Maple Class

Welcome to our Maple Class page! Here we will share the adventures of our Nursery and Reception children.

 Autumn term 1:

Maths

In Maths, we will be learning to spot, create and describe repeating patterns. We will also be learning about numbers to 10, including learning to count using 1:1 correspondence, recognising the numerals and forming the numbers. We will also learn to order objects by size, length, weight and capacity.

Reading

We will be focusing on ‘The Tiger Who Came To Tea’ and learning to retell the story and extend our vocabulary.  Everyday, the children will be voting for the story they want to hear at the end of the day. They will also take part in group guided reading sessions. In phonics, we will be learning to recognise different sounds and blend them together to read CVC words, before moving on to reading captions.

Writing

In phonics, we will be learning to spell different words using the sounds we have learnt. We will learn to write captions to match pictures or objects. We will also focus on forming letters correctly.

Aututmn term 2:

Maths

In Maths, we will be learning to recognise and describe 2D shapes. We will then learn order objects based on length, height, weight and capacity. We will then be learning about numbers to 15, including learning to count using 1:1 correspondence, recognising the numerals and forming the numbers. We will also start use the language of addition and subtraction.

Reading

We will be focusing on ‘The Queen’s Hat’ and learning to retell the story and extend our vocabulary. Everyday, the children will continue voting for the story they want to hear at the end of the day. They will also take part in group guided reading sessions. In phonics, we will be learning to recognise different sounds, and blend them together to read CVC words, captions and sentences.

Writing

In phonics, we will be learning to spell different words using the sounds we have learnt and we will practice writing words, captions or sentences to match a picture. We will also focus on forming letters correctly.

 

 Spring Term 1:

Maths

In Maths, we will be learning about numbers to 20, including counting 1:1, recognising and ordering numerals, recalling 1 more and 1 less facts and writing numbers. We will also practice ordering objects based on size, length, weight and capacity and use everyday language related to these topics We will also learn to name, recognise and describe 2D and 3D shapes.

In Nursery, we will learn about numbers to 10 by counting 1:1. We will also look for shapes in the environment and start to name different shapes. We will start to describe shapes.

Reading

We will be focusing on ‘Harry and his Bucketful of Dinosaurs’. We will learn to retell the story, make predictions and discuss characters’ feelings.  Everyday, we will continue voting for the story we want to hear at the end of the day. We will also take part in group guided reading sessions. In phonics, we will be learning to recognise different sounds including digraphs and trigraphs, and blend them together to read CVC words, captions and sentences.

In Nursery, we will be learning to recognise our name and spot rhythm and rhyme in spoken word.

Writing

In phonics, we will be learning to spell different words using the sounds we have learnt. In phonics and literacy, we will write captions and sentences. We will also focus on forming letters correctly.

In Nursery, we will we practice our fine and gross motor skills. Some of us will start to learn to write our name.

Spring Term 2:

Maths

In Maths, we will be learning to use and understand everyday language related to money. We will then spend a few weeks learning how to add and subtract using a variety of methods including using objects, number lines and counting on and back. We will then learn to double, halve and share objects and numbers.

In Nursery, we will also start to understand everyday language related to money. We will then spend time consolidating our understanding of numbers to 10 including counting 1:1, recognising numerals and starting to match numerals to amounts.

Reading

We will be focusing on ‘The Little Red Hen’. We will learn to retell the story and we will discuss what the characters might say and how they are feeling. We will continue to vote for the story we want to hear at the end of the day and take part in group guided reading. In phonics, we will be consolidating our knowledge of Phase 2 and 3 sounds, focusing on recognising digraphs and trigraphs in words, before moving on to Phase 4. We will continue to practice reading words, captions and sentences.

In Nursery, we will continue to learn to recognise our name. We will be learning about alliteration and some of us will start to recognise and hear sounds in words.

Writing

In phonics, we will be recapping Phase 2 and 3 sounds focusing on digraphs and trigraphs so we can write them correctly in words and form them correctly. We will also be practicing our tricky words. We will then move on to Phase 4. We will continue write words, captions and sentences. Some of us will start writing stories.

In Nursery, we will we practice our fine and gross motor skills. Some of us will start to learn how to hold a pencil to enable us to copy letters and write our name.