Welcome to Maple Class

In Maple Class, Year 5, we support each other as we strive to reach our full potential. We will be using this page to celebrate our work, keep you updated with what is happening in the classroom and communicate any information which might support the children’s learning at home.  

This year, the teaching team in Maple Class is Mr Pollock and Mrs Jackson



Our challenging learning journey this year will be full of adventure as we delve into exciting topics that include Rainforests, Forces, Earth and Beyond, The Vikings , Mountains and The Monarchy

Term 1

Our class novel this term will be 'The Explorer' by Katherine Rundell which links to our Geography topic on Rainforests. (See trailer for the book: https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=YI_YJ4yThPE ). 
Our history is also set within the tropics as we explore the exciting ancient Maya civilisation of Central America.
The 'Great Kapok Tree' and 'The Chocolate Tree' are short stories that will inspire the majority of our written work in term one as we focus on narratives and myths.
Place value, statistics and time make up our maths topics this term. 
How do rockets work? How do ships float? Why does a snail produce slime? How can levers and pulleys make my life easier?  Are just a few of the questions we will be able to answer after our work on forces this term in science.

Things to remember...

PE lessons are on a Monday and Wednesday but PE kits should be in all week just in case!
It has been proven that if children read at least 15 minutes everyday, they will have a significantly extended vocabulary to use when they are writing.  Reading should be recorded in their reading records.
Don’t forget to logon and do 10 minutes of 'Times Tables Rockstars' and 'Doodlemaths' three times a week to support their quick recall of times tables and mental maths.  Those children with Nessy accounts also benefit hugely by accessing it for 20 minutes each day. 
Spellings are set and tested weekly.