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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FGB meeting July 2016

Pupil progressAnother interesting and useful meeting of the Full Governing Board was held this evening. As always, thanks to the governors for their involvement, discussion and enthusiasm. Key points in the meeting included:

 

 

  • recieving and discussion of the termly head teachers report
  • discussion of the exciting possibilities within the budget
  • discussion of the superb progression and development of the EYFS
  • discussion of Mrs Trickett’s exciting MEd project around learning environments.

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Resourcing & Personal Governor Meeting

Tonight the Governors from our R&P committee met to discuss a range of school topics. Below is a summery of what was discussed.

  • Staffing for September
  • Reviewed the budget and future financial plans
  • Termly health and safety reports including recent fire drill
  • Review and approval of reports and policies; Charging and Remission Policy and Debt Recovery Policy
  • Review of pupil premium and sports premium
  • Safeguarding update

Great to discuss our on going school development.

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World Book Night

In the UK 36% of people don’t regularly read (DCMS, 2015) and this is something we want to change!

World Book Night brings together a powerful collaboration of national partners – publishers, printers, distributors, libraries, booksellers, private donors, trusts and foundations – to inspire more people to read. Thousands of volunteers share their love of reading by giving out books to people in their communities.

Look out for the free books after school on Friday.

 

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