Class Maple 2022-2023

Welcome to Maple Class
We are very excited to welcome Maple Class back to school after what has been a very hot and sunny six weeks! We hope that you have all had lots of fun in the sunshine and that you are now ready to get stuck into your learning and have lots of fun in Year 2!
 
Maple Staff
 
Class Teacher: Mrs Hodgson
Monday, Tuesday and alternate Wednesdays 
ghodgson@berryhill.gloucs.sch.uk
 
Class Teacher: Mrs Calcutt
Alternate Wednesdays, Thursday and Friday
lcalcutt@berryhill.gloucs.sch.uk
 
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Griffiths 
Autumn Term 1
 
We are Investigators
GET SET GO!
During term 1 we will be really focusing on getting to know the children and helping them settle into their new classroom. Our topic focus is science and we will be exploring and learning about different animals and their habitats. You will find more detailed information about this terms areas of learning in our class topic web which can be found below in the 'useful documents' section of our class page.
 
PE
Please make sure that your child's full PE kit is in school every day of the week. All clothing must be named and it is recommended that your child's PE bag has clothing suitable for sessions both inside and outside. PE this term will be on a Monday morning and a Friday afternoon. 
 
LIBRARY
We will be visiting the library on the following dates. Please ensure you return all library books that you have borrowed. 
Friday 9th September / Friday 23rd September / Friday 7th October
 
READING
Reading is one of the most important skills your child will develop and it is at the heart of ALL areas of learning.  In the classroom we incorporate reading throughout all areas of learning and make it our priority to ensure that we promote a love of reading in the classroom. We are particularly looking forward to celebrating Roald Dahl day this term!
At home, it is so important that your child  gets chance to read and also be read to as much as possible each week.  As well as helping your child to develop confidence and fluency when reading it is also vital that you talk about the texts  and stories that you engage with to help strengthen their comprehension and understanding of the texts that you share.  We would really appreciate your support in helping to promote a love of reading in Maple Class this year!
Useful Links
Below are some useful websites that will support your child's learning at home. We will add to this throughout the year. 
 
All links have been checked, but please let us know if you have a problem accessing them. 
Learning in Maple Class
Take a look at a 'snapshot' of our learning in Maple Class
Meet the teacher
Thank you to everyone who came to our 'meet the teacher' meeting at the beginning of term. We understand that not everyone was able to attend, so we have uploaded the powerpoint for you to view. If you have any questions then please ask!