This week in Nursery we have been looking at pattern making. At first we looked at different types of repeating patterns and then made our own using cotton reels and stones.
We have been busy under the sea!
In art, Year 1 have begun to learn about creating texture within a piece of work. We layered poster paints and used cling film to create under water style pictures.
This week, Mabel has been at DHK (Dogs Helping Kids) HQ in Devon for a full day of training. This is in addition to puppy classes and 1:1 sessions she has been attending on the weekends. All her training is preparing her for her first full assessment at one years old, where she and Mrs Trickett, will need to complete their entry exams so she can work with the pupils and across school.
Year 5 have spent the week exploring the title and images from their new books. They have been encouraged to think more deeply about what the images could tell them about the text and to use this learning to imagine what they think the front cover should look like. Look how similar their front covers are to the real thing!
Year 5 have been exploring the beginning of The Tempest ready for their performance. They have been using their bodies to create the sound of a storm. Today, they used their learning to produce some incredible sentences describing the storm.
Maple Cross Nursery 18/19 now Reception 19/20 entered the Potato Bucket Challenge set by Rickmansworth Garden, Arts and Homecrafts Society. They were given 10 buckets, each containing three seed potatoes and were asked to grow the potato plants over the next few months. We are pleased to announce that Maple Cross won with the largest combined weight of potatoes. Mrs Biss has just collected the winning certificate and trophy. Well done to all involved.
All the new children settled quickly this morning in nursery and were soon busy learning and exploring their new environments both inside and outside. We’re looking forward to doing it all again tomorrow!
Today, in our first assembly of the year, we explored the skills and language of reflect / lead / aspire.
Here are some picture clues . . . what do you think they mean?
Can you match the language to the attribute skills? Which picture is a learning tracker or target setter? Can you find the picture that represents challenge chaser or team builder?