Marvellous Maples and Jolly Junipers 2020

Staff

Marvellous Maples Teacher: Miss G Steven

Marvellous Maples TA: Mr B Barrass

Jolly Junipers Teacher: Miss C Hodges

Jolly Junipers TA: Mrs K Allison

Classrooms

Our classrooms are well organised to promote the children’s independence and to ensure the best from all of our children. Both classrooms have working walls for English and Maths to aid the children with their work. We also have Topic boards where we proudly display the children’s work and photographs of their learning.

School Council

Every class has at least one school councillor to help share their classes’ views and make changes across the school.

 

School Councillor for Marvellous Maples 

Gabriel 

 School Councillor for Jolly Junipers

Davids

Class Dojo Masters

Every class has at least 1 dojo master. The dojo masters help show visitors around school and explain what they are/have been doing in class.

Dojo Masters – Marvellous Maples

Dojo Masters – Jolly Junipers

Angelika

Nikolas

Dominika

Nazareth

Our Curriculum

Click on the tabs below to find out more information about each topic. Throughout the year we will also add pictures of memorable experiences and hooks!

During this topic, the children will learn about the local history of Derby, focussing on the Silk Mill and the Cathedral. We will also be looking at the history of Graffiti produced by Banksy and Jean-Michael Basquiat.

Quality Text

The key text for this term is ‘The Lost Thing’.

 

It is a humorous story about a boy who discovers a bizarre-looking creature whilst out collecting bottle-tops at the beach. Having guessed that it is lost, he tries to find out who owns it or where it belongs, but the problem is met with indifference by everyone else, who barely notice it’s presence.

 

Throughout English, we will be focussing on character descriptions of the Lost Thing.

Experiences

We found a tiger!

 

We were out on the playground when we found something! We found a tiger with a sign around it’s neck saying ‘I am lost, please help me’ we immediately started looking around the playground for more clues and started asking questions…

”Where did it come from?” ”Where are it’s parents?” ”Is it hungry?” 

Our topic this term focuses on the changes that happened in Britain from the Stone Age to the Iron Age. We will also be looking at Aboriginal art, how light behaves and  handling data throughout the term.

Quality Text

The key text for this term is ‘The Caravan’ by Pie Corbett.

 

Pie Corbett’s atmospheric warning story is about a boy called Mitch who is warned not to play by the pylon. To his mum’s dismay Mitch and his friend goes to the pylon and finds a caravan. One afternoon a storm raged and they all jumped into the caravan. But then disaster struck as there was an enormous crash and the caravan roof  crumpled in.

Hook

Coming Soon!

Experiences

Coming Soon!

Description of the topic and where it links to different subjects.

Quality Text

Information on the key text to go here, along with what genre of writing you will be doing. Upload an image to image gallery below.

Hook

Information on your hooks here. Upload images to the image gallery below.

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Experiences

Information on any memorable experiences here. Upload images to the image gallery below.

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Description of the topic and where it links to different subjects.

Quality Text

Information on the key text to go here, along with what genre of writing you will be doing. Upload an image to image gallery below.

Hook

Information on your hooks here. Upload images to the image gallery below.

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Experiences

Information on any memorable experiences here. Upload images to the image gallery below.

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Description of the topic and where it links to different subjects.

Quality Text

Information on the key text to go here, along with what genre of writing you will be doing. Upload an image to image gallery below.

Hook

Information on your hooks here. Upload images to the image gallery below.

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Experiences

Information on any memorable experiences here. Upload images to the image gallery below.

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Description of the topic and where it links to different subjects.

Quality Text

Information on the key text to go here, along with what genre of writing you will be doing. Upload an image to image gallery below.

Hook

Information on your hooks here. Upload images to the image gallery below.

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Experiences

Information on any memorable experiences here. Upload images to the image gallery below.

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Our Experiences and Opportunities

We do lots of exciting things throughout the year, this may be part of our topic or additional experiences, click on the tabs below to have a look.

We were out on the playground when we found something! We found a tiger with a sign around it’s neck saying ‘I am lost, please help me’ we immediately started looking around the playground for more clues and started asking questions…

”Where did it come from?” ”Where are it’s parents?” ”Is it hungry?” 

Thing You Need To Know

Home learning will help children to practice skills and consolidate knowledge learnt at school. For Marvellous Maples and Jolly Junipers, home learning will be given to the children on Friday and must be returned to school by the following Thursday.

Home learning club is available at lunch time if your child wishes to attend or requires extra support.

If children are struggling or you are unsure how to support your child, please message Miss Steven or Miss Hodges on Class Dojo.

Children will also have the option of completing topic related challenges which can be chosen from the grid on the topic page.

Due to the current circumstances, children are expected to come to school in their P.E kit on P.E days. Please make sure this is appropriate for school and the weather.

PE day for both Maples and Junipers is on Fridays.

Autumn 1

Wednesday 2 September to Friday 23 October

Urban Pioneers

Walk to the Silk Mill/Cathedral

Parent afternoon – Maths problem solving/games 

 

Autumn 2 

Monday 2 November to Friday 18 December 

Tribal Tales 

The children will be doing a Stone Age workshop in school.

Thursday 26th November – The children will be doing an archaeology workshop

Parent afternoon – Make a 3-D model of a Bronze Age settlement, making sure it is historically accurate. 

 

Spring 1 

Monday 4 January to Friday 12 February

Gods and Mortals 

Wednesday 27th January – The children will be involved in a workshop about The Past Presents in school

Parent afternoon – Greek Pottery

 

Spring 2 

Monday 22 February to Thursday 1 April 

Playlist 

Thursday 11th March – Workshop in school with the baby people https://www.babypeople.co.uk/  

Parent afternoon – Story telling/Reading afternoon 

 

Summer 1 

Monday 19 April to Friday 28 May 

I am warrior 

Workshop – Coming soon!

Parent afternoon – Roman craft afternoon 

 

Summer 2 

Monday 7 June to Thursday 22 July 

Predator

Friday 18th June- A workshop in school with Meetacreature

Parent afternoon – Children will get an afternoon to share their work throughout the year with their parents and everything they have learnt in the topic ‘Predator.’

Here are some useful websites that you might want to visit to support your child’s learning.

Contact Us

Firs Primary School
Raven Street
Derby
DE22 3WA
Telephone: 01332 346230
Fax: 01332 200782
admin@firsprimary.derby.sch.uk

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