Learning in Year 1 has begun

Learners in Year 1 have been exploring the wonderful new resources that have been delivered over the holidays.Yesterday we unpacked the suitcases of items we had brought with us from Reception class.  Since then we have been writing, counting, taking part in performances, going on picnics, building towers, measuring, playing musical instruments and much more as well. It is wonderful to see the learning getting off to a flying start!

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Building in Reception

Following on from our learning on The Three Little Pigs and reading the story Iggy Peck Architect, the children in Reception constructed the wonderful house you can see in the photos. It even has a toilet and pipes to get rid of the waste! However, construction is not yet complete  so we will continue the building tomorrow. Look again tomorrow to see how we have adapted our building.

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Maple Cross Explorers Groups 1 and 2

Today we explored in the glorious sunshine. Group 1 became detectives and tried to find evidence of different animals that may have visited the grounds. We found lots of evidence of birds and found holes that could have been made by foxes or rabbits. We explored by the pond and saw a beautiful dragonfly gliding over the water.

Group 2, collected items to make a potion with. They then stirred their potions with a special stirring stick. Did your spells work Group 2

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Spider

During tidy up time today, Reception children found a large spider. As the spider was on a block, we carefully picked the block up and looked at the spider carefully. Reception, can you remember how many legs a spider has? Why was the spider hiding?

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