Year 5 and Year 6 opened their Roman museum for one afternoon only. It was filled with their learning from school and home. It was wonderful to see so many people coming in to share the learning.
Today we were joined by students from Brunel University who spent their day exploring Maths in a primary school. They observed a range of Maths from Active Maths and Chatty Maths to Power of 5. They spent their time this morning in EYFS and a year 6 and this afternoon, in KS1&2, ending with joining the Chatty Maths workshop.
Students from Brunel, it would be great to hear your thoughts about what you saw today!
Dear the Maple Cross family,
Just wanted to thank you all for your wonderful cards and presents, you’ve all been extremely generous. I’d also like to thank all the children – at Maple Cross – I have loved every minute of the last three years – please keep up with all your sports – especially fit 15!😉 I look forward to coming back and seeing you all soon! Miss you all x
Lots of love
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.
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?
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.
The children were a credit to the school and the librarians were astonished at the outstanding behavior they all demonstrated.
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.
This morning, Year 6 have been busy baking various treats ready to sell at the bake sale this afternoon. Each item is only 50p and the money raised will be going to The Bertram’s Just Giving page. Come and join us on the playground straight after school today!
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.
Tonight our Governors from R&P met to discuss topics surrounding the following:
*Scrutiny of 2016.17 budgets
*Discussions around school spending and future expenditure
*Upgrades and improvements to classrooms and school environment
Many thanks to our dedicated Governors who continuously strive to drive the school forward.