Welcome to Maple Class. We are a Year 3 and 4 class. Mrs Baines is the class teacher, Mrs Hicks and Mrs Waring are the teaching assistants who support learning.
This half term our topic is called Angry Earth and this involves looking at places in the world that experience natural disasters. We will be looking at how mountains are formed and where these are located in the world. We will be locating the tectonic plates and labelling these on a map. We will be identifying how a volcano is formed, labelling the different parts that make up a volcano.
In Music, we are looking at Samba and Carnival Sounds. This will involve getting a feel for the music and culture of South America. We will be introduced to samba and the sights and sounds of the carnival.
In Science, we are learning about states of matter. We will be learning about solids, liquids and gases and how particles are connected in each one.
In PE, we are working with Jordan on Dodgeball looking at key skills of throwing, defence, attacking and finding space etc. We are also doing Dance involving carnival experiences and movements.
In PSHE, we are discussing how to be safe, looking at staying stay online and the risks online contact can pose, what to do in an emergency and and how the meaning of consent.
Forest Schools will be for Year 3 this half term every Thursday afternoon so children will need to be in their outdoor clothes on the day with wellington boots in a bag.
PE will be on a Wednesday afternoon (Year 3 and 4) and Thursday morning (for Year 4) this term so please send your child in their PE kit on these days. Please ensure that PE kits meet the criteria of plain t-shirt/their team colour and black/navy/grey bottoms (shorts, leggings or joggers). Please make sure your child has a named water bottle that they bring to school with them every day.
How you can help
Please ensure that your child reads four times a week. On a Friday, reading records will be collected in to check this has been done since the previous week.
Also, please ensure that your child accesses TTRS (Times Tables Rock Stars) and Spelling Shed throughout the week. This is especially important for Year 4 children as they have their multiplication check in June.
A topic menu (creative homework) involving six challenges will be issued once every half term, where children can choose their own activities. Certificates will be given out depending on the number of challenges completed.