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Welcome to Maple Class!


Welcome to Maple Class,

On this page I aim to keep children and families up to date with what we have been and will be learning about. Please do let me know if there is anything else that you would like to see here! Here are some dates and reminders:


  • 4th October - Maidenhead Advertiser photo's
  • PE days - Tuesday’s and Friday’s
  • Children need a named water bottle and Riverside bookbag in school every day
  • Please find below a link which will take you to the Listening to your child read presentation from 30/9/21



Listening to your child read - 30/9/21

Weekly update!


This week we have enjoyed all sorts of witchy fun! We have been making potions and writing about the ingredients. We went for an autumn walk to collect leaves and have used them for decoration. For science we have carried out an experiment to find out which liquids will stop apples from turning brown. We have been making predictions and each child has used a pipette to apply the liquids to different pieces of apples.


We have been reading Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson. Here is the vocabulary we have been learning; searched, grin, shriek, magnificent, polite, clutched, keen and grateful. Please talk through these words at home, talk about what they mean in the context of the story. See if your child can use these words in different contexts at home for example ‘I am grateful that you made me my favourite dinner.’ Next week we will be teaching vocabulary lessons for each of these words to delve deeper into their meaning and their context in the story. Below is a 25 minute animation of:


Room on the Broom - Iplayer


This week we have been recapping the vocabulary from Hugless Douglass, so please continue to use the vocabulary we sent out last week at home with your child.


Please check your emails for your weekly RWI clips!


We have been subitising this week in our maths lessons. Please see if your child can recognise the dots on a dice without counting them (you can use a real dice or just draw the dots in the same positioning). We made fruit skewers this week, creating repeating patterns and subitising how many pieces of banana/strawberry were on the skewer. You could elaborate this at home to make more complex patterns and subitise your fruit!


Have a lovely weekend :)


Miss Evmorfopoulos & Miss Giret smiley