Year 5 spent this afternoon completing their fun run event on Chorleywood Common. They showed incredible support by cheering on every member of the class and helping them over the line. It was wonderful to see some children demonstrating such a positive attitude and pushing themselves to complete two circuits of the course.
This afternoon, the year 6 basketball team showed amazing sports skills at the Three Rivers and Watford Sports Partnership basketball competition. They showed great collaborative skills and with it being their first time playing basketball, excellent risk taking was shown. They pushed each other in all their games and they finished the evening as runners up! Well done to Year 6 and Miss Wilson!
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!”
Thank you to everyone that expressed an interest in Watford FC coaching at Maple Cross. The booking websites for the 2017/18 after school football club at Maple Cross are now open! Follow the links below to be taken to Watfords FC’s booking page.
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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.
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?
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…)
This week in PE the children have continued developing their ball skills. Learning to catch a range of balls the children were challenged to make the catches more and more tricky by catching smaller balls and from a further different.
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.
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?