Apple Tree Class

Welcome to Apple Tree Class!

Mrs Fenner, Mrs Hughes, Mrs Winning and Mr Murphy are looking forward to teaching you this half term.

Moon Zoom!

The countdown has begun. Are you ready for blast off?

This half term, we’ll travel through space to learn about the Solar System. Books and photographs will help us to learn about the first lunar landing and the astronauts who venture into space. We’ll also explore satellite images, investigate rockets and use ICT to communicate our ideas and present our work.

Help your child prepare for their project
There’s so much to learn about space! Why not stay up late and look at the stars? A stargazing app could help you identify well-known constellations. You could also visit the local library and find some exciting space stories and information books to share. Alternatively, create extraordinary aliens using modelling clay or a drawing app.

Reading:

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!

Spellings:

Spelling lists will be stapled into your child’s reading record every week and these need to be practised at home ready for a spelling test on a Monday.

PE:

PE will be taught every Wednesday afternoon with Prestige Sport. Children will need to arrive at school wearing their PE kits. Please ensure children have trainers and a full school PE kit. They will need joggers and PE sweatshirts to wear outside as it gets colder. Please ensure long hair is tied back on PE days and that earrings are removed.

Apple Tree class visit the Library on a Thursday. 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.

Any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.

Apple Tree Staff

‘To Be The Best You Can Be’

At St Andrew’s we encourage children to develop determination, resilience and courage to try their best. We celebrate successes across all areas of the curriculum and aspire to find everyone’s strengths.