Today, Year 5, along with some children from Year 3 and 4 have been using their plan from last week to start writing letters as if they were being an evacuee from WW1. We created a success criteria so we know exactly how to be successful in our learning and to also know what to include in our letter. Children have stopped and reflected on their learning and have already made changes which shows that writing can always get better and better. I’ve also been amazed to see that they have applied specific learning from guided reading to their letter writing.
Last week and this week, we have been developing our understanding of what it means to show respect to others and how we can be tolerant of those who hold different beliefs. This is part of our curriculum and helps everyone in our community to understand the British Values we are fortunate to share.
Have a look at these photos of incredible women in history. What can they teach us?
How would you describe the differences between respect and tolerance?
Every Wednesday afternoon, after their library/topic session, Year 3 practice getting quicker and quicker at completing their number bonds. They now only have 25 seconds to complete their test’s and have risen to the challenge! Here they are enjoying some number bond games before their tests. Please ask your children what number bonds they are on each week to help support them at home.
Today Year 5 and some year 3 and 4 children have been learning about what happened to children who were evacuated during the war. They were surprised to learn that if they had lived in a busy city during the war, they would have been sent away to live with either relatives or a host family in the countryside where it was safer, leaving their grown up’s behind!
Next week they will be writing as an evacuee from their plans, see examples below, a letter home to their families telling them all about their experiences from leaving their grown ups at the train station to travelling to the countryside and meeting their new host families and joining a new school. Please ask your children to share what they have learnt so far!
Today in maths year 2 were looking at the value of numbers. Using Dienes blocks and fake money, students showed a variety of different ways they could show and explain the value of certain numbers. After showing me all the images they captured themselves, students reflected on the images and used this time to understand the links between coin and block, understanding that the coins had a certain value they could show by counting the blocks they had used and vice versa.
In Year 1 children have been learning to write a recount. During child initiated learning today, some children chose to write their recounts on sticks that they found in the outside area. Have you ever written on a stick? Ask children in Year 1 what it was like and have a go.
It’s that time again . . . . the highlight of my week . . . tea with Mrs T. This week another eight learners came to share their learning and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. We had a great time sharing learning and recognising that much of what makes learning successful is the same whichever class you are in.
Congratulations to Kieran, Evie, Flo, Aditi, Toby, Finn, Jayan and Harley.
This morning, members of school parliament and their teams went into classes to introduce themselves and share the Maple Cross goal – To improve our school and local environment. This is an extremely big challenge, so school parliament have decided to carry out set projects in classes and this morning they began listening to ideas of classes, as well as sharing some ideas they had thought about.
We are looking forward to hearing about the class projects in a couple of weeks. In the meantime, if you have any more ideas let your MP know or make a comment on the blog!