Maple Class 2020 - 2021


Class Teacher - Miss O Monks (

Learning Support Assistant (LSA) -  Miss Weedall

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Autumn term focus 'My wellies take me to the commotion in the ocean'. 

Messages from Miss Monks:

Please find the Meet The Teacher presentation (from Zoom meeting 30.9.20) below with important information about your child's start to Maple class. Thank you

PE: Maple class have P.E. on Tuesday and Gym on Thursday. On these days, please send your child into school ready dressed in their sports kit. They will remain in this kit the whole day. Thank you.

Reading: Please read with your child 5 times a week so they can become confident, fluent readers. Reads are to be noted in the diary and signed please.

High Frequency Words: In the pink homework diary we have added the '100 High Frequency Words' for Year One. Please choose 5 of these words a day to pratice. You can tick or highlight the words your child can speedy read.

My Phonics Jigsaw: Children can practise the sounds learnt in school. Again, you can colour in the sounds that the children can confidently read without the picture clue. We have not formally taught all these sounds. We aim to know all these sounds by the end of Year One. Thank you.

Home learning: On Fridays, a new sticker will be added to the children's pink homework books with a new phonics and maths challenge. Please can these books be handed in every Wednesday so they can be prepared for Friday. Please support your child in presenting these books neatly. You may need to model this so the children are inspired to do the same! They need to be writing in pencil and colouring in with pencil crayons. Thank you. 

Handwriting: At Whitegate we teach precursive handwriting. I have included a letter formation guide in the children's homework pounches. Please support your child in using this when they are writing at home. Thank you.

Week beginning Monday 19th October. 

If you are self-isolating as a result of COVID-19, please follow the remote learning document attached below.  You may need to contact me for the relevant resources.  

It has been lovely seeing how excited the children are for their wonderful art homework. Thank you for supporting them with this at home. Maple are very excited to add their art work to a class display.

Any questions, please send an email to

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Whitegate CE Primary School


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Mrs Cotterill

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Mrs Susan Knight

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