Welcome to Maple Class - Autumn term 2021
Welcome back to school.
We hope you’ve had a restful and enjoyable holiday.
We are delighted to be teaching Maple class this year and look forward to meeting you over the coming weeks.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do come and speak to either of us or you may contact us through our class email address - firstname.lastname@example.org
Mrs Cooper & Mrs Brazier
Our P.E. day is Wednesday - Children should come to school wearing their P.E. kit.
The children will be given a reading book and reading record which they will bring to school and take home each day. Please aim to listen to your child read at least 3 times each week, and date and sign the reading record book each time. For every 5 days of reading, including the weekend, the children will be given a reward sticker.
In school, the children will be learning a new spelling pattern each week through a variety of activities and games. The spelling pattern and words will be available on this class page. Please support your children to practise these words at home ready for an informal test the following week.
In addition to the spelling patterns there is also a statutory word list for years 3 and 4, which the children are expected to know by the end of year 4.
Multiplication facts are taught and practised in school each week. To support their learning, the children are given a TTRockstars login to practise in school and at home.
By the end of Year 3, the children are expected to be able to recall the multiplication facts for 2x, 5x, 10x, 4x and 8x tables.
By the end of Year 4, the children are expected to be able to recall the multiplication facts up to and including 12x table.
At the end of Year 4, the children are required to complete the Multiplication Tables Check (MTC).
'The purpose of the MTC is to determine whether pupils can recall their times tables fluently, which is essential for future success in mathematics.' This is statutory for primary schools in the Academic year 2021/2022. Standards and testing Agency
Please see the current Guide for parents. We will inform you of any changes when the Government update their guidance in March 2022.
To enable the children to secure their learning of reading, spelling and multiplication tables, we would like them to regularly practise these skills. Please support your child through;
This term the children will also be set an ongoing homework project to complete over the course of each half term. They will be given a variety of different options to work on and can use a range of different media, of their choice, to present their work. Please click on the Homework Projects icon below to see the activities for this Half term.
Please ensure your child has a fresh, refillable bottle of water each day. This needs to be taken home each day to be washed.
Here are some websites that recommend reading books for children according to their year groups.
Feel free to browse!