Year 6 – Trip to Harry Potter Studios

Year 6 had a delightful day yesterday exploring the Harry Potter studios after spending time this year reading the book and watching the film. It was great to see the children noticing the amount of work that had gone into the film and how things were not what they seemed. The children learnt the use of green screen and were amazed at the drawings and planning into the sets.

Year 6 would like to say a huge thank you to Ms Montgomery for taking them to Harry Potter Studios yesterday as a class trip.

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Year 6 – Magistrates Visit

We would like to say a big thank you to the magistrates from Watford and St Albans who came in to school yesterday to share their roles with the Year 6 children. They imparted lots of information and were given some training which was followed by role play where the children were given a case to decide the consequence. Year 6 showed great maturity and the questions asked were thought provoking and opened lots of discussion.

Year 6, what are your thoughts on having the visitors in school?

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Nursery visit Rickmansworth Library

Today Nursery jumped aboard a public bus and headed down to Rickmansworth library. The children were each given a ticket and thoroughly enjoyed looking out the window. There was opportunities to read stories, sing songs and have a go at a craft. The children were given a goody bag including a book. We selected some of our favorite stories to bring back to school and we look forward to sharing them next week.

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The children were a credit to the school and the librarians were astonished at the outstanding behavior they all demonstrated.

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Remembering Ann Shaw…

We were sad to hear that Ann Shaw died yesterday, 17th May 2017.

Ann was a local councillor, former governor, pillar of our community, and friend. She always championed the staff and pupils at our school and helped us in an anyway that she could. Most recently, in September 2016, she opened our new y5/6 classroom and always made time to talk to the children.

Our thoughts and condolences go to Ann’s family.

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Tag Rugby – Year 3

The children have thoroughly enjoyed learning how to play Tag Rugby this term with such talented and polite students from St Clement Danes School. A big thank you to everyone involved in bringing community sports together. We are pleased to now be able to share that going forward into the summer term they will now be learning cricket and golf skills.

 

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Maple Cross Charity Talent Show

We would like to take this opportunity to say… Thank you to all the participants of this year’s Talent Show. As a school, we have raised £192.65 (to date) for the DEC (Disaster Emergency Charity).

As a class, we had great fun planning and participating in the show. Thank you to our judges, the fantastic Mr Roberts, Mr Cook , Noah and Delfin.

Tensions are building and we look forward to finding out the overall winners, who will receive a £25 Vue cinema gift card, in Celebration Assembly tomorrow.

What attributes do you think all the participants had to show this afternoon?

From Year 6

 

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Carol Singing at Tesco, Rickmansworth

img_2740Thank you to all the children, parents, grandparents, carers and staff that came down to Rickmansworth Tesco on Friday after school to sing some Christmas songs and carols, or to offer their support. We were in fine voice!

We collected some money for the PTA while we were there (anyone from the PTA know how much?), but more importantly a good time was had by all. (And we reminded the good folk of Rickmansworth what a fantastic community we have up at Maple Cross!)

Well done all.

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Y5/6: Learning local history from the community.

Last Thursday, Years 5 and 6 were incredibly lucky to receive a visit from Mr Dumbleton. Mr Dumbleton was a young boy, who lived in Maple Cross, at the outbreak of World War 2 in 1939. He brought in lots of ephemera that he collected at the time (and some since) including the tail fin of an oil bomb that landed near where the school used to be; some shrapnel from a land mine that landed near where the school gates are now but ended up in Mr Dumbletons bedroom, hundreds of metres away and other wartime paraphernalia.

The children were enthralled by his stories and asked some excellent questions.

What did you enjoy hearing about? What would you like to know more about?

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