own version of an adventure story. We will be practicing our use of expanded noun phrases, five sense and different exciting sentences to make our writing more enjoyable for the reader. As our class novel has links to Mauritius, we will also be writing a non-chronological report based on this beautiful island!
In science, we will be looking at the life cycle of living things. Throughout the half term, we will explore the life cycle of birds, mammals, plants and amphibians. We will be working scientifically by using secondary resources, interpreting and recording data, asking questions and drawing conclusions.
In geography, we will be using atlases to locate the countries of Europe. We will develop our knowledge of the position and significance of latitude and longitude, the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn as well as the Arctic and Antarctic Circle. We will also be delving into the United Kingdom to develop our understanding of the aspects that have changed overtime.
In art, we will be replicating the work of…, as we develop our mastery and skill in hatching and shading. We will also develop an understanding of dimension and perspective through drawing for a purpose.
In PSHE, we will be learning our families and friendships and how to respect ourselves and others.