Friday Calm Club

Looking forward to finishing the half term, following a successful lunch time club run by Ms O’Reilly on a Friday.

Calm club was introduced following pupil voice around lunch time and the club runs every Friday lunch time and is now led by the calm club leaders. This half term they have had shaving foam, play-dough and sensory activities as well as a drawing and reading area.

We are excited to see where this takes us next half term…

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Year 3 – Chrome Books

There has been excitement in the Year 3 classroom this morning, as the children were given their logins for the Chrome books. After having a short demonstration from year 6 a few weeks ago, Year 3 can’t wait to start using them to support their learning. First stop – making a table using Google Sheets for their science investigation observations!

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Year 6 – WW2 leaders research

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.

http://history.parkfieldict.co.uk/world-war-ii/world-war-ii-leaders

http://www.primaryhomeworkhelp.co.uk/war/leaders.html

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/mussolini_benito.shtml

http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/people/adolf_hitler

http://primaryfacts.com/685/neville-chamberlain-facts-and-information/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/famouspeople/winston_churchill/

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FGB – 26.11.18

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:

  • Attendance
  • 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

 

 

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Whole School Litter Pick

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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.

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Year 6 – STEM 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.

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Year 6 -Journey Outreach

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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!

 

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Maple Cross School Parliament

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!

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