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!
Last week, Year 4 enjoyed a trip to the Reach Free school. They learnt how to play handball out on the astro and how to perform a complicated mix of jumps, turns and landings on the trampoline. Year 4 were brilliant at having a go at these new skills even when they felt a little nervous.
Year 4 explored the various Stone Age cave paintings that have been discovered around the world. They used the styles of the different caves to create their own versions of the paintings. It was brilliant to see so many children taking risks in their learning by trying out new ideas, reflecting on what worked well and using this to create their final version.
Year 4 explored the power of their words this afternoon. They spoke kindly to one apple and used hurtful words to another. Although both apples looked the same, when we cut them open, one had been damaged and bruised by our words. How did it make you feel?
This week, Year 4 have been learning ten spellings that do not fit any rules that they have learnt so far. We have been discussing different ways to remember the tricky spellings. We practised the spellings by writing on each other’s backs and guessing the words. What tricks can you remember?
This afternoon, Year 4 hunted for clues about their topic by exploring artefacts and images. They raised some really interesting questions and were able to give good reasons for their opinions. Between them, they correctly guessed that our new topic is The Stone Age. What would you like to find out?
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.