Last week year 1 ventured out on a walk around Maple Cross as part of geography learning. We wanted to spot the human and physical aspects of our local area. Today year 1 learners orally re told the journey we took around Maple Cross. We spoke about the human and physical aspects we saw. Chn remembered they saw ‘a zebra crossing, shops, a field, a park, playground, and their houses. In 2 groups we then drew out our own map of maple cross and used our fingers dipped in paint to re walk the route we took.
Year 1 learners have been enjoying reading ‘Last stop on market street.’ Today we explored what the story might mean when it talks about music being magical. After listening to our own magical music, year 1 learners put into words what they thought magic might look and feel like.
Year 1 have been enjoying exploring maths resources. We have been thinking about how practical resources can help us in our maths learning. This week we have had a focus on cuisenaire rods and numicon. During independent learning we had some great discussions around which numicon would be best suited to build Boris the robot.
The Full Governing Body met via zoom this evening.
The Chair and Vice Chari were appointed with Liz Maykells and Laura Whyte appointed to the roles respectively.
The head teacher’s report was received.
Governors spent time discussing the character of Maple Cross and what makes it an unique school.
The minutes of the last meeting were received and approved. Governors roles and responsibilities and their code of conduct were also agreed. Policies were agreed and adopted.
Governors discussed forthcoming training events.
The next meeting will take place on Tuesday 8th December.
Year 6 have been exploring seven different events which could have contributed to the cause of World War 1. They have been looking for chronological and non-chronological connections between the events and the resulting discussions have been incredible. Following that, we have been making sense of the sequence of events that occurred after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
Year 1 have been thinking a lot about this terms focus of ‘aspire.’ We created class aspirations as a team and then went on to think about what we might aspire to be as we get older. Have a look at all the wonderful ideas we came up with.
Today, children in Reception were very excited to notice that the snails had laid some eggs. They asked lots of questions about the snails and the eggs. We are going to observe the eggs closely and see what happens next!
This morning Nursery went on a listening walk (being aware of different sounds in the environment is an essential early skill required in the development of phonics). We made listening ears to wear on our walk to help us remember that good listeners keep quiet and have their ears and eyes ready. Among other things, we heard birds singing, children’s voices and an aeroplane.
This morning, we were very excited to welcome the first few children to Nursery. We explored both inside and outside areas and went for a walk in the school grounds. Can’t wait to welcome more children tomorrow!