This afternoon year 6 welcomed a visit from an Astrophysicist from Imperial College London, Tom Haworth. The children had prepared questions which they were eager to get the answers for about our solar system, stars and galaxies.
We would like to say a big thank you to Tom for giving us an insight in the exciting experiences of an Astrophysicist.
It was lovely to see so children sharing their learning on Friday. Enjoy the gallery below. We will be having a similar event near the end of next half-term to compliment our Parent Friday approach.
I have the honour of organising the Student Council Forum for Primary Schools across Three Rivers. On Thursday we were invited by elected District Council members Alex Michaels (Liberal Democrat) and Reena Ranger (Conservative) to hold our meeting in the Council Meeting Room. All but one of our local school councils were represented and over 30 children and adults had a brilliant democratic experience: Alex had arranged for three managers to come and discuss their specific roles and try to convince the Forum to do something in support of their area: Road Safety, The Elderly or Playgrounds.
The children experienced a real life democratic debate, questioned Alex and Reena about how democracy works and then voted for a project.
And now…the Children’s Responsibility is to bring the presentations back to their own school, carry out a vote with their council and decide what project we will carry out in Maple Cross. So, thank you to our Chair and Secretary Connie and Amelie for representing the school at the event. Watch this space to find out what Maple Cross will aspire to achieve…
This morning, Year 6 have come across an obstacle. They have run out of money to buy resources for the class from their class fund.
Solutions have been discussed however they would like to hear any other ideas.
What could Year 6 do?
Orienteering, den building, mini raft building, designing structures with nature and exploring the woods! What a fantastic day of outdoor learning!
Year 4 spent the day at Moggerhanger Park and experienced, first hand, the joys of learning outside.
We focused on our communication skills, developed our ability to solve problems by learning collaboratively, had the opportunity to build on our enquiry skills and all experienced something new!
Come and ask us what we found out!
To link with our evolving Topic of ‘The Gorilla & the Butterfly’, Y2 made symmetrical butterflies using Lego. Mrs Manser & Mr Watson were very impressed with the variety of different ways the children used the Lego.
This week group 2 built a den. They began by clearing the area and sorted the sticks into piles. The collaboration on display was incredible, the children shared their ideas and worked together to move the sticks, leaves and other materials to create their shelter.