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Maple Class Yr R

Welcome to Maple Class!


Mrs Pettifer Class teacher
Mrs  Lambarth,  teaching assistant
Mr Brown  learning support assistant.



Maple Class Teaching Team

We look forward to welcoming you to Maple Reception class.  During the day we have opportunities to learn inside and outside the classroom. We use our topics and the children's interests to help plan a wide range of exciting and engaging learning opportunities and provision across different areas.

Our topics are 

Autumn 1 - Marvellous me

Autumn 2 - Let's celebrate 

Spring 1  - Once upon a time 

Spring 2 - Things that grow 

Summer 1 - Journeys and Quests

Summer 2 - Oceans and Seas.

The children also have daily phonics, maths and literacy activities. We love learning through stories and enjoy retelling learnt stories, making up our own stories and pretending to be different characters  through role play. This helps us develop new vocabulary, sequence events, work together in small groups, share and many other skills. 

We have Outdoor learning on a Tuesday Morning

Mrs Williams teaches the class on a Tuesday Afternoon.

Wednesday morning is outdoor PE with Danny Williams.

Friday afternoon is indoor PE (Gym, Dance)

Please make sure your child has a water bottle, book bag and PE in school every day. 

Coats, hats and gloves are needed when the weather is wet or cold and hats and sun cream in the Summer. We go outside every day whatever the weather!

Please can we also have a pair of wellies that stay in school, to be used when the area is wet or muddy but  also so they can access our water pump and water tray areas. 


To help you get ready for the first day of school in September we have prepared a short video to show you where you will come into school, the route into your class, where to hang your coat and put your bag etc.  Don't worry we'll be there to help and guide you and make sure you are confident and able to find your way around our area.  We have lots of exciting things planned this term and are really looking forward to seeing everyone again!



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  You'll have a fantastic time exploring our outdoor areas and making up your own adventures with your classmates.  See our video below for a taster, can't wait!



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Here are some example of the work that we did last year.  It was brilliant fun and everyone had such a great time learning about our different topics.

Sprouts can be so much fun!
Sunflower in miniature

For example:  Things That Grow..

We've had a really  busy week keeping up with our topic of things that grow and, according to our teacher, we've had a lot of 'cross curricular' work on the go. 



Carrots and Potato work well
5 a day is easy

We've been.........collecting and collating information,  creating art work of sunflowers using hammer beads, we've also created some really funny creatures using fruit and veg,  draw our very own healthy eating plate, measured our sunflowers and, would you believe it, we actually spent time digging for worms, it was brilliant!




We need a bigger ruler!
This is amazing, it's growing as I watch!
So how, exactly, does it move through the earth?
Look how many I found!








Creative Cooks!
Spellbinding Storytellers!
Forest Explorers!
Gardening Guru's!






We very much welcome parent support whether it is for outdoor learning, to help in class by hearing readers or to play group games. Please do come and speak to us if you would like to come in on a regular basis or as a one-off visit.  You will need to complete a volunteer induction before being able to come into class and this can be booked through the school office.