Maple

 Welcome to Maple Class’ Page 

Please click on the link below to see what we will be learning about this half term:

Spring 2 map

Apologies here is the link to Year 2s maths homework this week 31.1.19. Sorry it wasn’t attached to the letter sent out.Reading Scales worksheet homework Year 2 31.1.19

A warm welcome to Maple’s Class page.

Here are a few key pieces of information about our class:

  1. We have PE on a Tuesday and Thursday.
  2. We are encouraged to change our own books daily to help our independence skills.
  3. We read once a week in a guided reading group with Miss Neale or Mrs Venn, this is recorded in a classroom file.
  4. We have homework set on a Wednesday, ready for our quiz on a Tuesday.

Wednesday 16th January

Goodness me what an amazing day we had on Monday!

The children arrived at school with their suitcases ready for a mystery trip to a different country. They came in and made their boarding passes and passports before going into the hall which had been transformed into an aeroplane!

We all boarded the plane, listened to the safety announcements then enjoyed snacks and in-flight entertainment. Mrs Harris who is cabin crew for Virgin  was kind enough to come into school all dressed for work to enhance our experience.

After lunch we experienced lots of activities in class to do with India, from drawing our own Mendi patterns on blank hands to colouring Rangoli patterns.

However our favourite by far was the food tasting!

We tried lots of different Indian foods discussing the smell, texture and taste.

Some of which were rather spicy!

We can’t wait to continue our Indian Topic!

 

Please see this half term’s Curriculum map below;

Spring 1 map

 

 

 Tuesday 12th February

This week we have been working hard to finish up our mini projects within our India topic.

We are all so excited to share with our families our zoo enclosures for native Indian animals, showcase our fantastic tiger paintings and most of all make and taste our dips. Some of which have rather odd combinations including garlic and peach………we shall let you know what it tastes like!

We have had a great time learning how to design and write travel blogs about our trip to India, even though it was rather tricky learning how to find different files within the computer system.

A highlight of our past week was when Miss Neale gave the whole class the achievers award and the behaviour and values award.

The reason for these special group awards:

Achievers

Year 2 for their amazing maths work involving number problems. It has been difficult to learn how to unpick these wordy problems.

Year 1 for their wonderful independent writing using all the skills we have learnt this half term to write their own version of the ‘Journey’ story.

 

Behaviours and Values was awarded to the whole class because over the past half term the children have worked incredibly hard to improve their attitude to learning, their independence skills and working together to create that rich positive environment for learning within our class.

Miss Neale and Mrs Venn are so proud of each and every one of them!

 

Please note: Children’s homework shall now be sent home in a small yellow book. Please ensure this book is handed in on a Tuesday ready for the quiz and go back home on a Wednesday with new homework.

The children will do their spelling quiz at the back of this book so you can see at home which words they found extra tricky.

 

Our India outcome afternoon

Here are a few photos from our wonderful outcome afternoon where we showcased all our hard work from this half term based around the country of India. The children were so proud to show off all their learning and creations, especially keen to share their delicious dips which the children designed and made.

It was wonderful for so many families to be able to join us for this showcase and encourages the children to take great pride in their achievements.  Thank you!

 

Spring 2

The Best of British

This Half term in Maple class we are learning about the Best of British.

This include learning about the Great Fire of London and British Plants.

We began this topic with our launch day which included learning about a variety of British athletes, historical figures, decorating Union Jack flags and of course learning  a fundamental skill……how to make a cucumber sandwich!

We then spent the afternoon outside in the (very un-British) sunshine having our picnic then learning lots of traditional playground games.

                

                 

World book Day

Our Class had the theme of Julia Donaldson, we are so thankful to all the parents and families as they made a great effort to put together some amazing costumes! We had a literature filled day with lots of activities including a visit from a local author Mrs Townsend to read us her wonderful books.

                     

                              

                         

                     

Science Week

This week we have been doing a great amount to learning in science to coincide with National Science Week.

As our topic is plants we have been experimenting with seeds and different growing environments.

As you can see from the picture we chose to plant our seeds in soil, sand and water.

After a few days the water caused the seed to disintegrate  and which in turn gave off a vile smell, much to the delight of the children! Yuck!

Red nose day

For Red Nose Day we all wore the brightest colours we could find! We spoke about what the day was all about and why we raise money for other people. It was also a special day because we finally finished writing up our best versions of our Great Fire of London diaries and sent them off for the national competition!

Chick-chick-chick-chickennnnnnn!

We had some tiny feathered visitors to our class this week, the chick were finally big enough to be held so Miss Neale brought them into the class and, as we sat in a circle, let them stretch their legs by strutting about. We each had a little cuddle and linked it to our science topic of growing seeds.

Miss Neale took the last two remaining eggs home to try and hatch over the weekend but sadly they didn’t, we spoke about how this was similar to the bean seeds we planted. Although they had everything they needed to grow or hatch something wasn’t quite right which meant they didn’t survive just as our seeds didn’t grow.

Beatrice and Alice became mother hens when two of the chicks decided they were warm and snuggly so settled down for a sleep. We have never seen the girls so quite or sitting so still!

Week beginning 25th March

What another busy week we have had!

We will be doing our Best of British Showcase on Thursday.

On Tuesday we had finished our maths lesson, like everyday, but the only difference in this lesson was every……single…..person….. worked 100% independently using all their skills and knowledge to help them.

Miss Neale was blown away she had to sit down!

To recognise this achievement at the end of the lesson we put on our favourite singer of the moment George Ezra then had a sing and dance about!

Click the link below to see the clip of the class!

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Week beginning Monday 1st April

Well where did that term go?

We have had such an amazing term in Maple Class, although we are all very tired and looking forward to the Easter break we have finished on a high from reflecting on our achievements.

This week we have been enjoying lots of Easter activities and sharing all our wonderful Best of British projects. Mrs Hawkings was so amazed she has asked for some to be displayed in the library!

Some of the children were taking part in a show at the village hall including singing, dancing and performing with the musical instruments. They all found their Lions inside to have the courage to do that!

After Easter we will be full steam ahead towards the summer with lots of exciting topics and learning to submerge ourselves in.

Have a peep at our Summer 1 Curriculum map to give you a clue about whats in store!

Summer 1 Map