Year 3 and 4 children walked down to the Reach Free School this afternoon to take part in a Winter Olympics multi skills event. In small teams, the children had the opportunity to take part in a range of activities. Basketball, boxing and skipping were the favourites! It was fantastic to see two local schools learning together through sport and great leadership and collaboration skills were shown by many. Thank you so much to the children and staff from the Reach Free School for organising a fantastic afternoon of sport.
Tonight, colleagues from school joined others from local primary and secondary schools. They continued developing their action plan and collaborated with colleagues to refine their ideas. Ms Stickley and Ms Bone are leading projects across school aimed at enhancing the quality of experiences for children and developing the practice of others. Speak to them to find out more.
Today 16 children from Maple Cross spent the day at the Palace of Westminster where we were able to go and explore the House of Commons, House of Lords and also the rooms where the Queen visits, once a year for the State opening.
We are looking forward to sharing our experiences with you at assembly on Friday where we will share how decisions in our country are made.
This afternoon we hosted our first annual cross country race. Year 5 & 6 set of for 5 long laps all around the school grounds including through the woods and passed the pond. They were followed by Year 3 & 4 racing for three laps and Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 racing for two laps.
We awarded a gold, silver and bronze medal to the first, second and third girl and boy in each race. Well done to our winners.
Year 5 & 6 girls – Beth, Katie and Amanda
Year 5 & 6 boys – Matthew, Freddie and Shabbir
Year 3 & 4 girls – Lauren, Gracie and Beth
Year 3 & 4 boys – Isaac, George and Finn
Year Reception, 1 & 2 girls – Ellie, Eleanor and Darcy
Year Reception, 1 & 2 boys – George, Thaddy and Patrick
Tonight, every class shared details of what multiplication looks like in their year group. Teachers, support staff and parents mingled as they shared strategies and tips.
Remember we all need to know our multiplication facts by heart and recall tables at speed and out of sequence.
Year 2 – 2, 5 and 10 tables
Year 3 – 3, 4, 9 and 11 tables
Year 4 – 6, 7, 8 and 12 tables
Today Nursery and Reception had a special visitor from Eugene the Tenrec Hedgehog. Mrs Savage brought her Nocturnal pet friend to visit all the children. It was very exciting and we learnt about what food she likes eating and had the opportunity to hold her or stroke her if we wanted to.
This evening, Emma Gaydon from HS2 kicked of FGB with an update of the impact of HS2 on our community and outlined key areas which she is working on, on our behalf.
We welcomed Mr Munnelly to his first meeting and we are looking forward in working with him.
Topics discussed amongst others:
- Impact of the new maths planning
- SIP and SEF review discussion along with future focus
- School finances
- School parliament update
- Parent questionnaire feedback
- Future redevelopments…. watch this space
- Governor day updates
It was a productive evening full of questions, discussions and further actions.
Date of the next meeting – Monday 21st January 2019
This week, Year 5 have started learning the numbers in Spanish. We talked about Spain as a country and shared few things we all know.
We’ve also made a bunting banner that shows how brilliant year 5 are with numbers.
We are looking forward to the next week’s learning where we will start introducing ourselves.
This afternoon, the entire school, including parents/carers, teachers and children, went outside and cleared areas of the school from rubbish. This was due to the school parliament discussing their end of year goal where they would like to improve the local environment.
During an assembly, prior to the litter pick, school parliament members shared with the school, reasons why the environment is important and projects that will be happening in classes to support the school aim. A newsletter will be coming out next week with more details.
We would like to thank those parents and carers who took time to support our litter pick.
Below is the video, shared in assembly this afternoon.