Roald Dahl day - 10th September
Today we celebrated Roald Dahl Day. There were various activities based around some of the authors best selling books and to finish off the day the children had a story read to them from the Roald Dahl collection.
McMillan Coffee Morning - 6th October
As part of the School's coffee morning, the children in Maple Tree made their own cakes and decorated them also. We then sat down and discussed what McMillan do as a charity and who they support. The best part of the day was surely eating some of their cakes!!
Halloween Day - 22nd October
To bring the Half Term to an end, we celebrated Halloween in Maple Tree. We designed and carved out our pumpkins, had lots of party games, held a Halloween disco and got dressed up in spooky costumes for the day. Everyone had so much fun!
Thursday 11th November
As well as performing a 2 minute silence for remembrance day, we also researched into the history of the Royal Navy. We discovered when it was created and how it has been used over the past two centuries for war and expeditions. To finish off the session, we got the class to keep up with some exercises that the Royal Marine Commandoes perform. The children did very well!
Monday 31st January
As part of our current volcano topic, we looked at creating a piece of volcano art in the form of Pop Art, inspired by Andy Warhol. We investigated the colours and patterns that he used in his creations and used those techniques to create our own volcanoes. The whole class were very creative!!
Tuesday 1st March
To celebrate Pancake Day, we watched the Maid Marion pancake song and decorated our pancakes with syrup, chocolate spread, strawberries, bananas and sprinkles.
Thursday 3rd March
We had some amazing outfits in Maple Tree today! We had wizards from Harry Potter, Storm Troopers, Woody from Toy Story and even a dragon!! The children were read The Danger Gang by Tom Fletcher, it really was a 'Freaky' story!
Today we celebrated Red Nose Day in style. Everyone came in a red item of clothing apart from some of the staff who wore pyjamas or a whoopy cushion. Cakes were made, all activities completed were done in red pencils (the children's idea!), a special guess the joke punch line quiz and an amazing tasting challenge to raise even more money for such a good cause.
As part of our current topic on The Black Country, we went to The Black Country Living Museum. We looked around the houses to see how people lived during the Victorian times, watched a show about the dangerous gases down mines and walked around the shops from the 1930s. We even had some 1930s chips which were delicious!! There were Victorian games and a cinema we sat in. The day was amazing.