Your learning is posted on our Google Classroom page. Any problems getting on please let me know.
As a school we would like to take part in a challenge set by the Hastings & Rother School Sport Partnership.
They have challenged us to see how many of us can complete the 160 miles from Hastings to Paris, which is the site of the 2024 Olympics, by walking, running and cycling.
Can you all please keep a record of how far you walk, run or cycle over the week and then email me on Friday?
I would also love to see photos of you doing it as well!
Welcome Back – January 2021!
I hope you all had a great Christmas and New Year! School is returning a little differently this term to begin with as your learning will be online for you to do at home. Each day work will be set on Google Classroom and you will be asked to upload / email me what you have done so I can give you some feedback.
Hopefully it won’t be long until we are all back in class together. Please feel free to email me with any questions. firstname.lastname@example.org
MERRY CHRISTMAS FROM MAPLE CLASS!
Have a lovely, fun filled holiday everyone, we’re looking forward to 2021 already!
December in Maple Class:
Here are some of our fabulous finished Christmas pompom snowmen!
In science we have continued to investigate I Wonder…….What makes Sound? We made our own instruments to discover how they each created their own sound and we also built our own 3-D models of the ear, labelling the different parts and how they work.
We have had great fun discovering and researching famous musicians, including Dolly Parton, U2, Taylor Swift and Frank Sinatra and have written some very informative and fun reports.
Thinking about Christmas this year we’ve been discussing how we can bring some happiness to others and, along with Juniper Class, made some Hearts for Homes, to send positive messages to Five Villages Care Home here in Icklesham.
Today has been our Christmas jumper day and we have been making beautiful, fluffy pompom snowmen. In the photo Arthur is showing our starting point of two pieces of card and then we have the final work, we even managed to finger knit a nice warm scarf to dress our snowman!
We’ve been very lucky to have a lot of Super Stars doing amazing things in Maple Class…….. Betty has been working hard and giving excellent mathematical explanations and Millie C wrote a very entertaining and informative report all about Frank Sinatra. Johnie won an award for the care and attention he pays to his writing and Millie J for always trying her best.
Well done also to Layticia who has been really listening in writing and worked hard to create some really lovely work. Arthur is super engaged in lessons, always asking great questions to progress his learning and Percy won for the focus, thoughtfulness and attention he is paying to his learning.
Amber has been doing amazing column addition and Bevan volunteered to sing a solo and was fantastic!
Lovely Lexia certificates have gone out to Arthur, Finn, Issy, Bryony, Fyfe, Eleanor and Bevan. Our TTRockstars are Autumn, Finn and Oscar. Great job everyone!
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