This morning pupils in Year 3, 4 and 5 met with students from The Reach Free for a morning of art. The Reach Free students demonstrated the use of line and tone from The Formal Elements of Art. The pupils of Maple Cross learnt some new skills and were very enthusiastic about the experience. Thank you Reach Free for a lovely morning.
This evening the full governing body met. The Chair started the evening by leading the governors in a short training session on finance. During the main body of the meeting, the Headteachers’ report was received and curriculum subject reports on Reading and Science. An update on Pupil Leadership, including School Parliament was received.
Minutes from the last meeting were approved and signed and actions arising were discussed.
Governors were updated on training opportunities that are available in the New Year.
School policies were reviewed.
The next meeting will be on Monday 27th January 2020.
In year 1 we are reading How to catch a star by Oliver Jeffries.
Today, during a literacy lesson we were ‘star catchers’ on the hunt for stars hidden in our woods!
We practiced staying in role and writing about how we would catch stars.
Year 1 are learning about the different attributes within seasons. Do you like our seasons display? We used different materials to create what a tree would look like in the 4 different seasons. Can you guess what tree goes with what seasons?
In Nursery the children learnt about Remembrance Sunday and why poppies are used in remembrance. Then they made some poppy pictures using potato printing, a skill they learnt a few weeks ago.
Nursery this week have been finding out all about Diwali. They learnt the story of Rama and Sita, drew Rangoli patterns on the pavement outside the office to welcome visitors and to wish everyone a Happy Diwali, made Diva lamps and decorated hand templates in Mehndi.