Maple Class

Mr Jason Parekh

Class 5 Teacher

Mrs Elaine Eames

Teaching Assistant

Miss Nicolette Claxton

Teaching Assistant (1:1)

Mrs Wendy Lingham

Teaching Assistant (1:1)

WELCOME TO MAPLE CLASS
 
Maple Class is our Year 5 class and is taught by Mr Parekh with Mrs Eames as teaching assistant.  Please click the box below to see what our topic and learning will be this half-term!
 
PE - Our PE day is TUESDAY however, we request that PE kits are in school each day so that we can alter our provision according to the weather.
 
Homework - As with the rest of Key Stage 2, we set our homework on Friday and this is due back in on Tuesday. Our homework club runs every Monday lunchtime. 
 
Spellings - Class spellings will go out on Friday - we will look at them in lessons during the week, culminating in an assessment  the following Friday. 
 
Reading - As always, reading is a high priority. Encourage your child to read everyday - even if it is 1 page!
 
 
Our learning topics throughout the year!
 
Autumn 1 - Peasants, Princes and Pestilence - visit from the NHS, seeing germs!
Autumn 2 - Stargazers - Planetarium!
Spring 1 - Off With Her Head! - Class trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon
Spring 2 - Alchemy Island - Science experiments!
Summer 1 - Beast Creator - Eating bugs and honey!
Summer 2 - Pharaohs - Museum and Art wrokshop!
Summer 2 - Pharaohs!
In maths, we looked at multiplying the Egyptian way - using doubling!
  
24 x 16
 
1      16
2      32
4      64
8     128
16   256
 
8+16=24     8=128   16= 256  =========   128+256 = 374!
Ancient Egyptian Artifacts (on loan from the museum)
Some were over 4000 years old!
WOW! 
Summer 1 - Beast Creator!
Week 1 -  A bug hunt! Drawing insects - LINE - continuous line drawings, using lines to create textures. Creating a clay insect - using wire to give it a structure, using techniques to create textures. 
We looked at ordnance survey maps and discussed contour lines. 
We used this knowledge to create a 3D version of our Alchemy Island!
To complete it, we used tissue paper to create different tones to create biomes.