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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.


Star of the Week

Now You See Me, Now You Don't

This term we will be comparing the environment of the Scottish Highlands with the savannah area of Kenya. We will look at the habitats that these places provide for several endangered animals that live in them, and think about the positive and negative impact that people can have. In science we will study the life cycles of the red squirrel and Golden Eagle and identify whether the animals we study are herbivores, carnivores or omnivores. 

In English our story is called Six Dinner Sid: A Highland Adventure. We will learn to re-tell the story and write some sentences about it. We will look at how to write a setting description and innovate a new story about Sid's adventures in the Kenyan Savannah. In maths we will compare numbers using 'greater than' and 'less than' symbols and continue to practise correct number formation. In order to explore addition and subtraction we will learn about 'fact families' using numbers up to ten and begin to learn important number bonds. 

About fact families

See what we are doing this term


Maple class will start the day at 8:40 and finish the day 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 put reading books in the basket outside class every Monday and Thursday so that they can be changed.  Try to read with your child as often as you can and practise reading and spelling the tricky words on their book mark.


It would be useful for every child to have a pair of wellies in school so that they can use our outdoor learning area. 


Our regular PE lessons are on Tuesday and Friday. 


We will do PE outside whenever it is possible. Please make sure your child has suitable outdoor PE kit, including outdoor shoes, in school at all times. PE kits will go home on Fridays to be washed. Children will not be able to borrow spare PE kit.  

Autumn 1 learning

Here is the Meet the teacher powerpoint