Hello and welcome to Maple Class.
We are the Year 2 pupils in Woodborough School and the final year in Key Stage 1. By the time the children reach Maple Class they will be fully settled into school routines and will have developed many of the skills and attitudes essential to learning. As such we aim to accelerate the pace of learning in response to the children’s thirst for knowledge.
In Maple Class we begin to broaden the scope of the children’s education in preparation for Key Stage 2. We help the children make links and spot relationships between different areas of the curriculum and give their learning a context within the world in which they live.
In Mathematics we begin to introduce more formal methods for recording the children’s increasingly complex calculations and we look at fractions of shape and number, halves, quarters, division and then link this with telling the time. Throughout the year we will continuously develop our problem solving skills in all strands of mathematics while constantly building up our use of mathematical vocabulary to help us explain our reasoning.
In English we continue to extend reading and writing in different genres; extending the children’s knowledge of phonics in reading and then introducing more spelling patterns in writing. We will use Talk 4 Writing throughout the year to develop our spoken language and internalise the language patterns for different text genres before applying these to our independent writing activities. We will continuously build on our understanding and use of grammar rules in our writing too.
Our topics this year include subject specific focus on science, geography, DT and history. Our topic titles include: ‘Welcome to SN9 5PL’ – looking at our local area.
‘Fabulous Forests’ where we will study living things and their habitats.
‘The Great Fire of London’ with a historical focus on events beyond our living memory.
‘Man on the Moon’ where we will carry out scientific investigations on the best materials to use for building a rocket.
‘Healthy Living’ with a strong focus on planning and cooking meals for a balanced diet.
‘Animals inc Humans’ with more scientific learning on our basic needs for survival and the importance of exercise and nutrition.
For the latest Maple Class Newsletter please click the link on the right. If you have any questions or concerns not covered by the newsletter please do not hesitate to contact us.
Click below to see an overview of learning for Maple Class this year.