Welcome to our Maple Class page. We are a hard working and enthusiastic bunch of learners. You can find us across the courtyard area from Reception, next to Birch Class.
Miss Sands is our class teacher, although she is not in class on Wednesday afternoons. Mrs Millard works with us then, when she teaches us Religious Education.
Please be aware that our outdoor PE day is Wednesday. Children need a PE kit, complete with trainers and trousers or a jacket.
Our indoor PE day is Friday.
Maple Class are a keen, friendly and resilient community, who all work together to support one another. We make learning fun by showing what we know in a range of different ways, from making speeches, to playing games, to writing stories and solving calculations. We are working particularly hard at our partner and group talk, too, because we know that we have so much to learn and teach each other!
As the first year of Key Stage Two, Year Three children are expected to work more independently and become a little more responsible for their own learning. They have access to their own library tickets, and visit the library on their own, so can choose books that they are interested in and that will challenge their skills.
We learn in a variety of different ways in Year 3, taking our direction from the National Curriculum.
There are so many ways to support your child's success. Curling up with a book in the evening is always a good way to start, and there are some great inference questions available in the back of your reading record to help start book discussions.
Our weekly spellings need to be learned at home. Mrs Millard goes through the spelling rules with us before she hands them out, so we know what to focus on.
We'll be working on our 2, 3, 4, 5, 8 and 10 times tables this year. In addition, a mental maths mastery sheet for Year 3 has also been given out to all parents - more are available - to let you know the skills children need to have for Maths to help them further up the school.
Cambridge is full of museums, which are loaded with opportunities to practise research skills and develop curiosity. We are always interested in exciting places the children have been and opportunities they have had!
Below is a document full of things to do.
Spellings are given out by Mrs Millard every Wednesday and tested the following week. Children are given two copies of the spelling list: one to keep in their tray, to practise during quiet moments in the school day, and another set to take home.
Homework is given out every Friday and is due in again on Wednesday. They can expect Spellings, Maths work and usually a Literacy or Topic-based activity.
They are also expected to read roughly ten pages a day, five days a week. They should then complete one activity from the back of their Reading Record.
Children should not be working more than an hour and a half a week on their assigned task, although any extra research or practise they fancy is always warmly welcomed.
Thank you, Mr Waller for developing this fantastic maths resource to support the learning of children at Meridian.