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?
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?
After our discussion in the morning about who the various nations leaders were during World War 2, there are some links below which you may want to use to:
1. Look at the websites below and decide which leader you would like to make a factfile about.
2. Using the sheet provided, create factfile. Remember we are not copying! Write the information down in your own words. We are particularly interested in what they did, and what impact they had on the course of the war.
Tonight, every class shared details of what multiplication looks like in their year group. Teachers, support staff and parents mingled as they shared strategies and tips.
Remember we all need to know our multiplication facts by heart and recall tables at speed and out of sequence.
Year 2 – 2, 5 and 10 tables
Year 3 – 3, 4, 9 and 11 tables
Year 4 – 6, 7, 8 and 12 tables
Year 6 spent the afternoon at St Clement Danes School where they took part in a STEM challenge and had the opportunity to go inside a planetarium. The children used a range of skills to support them during their STEM challenge and asked a range of high quality questions during the planetarium visit. Thank you to St. Clement Danes school for hosting and STEM ambassadors for organising.
This week started with a bang (literally, with an exploding balloon) and finished in style! Everyone in school has been learning how to keep their bodies and minds healthy. Over this week there has been lots going on including . . . . .
- creating safeguarding posters
- teaching others about the NSPCC and what to do with a worry
- trying yoga
- creating healthy snacks
- investigating the human digestive system
- learning how to keep safe online and how our words can hurt others
- bulb planting
- fruit tasting
- creating smoothies using bike powered smoothie makers
- reducing down drinks to discover amounts of sugar hidden inside
Remember to always talk about how you feel and share your worries. If you need any support please head to the NSPCC website or give them a call on 0800 1111.