St Mary's C.E. Primary School

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Apple Class

This is Apple class's web page. Our teacher is Miss Bean. Our web page shows what we are learning, class news and some useful links.

If you would like to follow our school on twitter then use the following link: @stmarysyatepri

 In Class we are learning...

Cross-Curricular Theme                                

 This term our theme is:

Out of the ashes

We will be learning about the Great fire of London through these key questions:

What happened in the Great Fire of London?

How do we know about the Great Fire of London?

Why did the fire spread so quickly?

How are houses different now to 1666?

How was London Rebuilt?

What impact did it have on shaping the London which we have today?

How has firefighting changed since 1666?

  • Impact on Technology (Term 5)
  • Recognise where technology is used at home and at school.
  • Know that there is a range of technology used at home and at school.
  • Describe some of the benefits with using technology at home and school.
  • Identify parts of a computer and what they are for.
  • Describe some of the dangers of using technology.
  • Know how the use of technology at home and at school have changed over time.
  • Know about the types of technology that can be used to communicate.



Religious Education  
 Value  Responsibility


(Social and Emotional aspects of Learning)



 Our PE days are Monday (indoor) and Wednesday (outdoor).   

Literacy -



This term children will be working on practicing answering questions about a text. They will also be looking at using different sentence types to write a poem based on Please Mrs Butler. 

Year 1 children will be working on a separate unit during some sessions.  They will look at The Day the Crayons Quit and use adjective and different sentence types. - Lots of free phonics games by phase. - Lots of great activities based on building sentences, connectives, punctuation and more. - Spellings games - Loads of activities divided into Grammar games (for practicing using a range of words in writing) and Punctuation games (for using a range of punctuation in the correct places). - A selection of games for practically every area of Literacy!

We also have a range of word mats that we use in class, click on the red words to open the mats.  You can use these at home to help develop your child's language.  You could give them an opener, an adjective and/or a connective to put into their own sentence, talk about the meaning of unknown words or challenge them to change their sentences using more interesting words


 Reading and spellings


We would really appreciate it if all children could practice reading and spelling the common exception words.  These are the words that children should be spelling correctly and can be found here.

We have put together some questions which can be used when talking about books with your child at home.  These will help to develop their understanding of the text.  We have grouped these into Questions for developing readers, Questions for reading and Questions for more able readers.

click here to see the spellings page. 

If you would like more books to read at home, you can access many different fiction and non-fiction texts by following this link :  Please also remember that we do have books which children can take one of at a time, these are found in our class and are levelled by colour.

 Numeracy - 

This term children will be revising the strategies which they have been taught to add, subtract, multiply and divide. They will use these mathematical operations to solve reasoning questions. We will also be revising telling the time to the nearest 5 minutes and measuring to the nearest mm using a ruler. 

In addition it would be helpful if you could practise finding fractions of numbers, solving inverse sums and balancing equations. 

  Addition and Subtraction             Multiplication and Division

Here are some useful websites for practicing known facts at home, if you use other websites that your child enjoys and you think others would like it too, email me the link and I will post it here.  - Lots of fun activities set for different age groups.  - Good for addition and subtraction. - Good for recognising numbers, ordering, and printables.  - Good timed flashcards for addition/subtraction.  -Lots of activities for different areas of maths.  - You need to register for this site but it is free.  There are good addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.  - Good number problems playing around with addition/subtraction.  - Good for a huge variety of skills and focused for different year groups.


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