Welcome to Maple Class
Welcome to Maple class with Miss Allen and Mrs Dovey. We will be doing lots of exciting work in Spring 2. We look forward to sharing it with you. Have a look below to see what we have been doing.
Things to remember...
PE is on Tuesday. Make sure that your child has their full PE kit in school every day.
Spellings will be tested every Friday. Spare copies of the termly spelling overview can be found below. Children will bring home a slip with their spelling scores on.
Forest school will continue to be on a Wednesday. The dates of your child's forest school session(s) can be found in their reading record. If you are unsure when your child's session is this half term please check with Miss Allen or Mrs Dovey.
Please ensure your child has their library book(s) with them every Wednesday in order for them to choose a new book.
Reading books need to be handed in every day (even if your child has not read). Reading books are changed frequently in school if records have been signed at home by an adult. Books will not be changed on a Tuesday. Reading stamps will be updated regularly. Keep up the good reading at home!
Homework will be handed out every Friday and should be handed in the following Wednesday. If you need a spare copy they are listed below.
We are currently learning about the Victorian era. We have stepped back in time to imagine what it was like to go to school during this time.
We all had to write with our right hand like children were forced to in Victorian times.
We chanted our multiplication facts as part of arithmetic!
Our tables were in rows!
We stood up when an adult entered a room and had to pay for school!
Some of us were even made to wear the dunces hat!
Toys were different during the Victorian times. Poor families would make their own toys such as cloth-peg dolls. Rich children had rocking horses with real horse hair manes and dolls houses full of beautifully carved miniature furniture. Year 2 made their own cup and ball toys. They were popular during Victorian times and usually carved from wood. We had great fun making and playing with them!
We have also been looking at the artist William Morris and his use of repeating patterns. We have created our own 3D stamp and printed it using paint. We think they look rather good!
During Creative Arts Week the children explored work by the artist Kandinsky. We tried to recreate some of his work. We used lots of bold bright colours and shapes. Miss Allen was very pleased with the results!
We have designed and created our own puppets. Victorian children used to enjoy watching Punch and Judy puppet shows on holiday. We think our puppets are much better!