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Year 1

Miss Cripps

Welcome to Maple Class webpage. I hope that you will find the information here useful and will check back regularly for updates and news.


Good bye Ellie and good luck in your new school. You have been a star!


School gates open at 8:40 and the day finishes at 3:10. You will come into school and leave school using Maple Class door opening onto the Reception playground. You will need to come into school using Gate A. You will need to exit the school using Gate B. 


Please ensure reading books and reading records are brought into school everyday. This is because we are doing quiet reading each afternoon.  Books will be changed every Monday and Thursday. Try to read with your child as often as you can and practise reading and spelling the tricky words.



Our regular PE lessons are on Monday and Thursday. 


Please send your child to school wearing their PE kit on those days. We will do PE outside whenever it is possible so please make sure your child wears suitable outdoor PE kit.  

Food Glorious Food!

This term we will be learning about where food comes from and we will begin to understand simple food chains. We will be looking at the four countries that make up the UK, as well as doing some simple cooking and planting seeds to explore what plants need to grow.


English:  In English we will be looking at instructions and how to write our very own instructions. Following this we will be learning the story of Supertato.


Maths: This term we will focus on subtraction within 20 by counting back. We will begin to understand related addition and subtraction facts which will support our ability to compare number sentences. We will then be moving on to learn place value to 50.


Geography: The children will be learning more about the four countries of the United Kingdom and the capital cities of each country. We will be using maps and atlases to develop our map-reading skills.


Science: Our focus this term will be discussing sources of food and learning what plants need to grow. We are going to begin looking at simple food chains. We will get the chance to do some food tasting and plant some seeds as well!


DT: We will be learning about where food comes from. We will also be finding out what the 5 main food groups are and how these contribute to having a healthy balanced diet.


Music: We are going to begin using Charanga units to learn how to use our voices to sing songs and speak chants and rhymes.


PSHE: Our PSHE learning will be exploring how we can keep healthy discussing food, exercise and hygiene routines. We will be talking about what makes us unique and special and how we can keep safe online.

Home Learning Project Ideas for Summer 1: DEADLINE 26th MAY

Science week. What is a scientist?

Science week. Investigation:sniffly sneezes. What material makes a good tissue?

Science week: Look at our amazing cars

Red nose day

Our first week back at school. What shall we make Monday