Ooh arrr me hearties – Nursery pirates sail the high seas!

Today Nursery had a wonderful morning learning to sail. We left school, travelled by public transport and walked through the Aqaudrome. We spotted berries growing and listened to the crickets and grass hoppers in the long, dry grass.

The children were fantastic and it was repeatedly commented on how polite, well mannered and focused they were. Nursery embraced new challenges and obstacles with a “YES we can” attitude. It is great to see them putting all we have learnt to use.

To quote Oli, “This is the best day of my whole life!”

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Montell Douglas Visit & Assembly

Who inspires you? Sports people? Athletes? Olympians? Former GB 100m record holders? Well, you’re in luck!

Montell Douglas is all of those things and she’s coming to Maple Cross JMI tomorrow to inspire, motivate and mentor us. She’ll be doing a special assembly at 1.15pm (parents, if you’re free, you’d be more than welcome) where i’m sure she’ll tell us more about her journey and how she can help us.

Do you think Montell uses the same learning attributes as us, to help her? I can’t wait to find out.

 

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HIIT Workout

Today Reception-Yr4 took part in a high intensity live ‘you tube’ workout, with famous personal trainer Joe Wickes (the body coach). Everyone, including teachers and LSA’s took part. We all showed great PMA, persevering even though it was physically tiring. We all had lots of fun and look forward to his next live workout! How do you exercise at home?

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Au Revoir, Mr Cook…

On Friday, we said farewell to Mr Cook after 10 years service at our school. As was evident in assembly, we will all miss him very much (and i’m sure he’ll miss us too).

Mr Cook, in his own inimitable way, inspired and supported children and adults alike – sure, we’re gutted that he’s left, but I think we’re all better people for knowing, working with, and learning with him.

The great news is that he’s not going far away – and we wish him all the best in his new role at the Reach Free School.

Mr Cook wasn’t sure whether he’d have time to post anything on the blog (he’s at PGL this week), so asked me to say a HUGE thank you on his behalf, to everyone, for his leaving gifts.

Au Revoir, Mr Cook! (more…)

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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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Marathon Kids at Maple Cross

Well done to everyone for keeping a PMA with their daily run. I’ll be honest, I found it really hard work at first but now i’m finding it much easier. Mr Cook and Ms Short have been telling the people at ‘Marathon Kids’ all about it and it’s fair to say that they are very impressed! They wrote about us in their newsletter, which you can view here.

What’s your experience of our daily run? Do you feel fitter? Do you think it might be helping you in the classroom too?

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Year 4 Fit4Fun

Year 4 have been really lucky to have Nick, Sean and Chris, from Apex, visit our school. The children have been learning about and tasting healthy food. They have been doing fun activities to keep fit.

Nick wants to know if you can remember how many portions of fruit and vegetables you should eat a day.

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Year 6 – Zumba

Due to the rain this morning, we were unable to run outdoors so we took the opportunity to do a 15 min Zumba activity which was instructed by Miss Short. Both myself and Miss Short had a great time and felt ready for the learning ahead.

Year 6 – What are your thoughts on the Zumba this morning? Let us know your thoughts.

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