Welcome to our Maple class page! On here you will be able to see photos of your child’s learning, information about their learning and important dates and notices. Please come back to our page regularly to keep updated, we hope you like it!
This year the team in Maples class is Mrs Graham and Miss Burley! We are all very excited to work with you and learn as we grow throughout the year.
If your child is currently off school due to self-isolation, illness or school closure and you would like to continue their learning at home, we would recommend the following resources.
This website is offering parents the use of their resources, free for a month. You can also download and save resources to use at any time.
Follow the steps below to access this offer:
Step one: Go to https://www.twinkl.co.uk/offer
Step two: Enter your details in the 'New to Twinkl' account box using the offer code CVDTWINKLHELPS
You will then be able to access year 1 resources for your child at home. If your child requires a different level of work or you have more than one child at home, you can access all levels of work.
Letters and Sounds
If you would like to keep your child up to date with phonics, this website has games and resources and is free to access. Our school teach phonics using letters and sounds.
Home learning packs available for EYFS, KS1 and KS2
This website is offering free resources to children and parents to help with home learning. See the link below:
A year 1 home learning pack is available to download on this website. See the link below:
A free maths website that includes times table games.
Times Table Rockstars
If children have their times table rockstar log in details at home, they can also access the following website:
It is important for children to develop a love of stories and reading. You can find lots of stories to share with your child on the link below:
This BBC website has resources for a variety of subjects for KS1 children.
A maths website with activites and quizzes
Here are some songs you might wish to sing with your child.
Days of the week
Months of the year
Counting 1 to 20
Keep your child active with Joe Wicks' 30 minute PE home workout. A new video is posted at 9am every day.
National Literacy Trust
Split up by age group, you will find ideas and guidance for simple activities that will engage your children at home, while also benefiting their reading, writing and language development.
Listen to a story by David Walliams
Free audio books. A new story is available everyday at 11am.
The maths factor
A maths website with games, lessons and activities. Free during school closure.
This term we are going to learn all about houses and homes around the world! We will be exploring why houses don't all look the same and why different materials might be used depending on location. There are a whole range of activities over the course of the next fourteen weeks, please look at the links below for a better idea of everything that we will be learning.
Please find homework for each term's topics below.
Remember, children are also expected to be reading and practising their spellings weekly.
Phonics Meeting Resources
These are useful links to offer you some support too;
The children will receive Snape Wood Pride Points now instead of Super Points. Your child will be rewarded Pride Points just like they were with Super Points, and can use their points to buy prizes in the new Pride Points shop!
PRIDE stands for:
Reading is very important for children. We wish for all children to enjoy reading and to become fluent readers. To encourage this, please take time to read with your child for at least five minutes each day and log this in their reading diary.
Maples have PE on Tuesday and Friday. Please ensure your child brings a labelled kit with black plimsolls or trainers on our PE days. Please also remove any earrings on these days for your child’s safety.
In each class, there is a traffic light system for behaviour. Every child begins the day on Green. If a child breaks a school rule, they are asked to think about their behaviour and are given a warning. If the child does not change their behaviour, they are moved down to an orange. If their behaviour is still not improved, they are moved down to a red. The child is given chance to move back up the traffic light system and we support the children in trying to work their way to a green. However, if the child’s behaviour does not change when they are on red, they are sent to another class for the remainder of that lesson.
If a child is on red at the end of the day or they have shown extreme behaviour, a red card will be sent home. Please take the time to speak with your child about this behaviour and sign and bring the card back to school if your child is given one.
Children that have shown good behaviour all week and have not been given a red card will be given a green card on a Friday. This is a chance for both you and school to encourage good behaviour. The children love being given the cards and are excited to take them home. They are entered into a prize draw when they bring in their card signed by you.
To support your child’s classroom learning, you could try and do the following at home:
Ask children what they have done/learnt at school each day
Listen to your child read
Help your child practise their weekly spellings
Encourage your child to write – practising letter formation and joining their letters
Practise writing numbers and ordering them
Test your child on their 2, 5 and 10 times tables using our Times Table Rock Stars scheme!