Rod Rhys-Jones Visits Maple Cross

This week, a real life Antarctic explorer came to visit our Year 3 and 4 children.

It was an incredible experience to learn about this unique environment from someone who has lived and breathed it. We enjoyed experiencing a range of photographs, stories and artifacts to add to our knowledge and understanding of this magical continent.

Come and ask us what we learnt!

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Year 6 – Royal Observatory Greenwich

Monday morning,  Year 6 ventured into London excited for their visit to the Royal Observatory in Greenwich. They explored the Weller Galleries, taking notes and writing questions they wanted to explore in more detail back at school.  Year 6 were blown away by the Planetarium experience and the enthusiasm and dedication of the speaker.

Year 6 –

  • When and how could you use the learning from the trip for future learning in the classroom?
  • What was your favourite scientific fact from the trip?
  • How do you think the trip linked to our science topic of forces?

 

 

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Alien Vote

Year 5 invented their own aliens designing them to perfectly suit a particular planet. They then wrote about their first encounter with their alien.  They should be so proud of the writing they have produced. They have used beautiful language and worked hard to include the cohesive elements we have focussed on.

To finish off their piece of alien writing, Year 5 voted on their favourite alien and piece of writing. The winning alien will feature in our next piece of writing.

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Ernest Shackleton and his crew!

This morning, Year 3 and 4 amazed us all with their character representations of the famous Antarctic explorer….Ernest Shackleton (and his crew). The children have been learning about a sequence of events during a turbulent voyage to Antarctica. Today, these were brought to life!

The children were able to consider feelings and emotions and how to convey these through body language and expression.

See if you can guess what is happening in each freeze frame…

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Space Questions

Today, Year 5 explored their new topic. They looked at the resources and began to ask questions. What would happen if there was no moon? What would happen if a planet disappeared? How do astronauts sleep? Who is Neil Armstrong? Why is there no gravity in space?

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We can’t wait to investigate these questions now.

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Year 5&6 Roman Exhibition

Yesterday, Year 5 & 6 showcased their topic learning at a Roman Exhibition held after school, in the school hall. They had the opportunity to share their Roman clay models they had created, with one another and with their parents/carers and teachers.

Year 5 & 6 – Would you like to do something similar to this again? If so why? If not, why not?

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