Fittleworth C. E. Village School

Fittleworth C. E. Village School


Maple Class

The Teachers in Maple Class are:-


                 Mrs Blackwood           and                     Mrs Allum


The Teaching Assistant in Maple class is:-


                    Mrs Watts


Class Expectations



Parent Guide to the National Curriculum


Autumn 2018

We will begin our term by finding out all about ourselves and each other. We will then move swiftly on by travelling through time to learn about our topic! The year 2's will travel to London 1666 where we will be learning all about the fire of London. The year 3's will travel further back in time to find out all about the 'stone age through to the iron age'. 

Topic Web Year 2

Topic Web Year 3

w/b 15th October

Monday the year 3's are off to Butser. Make sure please you have warm, waterproof clothes on as we will be outside most of the day. Remember your packed lunch which might be of stone age content. 

Monday year 2's will have the morning working with the rainbow theatre and the afternoon working with the other year 1 and 2 on Fire of London activities. Remember to come dressed up in that period dress if you would like.

Bonfire building on Thursday. 

INSET day is on Friday.

Maths: This week is a short week but will still be working hard. We will be focusing on learning our times tables. Year 2 will be working on 10, 2, and 5. Year 3 will make sure they know these and move on to learn 3, 4, 8 and extend this to multiplying a 2 digit number by a single digit if they are ready. We will be looking at multiplication in terms of repeated addition and arrays. We will look at how with multiplication the order doesn't matter like in addition. Our times tables should be able to be worked out in order order. this unit has been planned before half term, so over half term their times tables can be practised. 

odd and even

Times tables - hit the button

Daily ten

Year 3 extension

Literacy: We will write about our adventures on Monday on Tuesday. We will work on improving our writing the rest of the week remembering full stops and capital letters, conjunctions, adjectives and other types of punctuation. 

Remember to keep reading at home, it is so important. 

Topic: The year 2's will be doing lots of learning about the Great fire and hopefully complete our tudor houses. The year 3's will continue our research on prehistoric animals and learn about cave paintings, trying to create some of our own.

w/b 8th October

Thank you all for attending parents evening. It was good to talk to you all and I look forward to working with you to help your children progress.

In your child's book bag there is a booklet showing lots of different examples of how you could practise their spellings in fun ways.

Well done for your enthusiasm reading at home.

Harvest is Thursday afternoon at 2pm please feel welcome to join us at the church. there will therefore be no forest school for the year 3 this week.

Literacy - We completed our stories and they are amazing! The children are so proud of them. This week we will be looking at diaries and that they are written in past tense. We will be focusing on conjunctions (and, because, also, then, while, so etc)

Maths- We will be focusing on money this week. The year 2's will be looking at coins, making amounts and finding different ways of making the same amount. Why not give your child a handful of money to count? Challenge them to make a specific amount for you and then in a different way?  They will be adding amounts and finding change. The year 3's will be consolidating this knowledge and solving problems with larger amounts  They will be encouraged to check their answers using the inverse.

Year 2 money games

Year 3 money games

Topic - Year 2 will conintue to make their Tudor houses. The year 3's will evalute their stone age tools they made last week. They will be looking at stonehenge this week.

Next Monday is year 3's trip to Butser and year 1/2 will have their visit from the rainbow theatre about the Great fire of London.

w/b 1st October

Parents evening is this Wednesday, I look forward to meeting you all to discuss your children.

Your children are working hard and we continue to work at being independent learners.

Keep practising spelling patterns sent home and common exception words in different ways including in an actual sentence.

Maths: We will begin be working on addition and subtraction and looking at how they relate to each other. How 20 - 9 = 11 can be checked by 11 + 9 = 20 We will be working mentally, counting on and back from the largest number and using equipment to help us and then drawing diagrams to help us when necessary to solve calculations and word problems. Why not pose your child a problem and see if they can solve it like - If you have 25 lego cards and I give you another 9 how many will you have? (numbers will need to vary).

rocket game

subtraction grid

make to take away calculation

Literacy: Our stories have been written and our now ready for proof reading and a final edit before copying them up and illustrating them so they can be shared with the other members of our class. 

nouns verbs and adjectives year 3

Topic : Year 2's will continue to find out about the order of events that happened during the fire of London. We will hopefully begin to make our Tudor houses if we have collected enough boxes.

Year 3: Hopefully we can make our stone age weaapons, but remember if you wanted to use a stone or stick to bring it in this week.We will find out more about the stone age.

wb/b 24th September

There is the PTA AGM all welcome.

Remember to sign up for parents evening which is next week.

PLEASE try to hear your child read at least 5 times a week as this is so beneficial to their learning. Even if they can read, listen to them and really question them on what they have read.

Literacy: We have planned our stories and now will start to write them! Keep encouraging your child to share their story with you and try to develop it together as this will help them when they start to write it. Discuss the monsters appearance (adjectives) and how it moves (adverbs). 

Maths: We will be looking at number bonds to 20 and 100 and related number facts to 20 and 100. We will be adding this week, using resources to secure our understanding and using jottings like a number line to work it out on paper, using our number facts to help e.g 36+ 8 =     36 + 4 (gets you to 40) then add another 4. At home, give them 2/ 3 one digit numbers and get them to add them quickly mentally. Or a 2 digit / three digit add ones or 2 digit number, focusing on solving them mentally.

hit the button

maths mental challenge

fact families

power lines

sum sense

number pyramid

Topic: Year 2 will be finding about the story of the great fire and designing their house to make.

Year 3's will be finding out about stone age food and clothes. They will designing their very own stone age tool. 

w/b 17th September

This week we will be keeping up the good work and working really hard last week. On Monday we will be introduced to a competition for the new village shop which we will have time in class to complete. 

Maths booster sessions will begin this week.

Individual photos will take place on Wednesday.

Literacy: This week we will begin to think about our own mischief monster in terms of work it looks like and what it does! We will plan our own story, maybe you could discuss the story they are planning at home. Encourage them to tell you their plan and maybe develop the ideas together.

We did revise the alphabet last week and a lot of the children needs to practise writing the alphabet in the correct order. Perhaps see if your child can and if maybe practise it. The year 3's will need this to put words in alphabetical order and use it to access a dictionary.


ABC countdown - can you meet the challenge!

alphabetical order

story planner and punctuation game

Maths: We will be comparing and ordering numbers this week. This will involve putting numbers of different sizes in the correct order and comparing which are bigger and smaller. They will be adding 10 more and 10 less (Y2) and 100 more and 100 less (Y3)  than a given number. 

ordering numbers

representing numbers


paint the number square - use to count if finding it tricky

Last week we were counting in 2, 5, 3 and 10 from any number (y2) and 4, 8, 100 and 50 (Y3) but a lot of your children do do with practising these if possible. 

Topic: The year 3 will begin some research on the stone age way of life and stone age tools. The year 2 will continue to look at Tudor houses and will be finding out about London now and then. 

w/b 10th September

Maple had a good first week and have settled into the swing of it really well! Keep it up! The wrote some information about themselves which is currently on their own t-shirt on the washing line in the corridor by maple classroom!

This Monday is Maple class parents meeting, so please come along and see what is expected of your child in Maple class and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

The year 3 on Wednesday had an e-safety talk.

Literacy: We will be continuing our work on adjectives and will be working on inverted commas (speech marks). This work is part of our work on narrative and will be leading onto us writing a story about a monster who likes to get up to mischief! Let's remember when writing to include capital letters and full stops.

Maths: We are continuing to work on place value. We will be partition numbers into tens and ones/ hundreds, tens and ones e.g 46 = 40 + 6    51 = 40 + 11    We will also be counting in 2, 5, 10 and 3's for year 2 and including 8, 50 and 100 for year 3. At home perhaps you could practice counting in these number sequences.

Topic: We will begin our topic work this week. Year 2 will start to ask questions about the Fire of London and look at Samuel Pepys as a significant individual in history. The year 3's will be asking questions about the stone age and looking at a time line to get a sense of Chronology. 

W/b 3rd September

Welcome back!

Your first day back is on Tuesday 4th September as the staff have an INSET day on the Monday. Our first week back will be to help you all get settled back to school, get to know each other and how it works in Maple class. I have fun topics planned for the term with interesting activities for us to complete. 

You allhave/ will have purple mash logins so please use this at home - to do's will be set and monitored. Please read regularly at home, you will be set a target to try to meet this week. You could practise your times tables at home or your number bonds. 

Literacy: This week we will be writing about our holiday and describing ourselves using adjectives (describing words). We will make sure we haven't forgotten how to write a good sentence with correct punctuation, good letter formation/ joins and interesting vocabulary! I will be checking over the next couple of weeks your spellings so I can see which ones we need to learn. 

Rocket - nouns, verbs and adjectives year 3

My monster - year 2

Maths: We will begin the term by working on our numbers and place value. How many ways can you partition (break down) a number say 13? 54? 127? Can you write and read numbers to 20? Do you know what the 5 is worth in 56? Can you place 23 on a number line?

eggs to order

Place the penguin - partitioning

place value basketball


Topic: We will be getting to know each other. We will be sketching our faces and thinking about ourselves and our family. 




Here are some general websites for you to go on to help with your learning.

BBC touch typing

purple mash

BBC French

Literacy games

Maths games

number jumbler

Science games

Times table games

Phonic games

Maths zone

Hit the button - maths

Times Table Games 

Phonic games - phase 3

Telling the time

Number square games

Spelling games

SPAG games