Rucstall Primary School

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Maple Class 20-21


Autumn 2

Viva La France!


Hello Maple Class! Sorry for the delay in your class page being updated.  This half term we are learning all about France!  We have already found out lots of interesting information about France from our class research and have been very impressed by the extra research some of you have done at home! 


In English, we have been reading and discussing the heartwarming story 'The Tin Forest'.  We are building up to creating our own class book!  Later this term our English work will focus on 'The Firework Maker's Daughter'.

In Maths, we have been learning about fractions and are now finding out about the properties of 2D shapes.  Every Friday, we have a times tables test where everyone has 10 minutes to answer 40 multiplication and division questions.  We have been extremely impressed with how many of you have passed your tests and moved onto the next one!  You are obviously working hard on these at home and school - keep up the great work! 


In Art we are learning about the French artist Matisse.  We will be designing and creating our own artwork inspired by him!


Our P.E. days are still Tuesdays and Thursdays.  Thank you for remembering to come to school wearing your P.E kit on those days.  Please make sure your kit is warm enough for the change in weather - we do both P.E sessions outside.


For homework, please remember to complete a page of your times tables book each week, including the division questions!  You also need to read at home at least 4 times please.  This includes reading independently at home, so you are allowed to fill in the reading record yourself.  We check all reading records and times tables books every Friday so please remember to bring them into school to prove your hard work!  If you have time, please also try to spend some time on TTRockstars and Spelling Shed throughout the term - the login details are in your homework folders.


Thank you Maple class for your hard work so far this half term.  We have many things to look forward to together before the Christmas holidays! 



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