Reach Free Site Visit – Written by Year 6

Today we visited the brand new Reach Free building site, where most of us will be joining in September. We looked inside the structure and also went up on the roof!

We all felt amazed because it was a once in a lifetime experience. We watched a video of what the current students attending the school thought about their current building and  how excited they are about the new building.

During our visit, we learnt that everyone makes mistakes. They shared some of their obstacles they faced and how perseverance enabled them to move forward.

We would like to thank everyone involved.

They are building not just a building. They are building our future!

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World Book Day 2018

Thank you for a lovely World Book Day in the snow, Maple Cross. It has been a pleasure to see so much learning linked to reading today and our whole school story telling of The Three Little Pigs was a real highlight. Thank you to our visitors who came to read stories this afternoon. It was really special to share our love of books and reading with our wider Maple Cross community. Our library ambassadors from Year 6 did a fantastic job promoting a passion and curiosity for reading by first sharing story clues and then revealing the new book to each class in the school. A wonderful reading opportunity!

There are still books to be won as part of our special World Book Day raffle! Come and play tomorrow! Will you guess which books have been chosen by the teachers?

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Year 6 – Royal Observatory Greenwich

Monday morning,  Year 6 ventured into London excited for their visit to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. They explored the Weller Galleries, taking notes and writing questions they wanted to explore in more detail back at school.  Year 6 were blown away by the Planetarium experience and the enthusiasm and dedication of the speaker.

Year 6 –

  • When and how could you use the learning from the trip for future learning in the classroom?
  • What was your favourite scientific fact from the trip?
  • How do you think the trip linked to our science topic of forces?

 

 

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Food Bank Donation

Huge thanks to our Maple Cross community for raising a magnificent £231.30 at the KS1 Christmas performance and Christmas Celebration at St Thomas’ church.

Our School Council agreed that this should be donated to the local food bank so that we can help local people who, for a variety of reasons, don’t have enough money for a decent meal. Iris, from the food bank, explained to the School Council how the food bank works and showed them how they organise all their food. It’s quite an operation!

Mr Roberts often talks about ‘making a difference. By making your donation, you helped us to help Iris and her team to make a big difference to nearly 70 people/families in the WD3 area.

Thank you, and Happy Christmas!

 

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Reception and Year 6 – Collaborative Cooking

Reception and Year 6 joined together to make gingerbread men, shortbread, cookies and oatmeal biscuits, for the school fair.  Year 6 were very articulate, kind and helpful and enabled Reception to learn how to make the biscuits with them.  The ingredient list was shared with Reception children and together Year 6 and Reception weighed out the ingredients and then made the  variety of biscuits.  Year 6 showed the younger children how to rub the butter into the flour and everyone had a turn.  The biscuits went down a treat at the Christmas Fair.

Year 6 – What skills were required when leading the reception children?

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Year 5&6 Roman Exhibition

Yesterday, Year 5 & 6 showcased their topic learning at a Roman Exhibition held after school, in the school hall. They had the opportunity to share their Roman clay models they had created, with one another and with their parents/carers and teachers.

Year 5 & 6 – Would you like to do something similar to this again? If so why? If not, why not?

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