The Nursery children have returned from half term to find the pirates from their favourite story, Pirates Love Underpants, have taken over their environment! The children have been making treasure maps, pirate faces and looked for hidden treasure. Head on over and find out more.
Welcome back to the new half term. We hope everyone had a great weeks break and squeezed in lots of reading ready for World Book Day.
This week we are hosting an art enrichment week which will give pupils opportunities to work with artists, visits galleries and unleash their creativity. Have a look at the art bellow. Which is your favourite and why? What techniques and styles are similar and different? What moods and atmospheres do they create? Why?
The learning has continued and it is now the start of a long, three year process. Mrs Trickett will be sharing information with Governors, children and staff in the run up to the summer holidays ready for a new school arrival in the next academic year. On Friday, Mr Trickett was learning how dogs can read!
Here is a poster to start thinking about and discussing as a family . . . . . .
On Thursday 21st, Ms Trickett spent the first day of training at DHK HQ in Devon. It was great to hear from a local school who shared their experience of having a school dog and the impact it has on school. With a pass rate of only 30% in the first year, of three years training, the focus is on choosing the appropriate bread for school and home. A lot of work to do but we hope we will be bringing a dog to Maple Cross in the new academic year. Be warned, in Year 1 the dog is behind the scenes and in training.
Check out more info on the DHK website – http://www.dogshelpingkids.co.uk
This week Year 5 started their new art sketch books by exploring different artistic dimensions. Linking to their Spanish topic the children are discovering the styles of different iconic Spanish artists. Come on in and have a look.
Over the past 10 days a group of Year 5 pupils have independently acted to improve their lunchtimes.
- The children started talking to each other about what they don’t like about lunchtimes
- They spoke to their class teacher who encouraged them to speak to Mrs Trickett (being proactive)
- The children shared their vision (begin with the end goal in mind)
- They described what they wanted
- Working together they created an assembly (Win – Win)
The Year 5 children’s project links to Mrs Bone TLDW (teacher led development work project) and they will be collaborating to bring their vision to life. Watch this space for the next developments or speak to Reuben, Charlotte, Conor, Flo or Beth for more information.
Due to the hazardous road conditions school will be closed as many staff are unable to travel to work.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your support in ensuring everyone is kept safe. We expect to re-open on Monday.
Nursery have been using the traditional story of the gingerbread man to inspire their learning. Today they have been creating story maps, retelling the story and baking their own gingerbread to eat.
Today, Year 3 finally got to unwrap their new guided reading books. After making predictions using snippets from the text they were shocked to discover most of their predictions were far away from the plot described on the blurb!
They then settled down to a few moments of reading to discover some more clues in the first few pages.