Year 3 Word Challenge

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!

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Rod Rhys-Jones Visits Maple Cross

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!

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World Book Day 2018

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?

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BBC Ten Pieces Concert

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.

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Ernest Shackleton and his crew!

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…

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Year 4 Athletics

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!

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Moggerhanger Park

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!

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Ballet at the Royal Opera House

What a wonderful day we had!

Year 3 and 4 children enjoyed the incredible opportunity of attending a ballet at The Royal Opera House in London. The children travelled to London by train and were thrilled to see all the sights along the way.

We arrived at Green Park where we all enjoyed some free time among the beautiful tress and falling leaves. As we walked past Buckingham Palace, we were lucky enough to see part of the changing of the guard ceremony.

We had an early lunch stop in St James’ Park before walking past Trafalgar Square on our way to Covent Garden.

The ballet was wonderful! All children were amazed and full of questions about the effects and how the story of Alice in Wonderland was brought to life.

The children were a credit to Maple Cross School and represented us all with outstanding kindness, manners and respect.

Thank you to everyone involved for making this a day to remember.

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