Apple Tree Class
Welcome to Apple Tree class!
We’re warning you; this is going to get messy!
This half term, we’ll enjoy the story of George’s Marvellous Medicine and write recipes, leaflets, lists and stories of our own. We’ll use our science skills to explore everyday materials, investigate soap products and understand why mixtures freeze and melt. We’ll learn how to measure using scales, measuring jugs and cylinders accurately. We’ll taste a wide variety of foods, learn about healthy eating and follow recipes to make some yummy treats including pizza and ice cream! Our artwork will also rely on our mixing skills. We’ll use marbling inks to make unusual patterns, create food landscapes inspired by Carl Warner, paint with ice cubes, and use a variety of materials to make mixed media collages.
Help your child prepare for their project
Muck and mixtures can be messy and magical! Why not make a variety of fun recipes to reveal how mixtures can come together and change? Trifle, gooey cookies and bread would all be good to try. You could also invent a new soft drink. Mix, shake and stir a range of fruit juices, cordials and sparkling water together and taste each one. Pick the best and give it a groovy name. Alternatively, try making different bubble mixtures to see which make the biggest bubbles!
In Apple Tree class we have high expectations for reading at home and school. Reading is extremely important for pupils, it helps them improve academically in all aspects of the curriculum. Please ensure that your child has an adult signature to show when they have read at home. The whole school challenge is to read three times a week – but I know we can do more than that!
Spelling workbooks for all children will be sent home on a Thursday to be practised ready for a spelling test on Monday. If you wish to practise spellings during the week, your child’s spelling list for the week will be stuck into their reading records.
PE will be every Friday with Prestige Sport. Please ensure that your child comes to school in full kit; long hair tied back and earring removed.
Apple Tree class visit the Library on a Tuesday. The children will choose a book to take home for the week. Please ensure these are returned to school each Tuesday so they can be changed.
A curriculum map and the Topic homework grid for this half term has been uploaded below.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to come and talk to us.
Miss Lee and Mrs Fenner.