This morning, the whole school spent time continuing to Sharpen the Saw. The focus today was to ensure we exercise so that our bodies are ready for learning. The children made choices about whether they exercised through Fit for 15 or through Fitter Future. Lots of rosey cheeks and smiling faces showing their enjoyment.
This evening there was a meeting of the FGB. Ms Jessica Ackland was welcomed to her first governing body meeting following her recent election as parent governor. Ms Amanda Erasmus has attended her last governing body meeting and she was thanked for all her hard work and dedication during her term as a governor of Maple Cross School. Ms Liz Maykels has been appointed Acting Chair of the governing body until September.
Reports were received from the Head teacher, on English provision and the recent Art week.
The governing body thanked the Head and staff for their hard work which has led to many positive comments during the recent JARV.
Minutes from the previous meeting were approved and signed and actions arising from these were addressed.
Governors were informed of training opportunities including on line courses to ensure their skills are up to date and relevant.
School policies have been reviewed and updated and these were approved by the Governing Body.
The date of the next meeting is Monday 13th May 2019 at 6.00pm
For world Book Day Reception spent the day exploring activities around the book ‘Shark in the Dark’ by Nick Sharratt. The small world area had sharks and other sea creatures and non fiction books. In the creative area the class all had the opportunity to make their own telescope like Timothy Pope from the story. They also supported their class mates who performed the story to the rest of the school by joining in with the repeated refrain ‘Could it be a Great White Shark?’ This afternoon we also had the pleasure of being joined by Year 4 to share stories and read to each other.
Today in Year 1 & Year 2 we had an exciting felt workshop as part of art enrichment week.
After creating some incredible silhouettes in art the past few weeks, children were able to recreate their work using felt. The children learnt about stretching the material, felting it using nets and soap and finally rolling it using a massive wooden roller. Year 1 and 2 saw the rolling as a good opportunity to practice some maths!
The felt pieces are going to be ready for their grand unveiling later in the term at open classroom!
Due to the hazardous road conditions school will be closed as many staff are unable to travel to work.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your support in ensuring everyone is kept safe. We expect to re-open on Monday.