WOW! What a fantastic first term we have had in Maple Class. The children have enjoyed many of our subjects and have learnt lots of new things! Particular highlights have been writing our own romantic narrative based on the Pixar Short, The Blue Umbrella. Our Guided Reading sessions have continued to explore the novel The Butterfly Lion and the children have enjoyed learning about Ruby Bridges, as part of our learning in Black History Month. In Maths, we started with place value before moving onto using mental strategies for addition and subtraction. The children worked hard to master these skills, using concrete resources to support them in their learning.
The children have also loved learning about our Geography topic this term; Where in the World. Particular highlights have been using our atlas skills to locate capital cities on a map and learning about the different human and physical features of European countries. Science has also been a firm favourite this term. The children have been investigating the life cycle of flowering plants and how water is transported through plants – why don’t you ask us about how it works? We then used our knowledge of plants to create botanical inspired drawings in Art. Our last lesson involved taking texture rubbings and creating nature-inspired artwork in the style of Max Ernst and botanical artist Maud Paudy – it was great fun!
In RE, we are studying Sikhism and the children have been learning to understand the reasons why a Sikh may choose to join the Khalsa. Our lessons involved learning about the 5 K’s and explaining what each one symbolises. Maple Class have also thoroughly enjoyed Computing this term. Pupils have developed their understanding of digital devices, in particular, using a Chromebook with a painting application to create their own digital painting. PE has been another highlight - the class have enjoyed developing their confidence and football skills while being taught by a professional coach. Weekly French lessons have become a firm favourite, and the children look forward to their Forest sessions with Miss Richards each week.
I look forward to another brilliant term with Maple Class! I hope you all have a relaxing half term break.
Welcome to Maple Class! We have had a super start to the year and the children have shown great maturity and enthusiasm for learning across all aspects of the curriculum. In Maths, the children have been learning about place value and have enjoyed learning to partition numbers to 100. In Writing, the children have started their own narrative based on the Pixar short film ‘The Blue Umbrella’.
The class have particularly enjoyed the opportunity to get creative and create their own Harvest Art. Weekly French lessons have also been a firm favourite. PE on a Friday afternoon has been another highlight – the children have enjoyed developing their football skills with a professional coach.
All in all, it has been a fantastic first week of Term 1! Keep checking our class page for updates!