Apple Tree Class

Welcome to Apple Tree Class!

Grab a magnifying glass, put on your deerstalker and change your name to Sherlock because we’re going to become street detectives!

This half term, we’ll follow a route around our local streets and take pictures of the buildings, businesses and plants we can see. Talking to residents about the area will help us understand how the local community could be improved. We’ll learn nursery rhymes, write newspaper reports and create persuasive adverts. Looking at photographs will help us to spot any similarities and differences between the houses and shops of today and the past. We’ll find out about the history of our school and talk to former pupils about their experiences. We’ll also study and draw maps, create a model of a local building, draw portraits and look at the work of urban artists.

At the end of our project, we’ll design posters to advertise a ‘Big spring clean’ around school before cleaning and tidying the school grounds.

Help your child prepare for their project
Become street detectives and explore your local community. Why not visit a local museum to see what the local area was like in days gone by? You could also look up at the roofs of local buildings to spot interesting carvings and chimney shapes. Alternatively, read the book A Street Through Time by Steve Noon together to see how one street has changed over thousands of years.

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.

The Big Little Nativity