Wishing all our families, and those in our community, a truly Merry Christmas. See you in 2019 ready for more learning.
Term starts at 8.50am on Tuesday 8th January. See you then.
After our discussion in the morning about who the various nations leaders were during World War 2, there are some links below which you may want to use to:
1. Look at the websites below and decide which leader you would like to make a factfile about.
2. Using the sheet provided, create factfile. Remember we are not copying! Write the information down in your own words. We are particularly interested in what they did, and what impact they had on the course of the war.
Within literacy, the children have been rewriting their favourite story, the robot and the bluebird. Today they created their own little bird who brings the robots heart back to life. The focus of today’s learning was the use of water colours and how to create delicate strokes like feathers.
The children reviewed their paintings as a whole class and identified that too much water causes the colours to run. For the second paintings the children decided to use less water and focus on the shapes they can make with the paintbrush.
Today, Year 1 have been creating prototypes of products before creating their final design in clay. The children looked at and discussed existing products before creating a simple version out of card. The prototype allowed them to discuss the dimensions and decide how to overcome barriers.
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.