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Year 1 Maple

Welcome to Maple Class 

Staff

Teacher: Ruth Punter

TA : Tina

On this page you can find out about the curriculum in Year 1 and some useful information to help your child with their learning at home. 

Autumn Term 1

Our topic this term is Around the World. The children will be learning about the world through learning about the continents and oceans, hot and cold places and stories from different countries. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

 

Autumn Term 2

Our topic this term is About Town. The children will be learning about the history of the school, our local area and London Landmarks. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

  

Spring Term 1

Our topic this term is Fossil Hunters. The children will be learning about the life of Mary Anning, her amazing discoveries, the Jurassic Coast and how fossils are formed. Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

Spring Term 2

Our topic this term is Enchanted Woodlands. The children will be learning about woodland habitats and the animals and plants that can be found there. They will also be finding out about the seasons and the weather in the UK.  Information about other subjects can be found in the Long Term Curriculum Map below.

We will be reading the following book:

Curriculum Enrichment in Year 1

Useful Websites

Here are some websites/apps that are useful for learning at home and extra homework.

Reading at home with your child

Sharing a book with a child is fun! It's a time for closeness, laughing and talking together – and it can also give children a flying start in life and help them become lifelong readers.

If you’re not feeling confident about reading aloud or sharing books, don’t worry – there’s no right or wrong way to enjoy a story together. But if you’d like some tips, here are a few pointers to help you out.

Here are some more tips to help you enjoy storytime together:

  • Ask your child to choose what they’d like to read. They’ll feel more interested in the story if they’ve picked it out themselves. (And don’t worry if they keep returning to the same story, either!)
  • If you can, turn off the TV, radio and computer. It’s easier for both of you to enjoy the story without any other distractions.
  • Sit close together. You could encourage your child to hold the book themselves and turn the pages, too.
  • Take a look at the pictures. You don’t just have to read the words on the page. Maybe there’s something funny in the pictures that you can giggle about together, or perhaps your child enjoys guessing what will happen next.
  • Ask questions and talk about the book. Picture books can be a great way to talk through your child’s fears and worries, or to help them deal with their emotions. Give them space to talk, and ask how they feel about the situations in the story.
  • Have fun! There’s no right or wrong way to share a story – as long as you and your child are having fun. Don’t be afraid to act out situations or use funny voices… your little ones will love it!

There is a list of recommended books below and your child will also be able to borrow books to bring home from the class library.