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.
We have enjoyed a wonderful day of reading! From reading detective activities to performance reading in assembly, active reading sessions to shared reading with parents. Thank you to all the children for being so motivated and eager to share their love of reading. It has been a pleasure to visit each class today and share in the excitement. Remember that reading opens many doors and the readers of today…are the leaders of tomorrow.
Pop into the hall tomorrow at 2.15 to hear a story read to you by one of our Maple Cross pupils.
Our children have been preparing special stories to share with you to celebrate World Book Day!
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!
Welcome back to the new half term. We hope everyone had a great weeks break and squeezed in lots of reading ready for World Book Day.
This week we are hosting an art enrichment week which will give pupils opportunities to work with artists, visits galleries and unleash their creativity. Have a look at the art bellow. Which is your favourite and why? What techniques and styles are similar and different? What moods and atmospheres do they create? Why?
This morning I walked around school with a camera. In just ten minutes, in KS1, I joined in a gymnastics lesson with Year 2 and our new PE coach Ms Webb, read with Year 1 in their phonics session before moving on to maths where they were comparing amounts using the language of fewer.
Today in assembly I shared an image with the children.
What do you think?
What is the difference?
Why is there a difference?
How would you explain the difference?
Do you agree with the difference?
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.