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I am thrilled to be working with Maple Class this year in the fantastic upstairs classroom and outdoor terrace. 

After such a fantastic Autumn term, Maple Class hit the ground running in the New Year and we are thoroughly enjoying our new topic all about the Victorians. The children have been researching all about Victorian life, with a focus on the plight of Victorian children working in the mines and factories. They have been quite shocked at just how bad it was for some children and I am looking forward to reading their letters of complaint to Queen Victoria!

During the first week of February we shall be completing a historical walk to Swanage exploring the Victorian legacy. On the way we shall be learning about the impact of the railway as well as having a guided tour of the pier (by the Pier Master), bringing the history of Swanage to life. Hopefully, the children shall be coming home with stories about just how much the Victorians achieved and how much history was changed by them. (You shall be amused!)

Thank you once again for your continued support with the home learning, spellings, Mathletics and Lexia. Every week we shall be having a 'times table of the week' for the children to practise and the children will have a bookmark to support their learning. If you could practise these verbally (in the car, walking to school etc.) it would be really valuable for your child's progress.

Once again, thank you for your continued support. It is very much appreciated!

Best wishes,

Mr Paxton