Maple Class

Maple class pupils are active learners and learn best when they have opportunity to physically practise everything they see and hear within the curriculum. Most lessons will start with the class working together as a whole but the majority of learning happens within small groups and individually as targets, activities and equipment is differentiated for each need. Many of the pupils have high anxieties related to their sensory integration difficulties and social and emotional needs and therefore the class provides a high level nurturing environment and approaches to help them self- regulate their sensory and emotional difficulties.

Maple Class – Curriculum Focus for the Spring Term 1 – 2019 

Dear Maple Class Parents,

We have started our new unit of work titled ‘From A to B’ which focuses on transport and travel. This unit of work is part of the International Primary Curriculum.

During this unit we will be focusing on geography, history, art, science, technology, music, culture and international.

Vocabulary :

During this unit, children should become familiar with the following words:

Journey, travel, route, map, Oyster card, ticket inspector, tram, tube, train, boat, helicopter, aeroplane, emergency vehicle, past, now, future, old, new, flag, country, land, air, water and directional concepts.

We aim to make weekly community visits, such as going on a tram, train, visiting a local emergency station, etc., to reinforce and generalise their skills learnt within the classroom.  In addition to seeing these environments first hand they will have regular opportunities to role play their experiences when back at school.

Your child may be coming home with information about the activities we have done in Maple Class as well sending home their personal photo book weekly that includes a couple photos of what they have been learning this week. We will be encouraging the children to share what they have learned. We will be sending home topic words to reinforce the topic with your child.

Yours sincerely,

Maple Class Team




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