What does it mean to be part of our Maple Cross community? Today we explored a book about bees who are a great example of a community.
Today, in our first assembly of the year, we explored the skills and language of reflect / lead / aspire.
Here are some picture clues . . . what do you think they mean?
Can you match the language to the attribute skills? Which picture is a learning tracker or target setter? Can you find the picture that represents challenge chaser or team builder?
Welcome to the new school year. We are looking forward to all the children returning on Wednesday 4th September. School starts as usual at 8.50am. Please ensure all uniform is named/labelled and all children have a school bag and their PE kit.
Remember to pack school bags tonight and get the uniform out ready. No rushing in the morning!
Today, different classes worked together to think about how they can represent the concept of LEARNING through Art. The children were not allowed to use pencils or pens and had to be collaborative learners bringing together shared ideas to create these stunning creative pieces.
Each group was able to talk through how their creations were linked to learning. We were very impressed with all of the wonderful ideas that were shared.
Mrs Tricket is very excited to put each piece up for display to welcome us back into school in September.
Please take a momen to talk to your child about the ideas behind their pieces, I’m sure they will WOW you as they did us!
This week, Year 2 are learning to understand all the details on a clock face in preparation for some challenging time problems later in the week. Today they have been turning in 1/4, 2/4 (1/2) and 3/4 turns and always starting at 12.
The pupils have been creating clocks on the playground and applying their fractions knowledge. They have also been describing the details of what they notice when clock hands are at different points.
This morning, the whole school spent time continuing to Sharpen the Saw. The focus today was to ensure we exercise so that our bodies are ready for learning. The children made choices about whether they exercised through Fit for 15 or through Fitter Future. Lots of rosey cheeks and smiling faces showing their enjoyment.
We have enjoyed a wonderful day of reading! From reading detective activities to performance reading in assembly, active reading sessions to shared reading with parents. Thank you to all the children for being so motivated and eager to share their love of reading. It has been a pleasure to visit each class today and share in the excitement. Remember that reading opens many doors and the readers of today…are the leaders of tomorrow.
Pop into the hall tomorrow at 2.15 to hear a story read to you by one of our Maple Cross pupils.
Our children have been preparing special stories to share with you to celebrate World Book Day!
Today in Year 1 & Year 2 we had an exciting felt workshop as part of art enrichment week.
After creating some incredible silhouettes in art the past few weeks, children were able to recreate their work using felt. The children learnt about stretching the material, felting it using nets and soap and finally rolling it using a massive wooden roller. Year 1 and 2 saw the rolling as a good opportunity to practice some maths!
The felt pieces are going to be ready for their grand unveiling later in the term at open classroom!
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?