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Learning in Maple Class

About our class

Welcome to our class page. Maple class is taught by Ms Searle, Monday to Thursday and Mr Lewis on a Friday. 

Mrs Bufton works within the class all week and Mr Browning works in the mornings. 

Untill half term Mrs Alty will be teaching most days each week with Mr Lewis doing slightly different days depending on Mrs Alty's availability. 


PE is on a Thursday 


Forest school will take place weather permitting Tuesday Mornings from 3rd October to 24th October 2023. 


Values Education. (We think about these values alongside our PSHE lessons and our assemblies) 

October - Confidence

November - Peacefulness

December - Joyfulness


See our topic plan to find out what we are studying across the curriculum this year.  


We are following Twinkl Phonics to learn our sounds and develop a range of reading skills and writing. 

On a Monday children do their spelling quiz which reflects the sound they have been learning during the week. 


Children have their home school phonics book (red) in their book bag that should contain their look cover write check sheet to help them practice their sounds. 

Children should also usually get a mini-book on Thursdays that helps them consolidate their sounds and tricky words and develop their understanding. 


Rhino Readers reading books will be changed weekly. These link into the phonics sounds that the children have been taught so that they can practice sounding and blending. 


This term in English the children will be looking at poetry and develop grammar and sentence construction through studying a range of texts. They will also write their news (recounts) regularly. 




In Maths we will be looking at place value to start the year off. This will include

  • Counting (to 20 for Year 1 and numbers up to 100 for Year 2). 
  • Recognising the value of teen numbers and value of digits in 2 digit numbers.
  • Placing numbers onto number lines
  • Counting to 100 and knowing what one more and one less than a number is.


We will also look at addition and subtraction including: 

  • Partitioning numbers to learn number bonds. 
  • Adding by counting in 1s or 10s
  • Developing understanding of + and - through counting on and back. 


We will also be comparing and measuring lengths.