The Nursery children have returned from half term to find the pirates from their favourite story, Pirates Love Underpants, have taken over their environment! The children have been making treasure maps, pirate faces and looked for hidden treasure. Head on over and find out more.
Welcome back to the new half term. We hope everyone had a great weeks break and squeezed in lots of reading ready for World Book Day.
This week we are hosting an art enrichment week which will give pupils opportunities to work with artists, visits galleries and unleash their creativity. Have a look at the art bellow. Which is your favourite and why? What techniques and styles are similar and different? What moods and atmospheres do they create? Why?
The learning has continued and it is now the start of a long, three year process. Mrs Trickett will be sharing information with Governors, children and staff in the run up to the summer holidays ready for a new school arrival in the next academic year. On Friday, Mr Trickett was learning how dogs can read!
Here is a poster to start thinking about and discussing as a family . . . . . .
On Thursday 21st, Ms Trickett spent the first day of training at DHK HQ in Devon. It was great to hear from a local school who shared their experience of having a school dog and the impact it has on school. With a pass rate of only 30% in the first year, of three years training, the focus is on choosing the appropriate bread for school and home. A lot of work to do but we hope we will be bringing a dog to Maple Cross in the new academic year. Be warned, in Year 1 the dog is behind the scenes and in training.
Check out more info on the DHK website – http://www.dogshelpingkids.co.uk
There was a real buzz of excitement in the community room at lunchtime today as Kevin the chef dished up some authentic, regional Spanish dishes. The children were involved in helping to set up and serve the tapas and listened intently as he explained about the food and its historical background. Everyone, including the staff involved got to experience the amazing taste of a variety of regional dishes, such as gazpacho, serrano ham with melon or manchego cheese, chicken and chorizo paella with meatballs and patatas bravas, all topped off with refreshing Seville oranges and watermelon which the children devoured! (Vegetarian versions were included).
Earlier this week, Year 3 and 4 spent the day at the British Museum in London. They got to see real artifacts from Ancient Egypt and gather even more information! Come and speak to us about our day and we can share more with you!
This week Year 5 started their new art sketch books by exploring different artistic dimensions. Linking to their Spanish topic the children are discovering the styles of different iconic Spanish artists. Come on in and have a look.
Today, years 2,3,4 and 5 were visited by the Sikh Education Service.
The day started with an assembly for all four classes, in which Mr Singh taught children about respect, integrity, how special we all are and performed a musical number for the children. The children really enjoyed interacting throughout the assembly.
This was followed by interactive workshops for year 3 and year 4 for the rest of the morning.