Y5 – Writing a letter as if being an evacuee from WW1

Today, Year 5, along with some children from Year 3 and 4 have been using their plan from last week to start writing letters as if they were being an evacuee from WW1. We created a success criteria so we know exactly how to be successful in our learning and to also know what to include in our letter. Children have stopped and reflected on their learning and have already made changes which shows that writing can always get better and better. I’ve also been amazed to see that they have applied specific learning from guided reading to their letter writing.

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Y3 Practising their Wednesday Maths key skills!

Every Wednesday afternoon, after their library/topic session, Year 3 practice getting quicker and quicker at completing their number bonds. They now only have 25 seconds to complete their test’s and have risen to the challenge! Here they are enjoying some number bond games before their tests. Please ask your children what number bonds they are on each week to help support them at home.

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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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Maple Cross Explorers

Group 2 were developing their reflection skills in Maple Cross Explorers today by describing how they were feeling during and after our activity.  We were creating our own versions of Andy Goldsworthy Art and some people enjoyed it because they wanted to be an artist or they liked working with others.  Some people were sad because they couldn’t recreate the picture as they wanted.

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