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.
After our discussion in the morning about who the various nations leaders were during World War 2, there are some links below which you may want to use to:
1. Look at the websites below and decide which leader you would like to make a factfile about.
2. Using the sheet provided, create factfile. Remember we are not copying! Write the information down in your own words. We are particularly interested in what they did, and what impact they had on the course of the war.
Today 16 children from Maple Cross spent the day at the Palace of Westminster where we were able to go and explore the House of Commons, House of Lords and also the rooms where the Queen visits, once a year for the State opening.
We are looking forward to sharing our experiences with you at assembly on Friday where we will share how decisions in our country are made.
This evening, Emma Gaydon from HS2 kicked of FGB with an update of the impact of HS2 on our community and outlined key areas which she is working on, on our behalf.
We welcomed Mr Munnelly to his first meeting and we are looking forward in working with him.
Topics discussed amongst others:
- Impact of the new maths planning
- SIP and SEF review discussion along with future focus
- School finances
- School parliament update
- Parent questionnaire feedback
- Future redevelopments…. watch this space
- Governor day updates
It was a productive evening full of questions, discussions and further actions.
Date of the next meeting – Monday 21st January 2019
This afternoon, the entire school, including parents/carers, teachers and children, went outside and cleared areas of the school from rubbish. This was due to the school parliament discussing their end of year goal where they would like to improve the local environment.
During an assembly, prior to the litter pick, school parliament members shared with the school, reasons why the environment is important and projects that will be happening in classes to support the school aim. A newsletter will be coming out next week with more details.
We would like to thank those parents and carers who took time to support our litter pick.
Below is the video, shared in assembly this afternoon.
Year 6 spent the afternoon at St Clement Danes School where they took part in a STEM challenge and had the opportunity to go inside a planetarium. The children used a range of skills to support them during their STEM challenge and asked a range of high quality questions during the planetarium visit. Thank you to St. Clement Danes school for hosting and STEM ambassadors for organising.
Today, year 6 have had a great day of thinking and enquiry. We were extremely lucky to be joined by a team from The National Holocaust Centre and Museum who shared an insightful journey of a boy, Leo, in 1938. The children took part in a range of discussions and were given clues to establish who the boy was and how his journey from a Berlin began. It has been extremely insightful for the children and todays experience will be the foundation for our next piece of writing!
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!
To support our Literacy writing, Year 6 explored what it would be like to not have the sense of sight, like the main character in our text, The Silver Donkey. The children relied on their other senses to imagine what it would be like for the soldier who was in the woods and they are going to use there ideas to support their writing of the soldiers journey.