Big Talk and library clues in Nursery

This week Nursery will be using the following picture in their ‘Big Talk’ session. Can you discuss the picture using the following vocabulary? rusty, wrecked, damaged, abandoned, shore







On Friday we will be visiting the Learning Resource Centre where Mrs Storms will read us a new story. She has left us a clue. What do you think the book will be about? Why? What clues are there in the book.


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Get ready for cake!

big_coffee_morning-630x468On Friday 30 September, we will host a Macmillan Coffee Afternoon. This will take place straight after school in the library. Please come by to enjoy some tasty treats, chat with friends, and enjoy the new library.

To make the most of this annual fundraising event, we are asking for donations of baked goods. All items should be brought into school on Friday morning before school. These will be stored in the library.

Thank you in advance for any help!

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National Libraries Day is tomorrow!

nld-logoIn today’s assembly we talked about libraries and how important they to our learning. National Libraries Day on Saturday 6 February gives us all a chance to show how much we value our public libraries. Maple Cross’ closest library is Rickmansworth Library and they are having a special Saturday Stories event at 11:00AM. It’s open to everyone!

If you don’t yet have a library card in Hertfordshire, apply for one now. You don’t want to miss out on all this reading.

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Years 5 & 6: ‘Bedtime’ poem.

Year 5 and 6 are learning the poem below. Every week, in our library session, they will be rehearsing the poem and have set themselves a target to perform it in celebration assembly at the end of this half term.


Five minutes, five minutes more, please!
Let me stay five minutes more!
Can’t I just finish the castle
I’m building here on the floor?
Can’t I just finish the story
I’m reading here in my book?
Can’t I just finish this bead-chain —
It almost is finished, look!
Can’t I just finish this game, please?
When a game’s once begun
It’s a pity never to find out
Whether you’ve lost or won.
Can’t I just stay five minutes?
Well, can’t I just stay just four?
Three minutes, then? two minutes?
Can’t I stay one minute more?

by, Eleanor Farjeon

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