This week nursery have continued to conduct experiments. This time we have been predicting whether items from the classroom will sink or float if placed in water and talked about why. We’ve also investigated what will happen when you mix oil, salt, sugar, flour and food colouring to water.
This morning, the whole school spent time continuing to Sharpen the Saw. The focus today was to ensure we exercise so that our bodies are ready for learning. The children made choices about whether they exercised through Fit for 15 or through Fitter Future. Lots of rosey cheeks and smiling faces showing their enjoyment.
This week nursery have been experimenting! We added different coloured food colouring to the water of our daffodils to see if they would change colour. We had to wait a long time to see any changes, but today we could see that the petals are changing colour. It’s not very easy to see, so we’ve had to use magnifying glasses to help us.
Today during Science, Year 5 enjoying exploring and discovering how to make electrical circuits work using various different conductors to complete a circuit. They enjoyed learning how to light up bulbs, sound buzzers and work a motor by connecting them all together! They also discovered that electrical insulators such as wood and paper did not conduct electricity.
Nursery incorporated their daily run around the playground today with some mark making. When Mrs Biss stopped running, they drew circles on the floor or lines on the walls in chalk. They are getting their muscles ready for writing.
This evening there was a meeting of the FGB. Ms Jessica Ackland was welcomed to her first governing body meeting following her recent election as parent governor. Ms Amanda Erasmus has attended her last governing body meeting and she was thanked for all her hard work and dedication during her term as a governor of Maple Cross School. Ms Liz Maykels has been appointed Acting Chair of the governing body until September.
Reports were received from the Head teacher, on English provision and the recent Art week.
The governing body thanked the Head and staff for their hard work which has led to many positive comments during the recent JARV.
Minutes from the previous meeting were approved and signed and actions arising from these were addressed.
Governors were informed of training opportunities including on line courses to ensure their skills are up to date and relevant.
School policies have been reviewed and updated and these were approved by the Governing Body.
The date of the next meeting is Monday 13th May 2019 at 6.00pm
For world Book Day Reception spent the day exploring activities around the book ‘Shark in the Dark’ by Nick Sharratt. The small world area had sharks and other sea creatures and non fiction books. In the creative area the class all had the opportunity to make their own telescope like Timothy Pope from the story. They also supported their class mates who performed the story to the rest of the school by joining in with the repeated refrain ‘Could it be a Great White Shark?’ This afternoon we also had the pleasure of being joined by Year 4 to share stories and read to each other.