A very warm welcome to Maple class! I hope you have all had a fantastic summer and a well-deserved break; we have an exciting year ahead of us.
My name is Miss Lacey and I will be teaching Maple Class this year with the support of our lovely Teaching Assistant Mrs Hall.
We are very excited about the upcoming school year and have many exciting learning opportunities planned throughout. We will be working alongside Pine Class this year and the children will all have the chance to work with each other.
We will be continuing to send spellings home every week and reading books. If you could help you child practice these frequently through the week and ask them questions about their understanding of what they have read it will support their learning greatly. Also, please ensure that named P.E kits are kept in school every day.
I look forward to getting to know all the children in Maple class and providing enjoyable and engaging learning opportunities throughout the year! If you have any questions please let me know.
In line with the whole school theme of 'I'm a global citizen' we have been looking at how art forms differ from each country. We have started this by looking at aboriginal art from Australia. We looks day different pieces to identify key gestures and patterns. Then we used these ideas to create our own pieces. We have used dot patterns to show indigenous animals to the country. Here are some examples. We hope you enjoy them.
In Maple as class as well as having a fantastic time making healthy flapjacks, we have been improving our fitness and team work skills by playing Kickball. We have learnt the rules so we can play successfully and because we have improved our team work skills we have been able to score more points! We have had a great time.
This term in Maple class we have been learning about looking after our world and the impact that deforestation has. Rachel Glen has write a recount for our recent trip to the Wild Place Project.
On Thursday, Year 2 visited the amazing Wild Place Project in Bristol for a fantastic school trip.
In the beginning, we boarded the coach with our teachers and we travelled on the coach for 45 minutes. After a while, we arrived at the Wild Place Project and went to learn about the giraffes. I learned that giraffe have blue tongues so they don’t get sunburned when they eat. Afterwards, we went to see the fast cheetah. They were lying down in the beautiful sunshine. I liked the cheetahs because they can run really, really fast and also because they are so cute and spotty. After some time, we went to lunch. I had a chocolate spread sandwich and some babybels. I liked lunch because we played merrily in the fun park. Soon afterwards, we went to the fascinating workshop. We learned about the island called Madagascar and the rainforest on it as well as the animals who are becoming extinct. We played a tree game and somebody cut down most of the strong rainforest with a sharp saw. Before long, we moved ono finding out about the island of Madagascar. Eventually, e wen to see the springy lemurs habitat and one lemur looked like a grandpa lemur! After we went to discover the nervous wolves. I saw five of them. It was super doper fun. Finally, we went to look at the cute meerkat’s habitat. Then all of a sudden, we were back on the coach heading back to school. It really as the best day EVER!
During this term in Maple Class, we have been looking at our local area and school community and comparing this to the cultures and beliefs of the wider world. We have enjoyed learning about a traditional African tale called the leopard’s drum where Osebo the leopard boasts about having the best drum in he jungle. When the Kakatsitsi drummers came to visit our school, we got to experience playing the Djembe drums which really bought our learning to life. We learn about how they are made and the importance of drumming in the Ghanian culture as well as different notes and rhythms. We also go to show off our fantastic dance moves!