Reception were visited by a dentist today and were shown how to look after their teeth. They all were able to practise brushing model teeth and saw what happens if they do not brush their teeth properly. They were very knowledgable about which foods are good to eat and which are not. Also, the children learnt a way of protecting their teeth whilst eating chocolate and sweet food. Ask a child in Reception what this is so that you can enjoy sweets occasionally as a treat.
It has been a very exciting afternoon as Maple Cross Explorers has returned! Today group 2 used the natural environment to retell the story of Where the Wild Things Are. When they discovered a problem, they used their black hats and then, by using green hats, came up with ideas to solve the problem.
As you know, in partnership with www.dadimas.co.uk ‘Connecting Generations’ and the Maple Cross Student Council, we will be sharing our
experiences, cultures, learning and wisdom, across the generations, through the medium of food.
Everyone is invited to attend as always, but this half-term, we will trial having a focus class who will be given the chance to experience cuisine from different cultures, families or backgrounds.
To begin with:
If you are able to attend, please do join us to learn about what we have in common and what we can learn from other community members who come from a wide range of cultures, ages and backgrounds. We do still have a few slots for someone to share their own special dish that has been important to them growing up: Was it something your Gran always made you? A special recipe from mum?
If you would like to offer to present a dish for a few minutes or to find out more, do drop us a line or come and experience our first intergenerational cultural learning one on the 27th to see what to expect!
I look forward to seeing many of you there.