Year 3 and 4 children walked down to the Reach Free School this afternoon to take part in a Winter Olympics multi skills event. In small teams, the children had the opportunity to take part in a range of activities. Basketball, boxing and skipping were the favourites! It was fantastic to see two local schools learning together through sport and great leadership and collaboration skills were shown by many. Thank you so much to the children and staff from the Reach Free School for organising a fantastic afternoon of sport.
This week, Year 3 have been exploring place value with 3-digit numbers. We have been learning how to plot numbers on any given number line. Come and ask us our learning strategies and how we can speedily identify accurate number positions!
Year 3 are already taking on learning challenges in Literacy.
Today, we ordered sentences linked to our new topic, Rainforests. As a team, we had to work out the different word types, match appropriate vocabulary, create our own word actions and add our own sentence ideas.
Come and ask us about our favourite sentence ideas!
This week, a real life Antarctic explorer came to visit our Year 3 and 4 children.
It was an incredible experience to learn about this unique environment from someone who has lived and breathed it. We enjoyed experiencing a range of photographs, stories and artifacts to add to our knowledge and understanding of this magical continent.
Come and ask us what we learnt!
Year 4 were delighted to be invited to perform at the Watford School of Music on Wednesday evening and certainly wowed the crowd! We were so proud of everyone and how they represented our school. Thank you so much to our amazing Mr. Fisher for teaching us some incredible skills. An amazing evening of music!
Thank you for a lovely World Book Day in the snow, Maple Cross. It has been a pleasure to see so much learning linked to reading today and our whole school story telling of The Three Little Pigs was a real highlight. Thank you to our visitors who came to read stories this afternoon. It was really special to share our love of books and reading with our wider Maple Cross community. Our library ambassadors from Year 6 did a fantastic job promoting a passion and curiosity for reading by first sharing story clues and then revealing the new book to each class in the school. A wonderful reading opportunity!
There are still books to be won as part of our special World Book Day raffle! Come and play tomorrow! Will you guess which books have been chosen by the teachers?
Year 4 were invited to the Watford Colosseum this morning. They experienced a live orchestra and heard ten iconic pieces of classical music. The children were keen to watch and discuss the brass section and made lots of links to their own music learning with Mr. Fisher.
This morning, Year 3 and 4 amazed us all with their character representations of the famous Antarctic explorer….Ernest Shackleton (and his crew). The children have been learning about a sequence of events during a turbulent voyage to Antarctica. Today, these were brought to life!
The children were able to consider feelings and emotions and how to convey these through body language and expression.
See if you can guess what is happening in each freeze frame…
I am so proud of each and every member of our Year 4 class. They represented the school with passion, enthusiasm and respect for others. We were able to overcome anxieties and take encouragement from team mates to compete in every track and field event, earning a 4th place for the girls and 3rd place for the boys. A fantastic afternoon of sport!