What helps you to learn your number facts?

Today, Years 2 and 3 had the opportunity to share maths learning games. Year 2 children had designed their own games to support them with learning important number facts. Year 3 children enjoyed the opportunity to share some of their favoured games from class and all children were able to give positive and constructive feedback. It was wonderful to witness the children leading their own learning and valuing the opportunity to interact with other classes.

Which games really help you with your maths skills?

 

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Y3 Fire Safety

Linking in with the sad events of the Grenfell tower fire, Y3 has been discussing and exploring what to do when in a fire. The children went around the school looking for objects that would help keep us safe. We have also discussed what to do if there was a fire at home.

What would you do, Year 3, if there was a fire at home?

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Y3 and Y5 ICT

Today Y5 came into Y3 as ICT experts to show us how to use the explain everything app which links to our class project of fire safety. Y5 used everything they know about communicating clearly when explaining, to help the Y3 children use the app.

Year 3, what was your favourite feature you learnt to you on the app?

 

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Montell Douglas Visit & Assembly

Who inspires you? Sports people? Athletes? Olympians? Former GB 100m record holders? Well, you’re in luck!

Montell Douglas is all of those things and she’s coming to Maple Cross JMI tomorrow to inspire, motivate and mentor us. She’ll be doing a special assembly at 1.15pm (parents, if you’re free, you’d be more than welcome) where i’m sure she’ll tell us more about her journey and how she can help us.

Do you think Montell uses the same learning attributes as us, to help her? I can’t wait to find out.

 

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KS2 General Election Results…

After carefully considering each parties manifestos in class, years 3,4,5,6 and some staff have exercised their democratic right to vote  in our Maple Cross JMI General Election. Here are the results:

 

It will be interesting to see how this compares to the actual result.

If the votes for Liberal Democrats and SNP were combined, can anyone calculate what percentage of the vote they recieved?

How many more votes did the Conservative Party get compared to UKIP?

What mathematical questions can you create based on our results?

 

 

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Toy appeal!

As some of you may know, year 5 have taken upon it on themselves to transform the Courtyard Garden (with the raised pond) into a calm, beautiful place to learn and reflect. They aren’t doing this just for themselves, they are doing it for the whole school community.

They have written to some local businesses to ask for help, but, not wanting to rely on this, have decided to raise some money themselves.

Toy Appeal!

Amman and his team had the great idea of selling 2nd hand (used) toys at the Summer Fair. If you have any toys that your child does not want/use anymore – we’d be really grateful if you could donate them to us.

The toys need to be:

  • In working order
  • Complete
  • Clean
  • Undamaged

This Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (before and after school) there will be a toy ‘drop off station’ in the playground, manned by Year 5. We’d be very grateful for your toy/puzzle/game donations – it will go along way to helping us achieve our aim of a beautiful Courtyard Garden.

 

Garden Fund-Raising Day – Friday 16th June

Year 5 are also planning some fund-raising events on Friday 16th June including: A sponsored fun run, a bake sale and a collection. Look out for more details later this week (they are busy planning them at the moment!)

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Au Revoir, Mr Cook…

On Friday, we said farewell to Mr Cook after 10 years service at our school. As was evident in assembly, we will all miss him very much (and i’m sure he’ll miss us too).

Mr Cook, in his own inimitable way, inspired and supported children and adults alike – sure, we’re gutted that he’s left, but I think we’re all better people for knowing, working with, and learning with him.

The great news is that he’s not going far away – and we wish him all the best in his new role at the Reach Free School.

Mr Cook wasn’t sure whether he’d have time to post anything on the blog (he’s at PGL this week), so asked me to say a HUGE thank you on his behalf, to everyone, for his leaving gifts.

Au Revoir, Mr Cook! (more…)

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