Welcome to Maple

Teacher - Maple Heather Saunders
Photo of Heather Saunders

Maple is one of two classes in the sixth form which is based in the Annexe within Sheringham High School.

We are challenging our students to find their own way in the real world. They are using the knowledge they gained and skills they learned through the school to problem solve in real life situations and to prepare for the next step in their lives.
Staff will advise and give choices then allow the students to work things out for themselves, they help each other and are encouraged to ask for help in order for them to become as independent as possible.
We are an unusual class because we have 7 girls and only 3 boys. You might think this means it is a quiet class but in fact everyone is chatty, cheerful and confident which means we have lots of fun, you will always hear a lot of laughter as we work hard together.
Come and see us – we’ll make you a cup of tea.

Summer Term 2 Timetable

Curriculum Information for parentsSummer Term 2
SubjectProfilesIdeas for home
Maths and EnglishAll the students will work to complete adult numeracy and literacy targets at the appropriate level. The work they are doing reflects the functional use of Maths and English in the real world. If you would like more information on this please contact me so that I can explain in more detail.
MathsIt is very difficult for all students to put the theories they know into practice in the real world so we highlight their use of Maths skills daily. For example are looking for them to demonstrate their skills in practical situations, they will weigh items and use direct comparisons for the weight of items in everyday use. We will be revising money, time and timetables. Some of the tasks may appear to be easy but please remember that we are expecting them to be able to do these things independently in order for them to be able to use these skills in the real world. ASDAN module - Developing Numeracy Skills The specific areas we will continue to cover this half term include: Using a clock Reading a bus timetable Managing personal finances These are all areas we have looked at this year and need consolidation E1 Count reliably up to 10 or 20 items – count objects at home, e.g. ask them to lay the table with 4 of everything Relate familiar events to times of the day, seasons, days of the week – discuss what you might be doing at the weekend e.g. how many days until Saturday? Extract information from lists, tables, diagrams and block graphs – look at shopping lists, timetables, TV guides etc E2 Recall addition and subtraction facts to 20 – play number games, ask questions when out shopping Read, measure and record time – any opportunities to tell the time Extract numerical information from lists, tables, diagrams and simple charts – find a bus /train time, when is a TV programme on?
English We will continue to cover all the strands of English Speaking, Listening and Writing, Reading will have a separate lesson so that we can focus more closely on their individual reading skills. ASDAN module - Developing Communication Skills The specific areas we will cover this half term include: • Finding information in a newspaper • Using a TV guide effectively • Making your own timetable • Forward planning in real life situations • Comprehension of written information Reading At a level appropriate for each student they will share a new book as a class, there will be discussion around the theme of the book and comprehension exercises. E1 Listen for the gist of short explanations and listen for detail using key words to extract some information – if you are explaining something ask them to tell you what they have heard and understood. Read and recognise simple sentence structures Use illustrations and captions to locate information Decipher unfamiliar words and predict meaning – practise reading in real life situations, look for the exit signs, read road signs, identify shops, look at prices and key words when shopping. E2 Listen for and identify relevant information from explanations, presentations and discussions - ask them to explain details of things they have heard e.g. news items on TV Scan texts to locate information Use punctuation and capitalisation to aid understanding – practise reading at every opportunity in the outside world. Make requests and ask questions to obtain specific information – encourage them to ask for help in shops, to talk to other people to gain information.
I.C.T ASDAN module - E Safety For all students their ICT is embedded in all other curriculum areas We have timetabled an ICT lesson this half term and will continue to work on the module we have already started incorporating it into other lessons. Any opportunities to operate and use ICT devices, this includes all equipment in the home such as TV, cameras, phones and kitchen equipment
PSHE ASDAN module – Citizenship and forward planning for the residential trip We will be working towards an Asdan module (to be submitted next year) about the residential trip. We will revise the following: Stating basic laws about alcohol Stating basic laws about tobacco Stating basic laws about legal and illegal drugs We will also continue covering SRE in small groups (letters have been sent home regarding this) Opportunities to recognise when they have a problem and how they can talk to you about it Opportunities to discuss the topics covered in class.
Careers ASDAN module – Work Awareness We will be showing what sort of things we might be able to do in the future. We will be investigating job interviews and having mock interviews in school. During our residential we will be looking at careers in hospitality and following this up when we return Helping them to recognise their personal skills and qualities, discussing why you are proud of them and what you think they are good at.
Lifeskills ASDAN module - meal preparation and cooking We will continue to cook weekly. They do all of this independently asking each other for help when necessary. As far as possible we will cook the meals that are suggested by the students. As much independent work in the kitchen at home as possible. Engaging in discussions at home when planning meals, encouraging suggestions from them. Access to recipe books. Reflect on popular family meals and discussion of how healthy each meal is.
Art (will be taught by Nikki Wardell) ASDAN module - Making pictures The focus this term will be ‘graffiti’. It will include looking at ‘tags’ and using spray paints Take opportunities to look at any graffiti that can be seen. Discuss whether you consider it art or vandalism? Research ‘Banksy’.
Independence skills ASDAN module – Citizenship We will be looking spending and saving money. Looking at differences in the community and researching facilities in the local community. Opportunities to talk about different harmful effects that people can have on their own environment. Talking at home about how you can use less water and power. Any opportunities to get involved in local environment improvements
Work Related Learning Enterprise Activities Craft enterprise We are still working on a class patchwork quilt which you may have seen at home as some students enjoy taking the patches home to stitch. We will continue to make bags, initially they will make one to use on the residential then go on to make bags to sell at The Den. The items we be sold at the den but as always will be offered to parents first. We will be using recycled fabrics. If you have any unwanted fabric or other craft items we would be very grateful if you would send it in Any opportunities to take part in craft activities
P.E ASDAN module - Sport & Leisure Going to Splash Gym once a week where students are instructed in how to use the equipment safely and record their progress. The focus this term is to increase the length of time on the equipment – stamina! Any opportunities to experience exercise and learn about the importance of exercise for health. Any opportunities to take part in activities at local leisure centres or community centres.