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Miss Maidman - Class Teacher 

Supported by Mrs Montebello, Mrs Salaman & Mrs Evans

Term 6 -We are Artists

Our Topic this term is  WE ARE ARTISTS. We will be exploring the life and work of Claude Monet. Starting off by looking at the artist himself and his work, become art critics and then artists ourselves to create our own pieces inspired by his work. We will be using a range of different methods and materials and working on our Watercolour skills. 

In English lessons we will be exploring our topic through the text Katie and the Waterlily Pond by James Mayhew. We will be starting the term with some non-fiction work on Claude Monet - who was he and what did he do? 

We will then be using the text Katie and the Waterlily Pond to create some beautiful descriptive pieces by 'stepping into the painting'. We will be drawing together all of our learning from the year to create our pieces. 

In Maths we will be starting the term looking at Time - being able to read and draw the time on clock faces. Looking at o'clock, half past, quarter to/past and for some, even looking at the nearest 5 minute interval. We will then be looking at the unit of Statistics - being able to read, interpret and draw our own graphs and tally charts.  In our final weeks we will end with position and direction. 

Our other topics this term are: 

  • RE - How should we care for the world and for others and why does it matter?
  • RSHE -  Changing Me 
  • Computing - Coding! We are starting to look at the basics of coding and create basic lines of code to create small games. 
  • Science -  Living things and their habitats. We are going to be exploring micro-habitats and creating environments for insects and minibeasts to thrive in. 

Our Christian value this term is RESPECT and we will be learning all about this the first week back through Art and Bible Stories. 




PE is taught by Mrs Douch 

PE will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays and the children will need to come into school on those days in their kit. If possible, please try to clean the kit between these days as the children are very active during their PE lessons.  


Phonics/Spellings homework will be sent out depending on which group they are in. 
If they are working with Mrs McIntyre support sheets will be sent daily. 
Worksheets for Miss Maidman, Mrs Montebello and Mrs Comeau are all weekly. 

For Mrs Comeau and Miss Maidman's groups we will now be assessing spelling every Monday through the bookmarks sent home each week. This will help to check understanding and embedding of the previous weeks learning. 

For more phonics information please look at our page: https://www.frantcep.e-sussex.sch.uk/esussex/primary/frant/site/pages/frantcurriculum/phonicsrhinoreaders 

And for homework (if lost or absent) please find that here:  https://www.frantcep.e-sussex.sch.uk/esussex/primary/frant/site/pages/homework 

We expect the children to be reading at least 3-5 times a week. Every time you read with your child it will need to be recorded in their reading log with the date, book title, pages read and a short summary of the read and any words they found difficult. 

Please don't try and complete homework all in one go. Break it up, do it when it fits you and if you have any problems then please speak to Miss Maidman. 


  • Please ensure your child has a named water bottle in school every day.
  • Please send children to school wearing outerwear that is appropriate for the weather as we will always endeavour to be outside for playtime. 
  • Please make sure that hair below shoulder length is tied back using discrete hairbands in school colours. 
  • Fidget toys of any kind are not allowed unless given direct permission from Miss Maidman or Mrs Challis - please leave these at home. Children who are permitted to bring in fidget toys may bring in 1 small item that they must use appropriately.  This is to reduce distractions and disagreements within the classroom and on the playground. 
  • Please discourage children from bringing in anything that is not required. Our cloakroom is relatively small and with your help we can keep it tidy and ensure items do not become lost.
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