Our Welly Walk leaders today showed great leadership skills by listening to others ideas, overcoming obstacles and ensuring everyone was listening. On top of that they then reflected on their learning using a learning story that had been created through the walk.
Today we welcomed parents and families in to join us during our first writing speed dating session. The children had thirty seconds to copy the pattern or their name before moving to the next pattern.
Today Year 3 started their first reading leadership session with Nursery. Year 3 carefully selected books, and then read it to their partner. Afterwards the reading leaders and Nursery worked collaboratively to add to their reading journals. There were illustrations of favorite characters and settings as well as Year 3 recording on speech bubbles what Nursery had said.
Year 3 were incredible. They patiently asked questions and considered how best to involve their Nursery partner. We look forward to carrying this on every Tuesday morning.
There was a discovery of ice in the Early Years garden this morning. Children realised that the ice was very cold and tried to stop it from melting. Under the shade of the tree was one idea shared as the sun was not shining there.
Year 5 and 6 blew us away with their stunning performances of Shakespeare. It was so incredible to see how hard the children worked, how many risks they took and how well they supported each other to put together such a brilliant evening for everybody. I was so proud of every child, the commitment they made to their learning and the enthusiasm they showed for Shakespeare and acting
What a fantastic evening at Watersmeet Theatre yesterday, where Year 5 and 6 captured the audience with their performances of Julius Caesar and Macbeth. Throughout the weeks all the children have been working extremely hard in understanding their plays, learning their lines, taking risks, learning as a team and this was evident from their performances. Thank you to everyone involved in creating memories the children will treasure for a long time.
Fireworks, candles and food! Nursery explained how Diwali is celebrated and remembered the story of Rama and Sita. They created their own Rangoli patterns as well as designing their own Mehndi patterns.
Wishing all our Maple Cross community who celebrate Diwali a very happy time.
Group 4 showed fabulous skills of leadership, listening, talking and collaboration today by creating part of a story. Great ideas were shared and developed to make a house for the 3 little pigs.