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: 

African Adventures

We will be exploring these key questions:

Can I locate Africa?

Can I describe what the vegetation and landscape is like?

Can I identify animals that live in Africa?

Can I identify what life is like for an African child?


As past of our theme we took part in an African drumming workshop.


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Religious Education  
 Value  Truthfulness


(Social and Emotional aspects of Learning)



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

Literacy -



In term 6 we will start by looking at the story of Little Red.  This is a twist on Little Red Riding Hood.  Children will be using some of the grammar learnt this year as well as expanded noun phrases, to write their own version of the story. 

In week 4 we will start looking at African folktales to tie in with our theme.  Children will learn some traditional folktales about animals.  They will then create their own folktale with a moral to the story. - 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 - 



12th June

We will be revisiting the four operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and using these operations to solve word problems.

19th June

We will be using standard units to measure and compare length and capacity. We will also be solving problems involving these measurements.

26th June

We will be revisiting positional language. We will revisit clockwise and anticlockwise turns and quarter, half, three-quarter and whole turns. 

3rd July

We will be adding different amounts of money and calculating change. We will be problem solving in this context too.

10th July

We will be telling the time to 5 minute intervals using an analogue clock, sequencing periods of time and solving word problems involving time.

17th July

We will be  carrying out a variety of mathematical problem solving outside.  - 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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