Rucstall Primary School

A caring, fun loving, learning community


Maple Class 20-21


Summer 1

Hello Maple Class! I hope you all had a lovely Easter break with your families. 


This half term our topic is going to be Rivers. We are going to be learning about the different features of rivers and develop our understanding of the water cycle. We will be applying our learning in English to write our own reports.


In English, we will be using 'The Polar Bear Explorers' Club' by Alex Bell across lessons. We will be developing our reading skills of retrieval, inference and vocabulary, and will also use the novel to inspire us when creating our own explorers' club. 


In maths we are looking at reading Roman numerals up to 100 and show our understanding of how the number system has evolved to include zero and place value. We will also be working on addition and subtraction of 4 digits using the formal written method. In Maple Class we spend lots of time practising our times tables to improve our speed and accuracy. This will help us lots when it comes to multiplication and division later this half term. 


Our PE days will remain Monday and Wednesday, so please make sure full kit is worn to school instead of school uniform. As our lessons will continue to be held outside in all types of weather, please consider warm clothing such as a tracksuit.


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. 


Miss Scott