Maple Cross Explorers

Last week Maple Cross Explorers took place in the pouring rain.  Today there was glorious sunshine.  What a contrast!  Today some children really took a risk by trying something that they really found difficult.

This was the last week of the current activities and we are looking forward to new learning after the Easter holidays.  What have you learnt during the sessions?  What has been the most challenging area of the learning?

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What an amazing World Book Day that was!

Thank you to everyone for making World Book Day such a success. It was a wonderful to witness so many children reading for pleasure and experiencing a range of stories read by different staff members. Our first book raffle was a popular event with many children finding a winning ticket and choosing from a selection of brand new books!

Please remember to come and visit the spectacular classroom door designs after assembly tomorrow!

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Jam tart shopping list

 

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This week Year 1 have been reading a non- fiction book called ‘Jam tarts’. It explains how to go on a shopping trip and buy different food items. Year 1 loved reading about the trip and decided that they would like to go on a trip to the shops themselves. This morning they have been working collaboratively to create a shopping list of the ingredients needed to make Jam tarts. They numbered each item and used their sound mats and Fred talk to sound out. Some children even managed to spell their red words correctly! They are very excited to bring their shopping lists with them after break and can’t wait to work out the money they need to spend 😊

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Maple Cross Explorers

 

Today we have finished a set of five activities and the children have had the opportunity to take part in all five!  What has been your favourite activity?  Why?  What skills have you learnt? I am looking forward to hearing your answers.

How did Miss Crowley’s group solve the problem of what would happen if their cardboard roof got wet on their house?

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Problem Solving in Maple Cross Explorers

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Today in Maple Cross Explorers we continued taking part in activities that develop our skills in problem solving.  How do you find a tree again when you have been blindfolded? Where do you find water for animals to drink?  How do you shelter from the wind and the rain?  How are spiders webs made? Can you build a tower of twigs without them falling down?  What skills have you used?   Have a look at the  photos and see how we solved the problems.

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Learners make decisions

Gerald knew he wasn’t great at dancing but rather than letting this decide his fate he made a decision. Learning is the same, do you give up when you find your learning or dancing difficult or do you use it as an opportunity?

How do your feelings and emotions impact your decisions?

How do the thoughts in your head impact your decisions?

What decisions will you make in your learning?

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