Welcome to Maple Class
Welcome to Maple Class - we're the Year Fives and we are fantastic, friendly, fun and fabulous!
During term two, your child will have received a reading record. Please ensure your child is reading a minimum of five times per week. As a class we have agreed that children will fill in the comment box to tell the adults in class about what they have been reading and an adult at home will sign it. Reading records are checked every Monday and Friday and so far we have been really pleased with the brilliant reading that has been going on - keep it up! :)
We'd also like to say a massive well done to the children who completed their 'Favourite Book' home learning in Term 3. The children gave amazing presentations, handed in creative drawings and wrote wonderful reviews. Each child spoke with a glowing smile on their face and that was so wonderful to see, we are so proud of them. The presentations/posters/drawings etc. are on display in our reading corner and we'd love you to come in and take a look.
How do we learn in Maple class?
By taking risks – we all learn by making mistakes, trying hard and keeping going even when things are challenging. We are reciprocal learners, helping each other and ourselves to move forwards by asking questions and offering clear, thoughtful explanations. Help us foster the “I can’t do it … yet” attitude by celebrating our efforts.
How can I help my child in Maple class?
Read together: listen to your child read or talk to them about what they have read. The children of Maple class are using their Reading Records as a log of all the great books they have enjoyed, encourage them to use the Reading Record or write in it together. Read to your child, read with them, read in front of them, share books or magazines, read recipes or game instructions or directions - anything counts.
Home spellings: your child will have words to learn based on our teaching sessions and focus in class. Write the words out as a pyramid, draw a picture around the word, stick the words on Post-its around the house, try rainbow writing with lots of colours, draw around the word to show the shape – be sure to share any creative ideas.
Develop confidence in learning: ask your child what they are really proud of today, what they have tried really hard at and what they have used to help them learn. There is always wonderful learning happening in Maple and the children really shine when asked about their learning.