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                                

Our theme this term is:


Mr Bloom 

Our Key questions we will be exploring are:

Can I compare the differences between things that are living, dead, and things that have never been alive?

Can I identify and name different plants and animals in their habitats, including micro-habitats?

Can I identify and describe the basic structure of a variety of common flowering plants, including trees?

Can I identify and name a variety of common wild and garden plants, including deciduous and evergreen trees?

Can I identify what plants need to stay alive?

Do I understand that seeds and bulbs grow into mature plants?



  • 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 The Jewish festival of Passover and the special Seder meal 
 Value  Compassion


(Social and Emotional aspects of Learning)

 Going for goals


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

Literacy -



Non-chronological reports - 3-4 weeks

Children will be looking at the features of non-fiction writing.  They will carry out much of their writing with a link to our theme.  Children will use conjunctions, labels, diagrams and organise their writing into sections.  

During SPAG starters children will be recapping many areas previously taught including past tense and punctuation.  

Here are some websites with sentence and word games that children can play at home: - 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 - 

20th Feb 2017

Children will be recapping strategies for multiplication and  division and solving word problems using these operations.

27th Feb 2017

Children will be learning to tell the time to 5 minute intervals. They will then solve word problems involving time. 

6th March 2017

Children will be learning to identify fractions and to understand equivalent fractions. They will also solve word problems involving fractions.

13th March 2017

Children will be learning to read a range of different scales when measuring volumes of liquids. They will compare different capacities and solve problems involving capacity. 

20th March 2017

Children will recap the names of common 2d and 3d shapes. They will describe their properties using mathematical vocabulary and use positional language. 

27th March 2017

Children will construct their own pictograms and bar charts. They will create tally charts and answer questions about a range of different data.



  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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