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!
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?
Earlier this week, Year 3 and 4 spent the day at the British Museum in London. They got to see real artifacts from Ancient Egypt and gather even more information! Come and speak to us about our day and we can share more with you!
Today, years 2,3,4 and 5 were visited by the Sikh Education Service.
The day started with an assembly for all four classes, in which Mr Singh taught children about respect, integrity, how special we all are and performed a musical number for the children. The children really enjoyed interacting throughout the assembly.
This was followed by interactive workshops for year 3 and year 4 for the rest of the morning.
Today, Year 3 finally got to unwrap their new guided reading books. After making predictions using snippets from the text they were shocked to discover most of their predictions were far away from the plot described on the blurb!
They then settled down to a few moments of reading to discover some more clues in the first few pages.
Today in assembly I shared an image with the children.
What do you think?
What is the difference?
Why is there a difference?
How would you explain the difference?
Do you agree with the difference?
Year 3 and 4 children walked down to the Reach Free School this afternoon to take part in a Winter Olympics multi skills event. In small teams, the children had the opportunity to take part in a range of activities. Basketball, boxing and skipping were the favourites! It was fantastic to see two local schools learning together through sport and great leadership and collaboration skills were shown by many. Thank you so much to the children and staff from the Reach Free School for organising a fantastic afternoon of sport.