We have lots of lovely awards to share this week!
Congratulations to Super Stars Amber and Bevan. Amber has done amazing column addition and Bevan volunteered to sing a solo and was fantastic!
People zooming forwards with their Lexia work this week, and gaining their next certificate, are Arthur, Finn and Bevan.
Our TTRockstar is Autumn.
Maple Class has had a very thoughtful week starting with Mr Cruttenden very kindly telling us all about what his own family got up to in WWI and WWII and all the places they served. Then we wrote our own song lyrics, all about Remembrance Day and the sacrifices made. The children did really well and wrote some very powerful lyrics and it was very special to listen to them perform their own songs, with Mr Cruttenden accompanying them on the guitar. The musical theme continued when we tried a new virtual music lesson with Mrs Fletcher. The children sang beautifully and had great fun.
In science we have been looking at all the different types of scientists there are and how science can be used in different jobs. We identified the three types of science a forensic scientist uses and had great fun taking prints and identifying our own types of fingerprints. We are now investigating sound and how sound can be made. The children all undertook their own individual investigation of sources of sound and how sound waves move.
In art we really enjoyed listening to Jazz and African drumming, and looking at the work of Klee and Kandinsky we created our own pieces, influenced by the music and how it made us feel. We then moved onto creating watercolours of poppy fields, writing appropriate words to place in the outline of the Unknown Soldier.
Our Super Stars since the last newsletter are: Arthur and Bevan for their interesting and thoughtful Sound Collector poetry writing; Nancy and Betty for their fantastic attitude to learning; Naina for her powerful and emotive song lyrics and Moses for his scientific write-up and use of scientific language. Well done to you all!
Children in Need Day:
Maple Class took a very relaxed approach for Children in Need Day and voted to come into school our PJs! We have been looking at ways to look after ourselves and others around us, including how to journal our feelings and making bookmarks giving tips on how to be a good friend.
Welcome to Term 2 Maple Class
Ssh… What’s that noise? Is it a bash, a crash, a shake or a hum?
This half term, Maple Class will be learning all about sound.
To start us off Roger McGough’s poem, The Sound Collector, will inspire us to write our own poetry. Our toes will be tapping along to all kinds of music, and we’ll be listening to song lyrics to get lots of ideas to write our own.
We’ll create artwork that represents jazz music, and look at famous, jazz-influenced art. We’ll investigate sound itself, make vibrations and find out how our ear works, how sound travels and learn about pitch.
Remember to head over to our Google Classroom for our home learning!
Welcome to Maple Class!
Please head over to Google Classroom for our Home Learning.
It has been a lovely return to school and Maple class has already been getting stuck into our Curious Curriculum. Travelling back to 1066, probably the most famous date in English history, we have been asking, ‘I wonder ….… 1066: Why did it change everything?’ We have started to design and make our very own Norman or Anglo-Saxon shields – we’ll let you know how we get on!
PE has been a lot of fun in the sunshine and we have been polishing up our hockey skills and then playing some mini games. We have also started learning Spanish and can already greet people politely!
Here are some photos to show what we have been up to so far……..
Welcome back! Mrs Thomson and I are really looking forward to seeing you back in school. Maple Classroom is looking great, in fact it looks like a whole new classroom and we can’t wait for you to see it. There is a preview below to give you an idea. There will be new routines for us to learn together and a new exciting I Wonder to explore. Enjoy your weekend and I will see you on Monday.
Mrs Maskell and Mrs Thomson