This morning pupils in Year 3, 4 and 5 met with students from The Reach Free for a morning of art. The Reach Free students demonstrated the use of line and tone from The Formal Elements of Art. The pupils of Maple Cross learnt some new skills and were very enthusiastic about the experience. Thank you Reach Free for a lovely morning.
This evening the full governing body met. The Chair started the evening by leading the governors in a short training session on finance. During the main body of the meeting, the Headteachers’ report was received and curriculum subject reports on Reading and Science. An update on Pupil Leadership, including School Parliament was received.
Minutes from the last meeting were approved and signed and actions arising were discussed.
Governors were updated on training opportunities that are available in the New Year.
School policies were reviewed.
The next meeting will be on Monday 27th January 2020.
What a pleasure it was today to welcome so many nursery parents to join in with some learning activities this morning. They played dominos, I spy, read books together, matching games and puzzles. When the parents had left, the children told us how much fun it had been.
In year 1 we are reading How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffries.
Today, during a literacy lesson we were ‘star catchers’ on the hunt for stars hidden in our woods!
We practiced staying in role and writing about how we would catch stars.
This week in Nursery the children have been putting their shape knowledge to the test and looked for shapes around the school. We were so surprised to see that many things are squares, circles or rectangles. We did find a pentagon hard to find though!
We are really happy to work and build strong connections with the Reach Free School.
This Wednesday, Miss Perez, the Spanish language teacher at Reach Free, organised a session that was delivered by some of her Spanish students at Maple Cross. Our children had the opportunity to work as a group, as a pair and individually to explore the Spanish language and culture. There were stickers for the winners and little treats for all the participants.
It was a SUCCESS and we are really looking forward to organising more sessions in the future!
This week, Nursery have been learning all about nocturnal and diurnal animals. Among other things, they have made paper plate owls, sorted and identified different shapes, helped to compile a story map of the book ‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell and separated animals into two groups, nocturnal and diurnal.