Apple Tree Class

Welcome to Apple Tree class!

Big cats, small rats, tiny fleas and buzzing bees!

This half term, we’re going to discover that animals come in all shapes and sizes!  We’ll study animal artwork, draw detailed animal pictures to capture their special features and make collages and prints. We’ll spot similarities and differences between animals, look at different habitats around the world and investigate camouflage.

Help your child prepare for their project
Animals are amazing! Why not take photos of a favourite pet together and describe their habits, likes and dislikes? You could also put bird food in the garden and visit a local park or nature reserve for a spot of bird watching. Make a note of their markings and features then use a simple spotting book or app to identify different species. Alternatively, visiting the local pet shop or petting zoo would allow you to observe a wide range of different animals.

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 books for all children will be sent home on a Friday 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 Houghton and Mrs Fenner.

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