Wednesday 7th September
No rest for the wicked, straight back into school for a tarsi puzzle challenge!
Tuesday 13th September
Today saw us celebrate Roald Dahl Day with a full focus on activities based around his life work. We looked at comprehension tasks about his life, focus tasks on a range of his books, watched Willy Wonka and finished off the day reading The Twits.
Friday 16th September
Today we made cards and pictures of condolences for the Queen and posted them to Windsor Castle to show our respect.
Tuesday 27th September
In Maths we used place value grids and counters to partition 3 digit numbers. We had 6 numbers that we had to create on the grid and then challenged our partners to come up with new numbers for us to partition.
Friday 30th September
Today's Thrive activity saw the children use their teamwork and communication skills to solve a problem. They all had to stand on an overturned rug, then working together turn the rug over and stand on it correctly without anybody touching the floor!
Wednesday 12th October
This weeks music lesson saw the children learning a new beat. They began by clapping, clicking and stomping from a slow to fast beat, then transferred those skills to a range of musical instruments.
Monday 31st October
Our Halloween fun and frolics. We took part in making popcorn over our forest school firepit, apple bobbing, witches hoopla, blood doughnut challenge and pin the sweet in the ghost's mouth.
Tuesday 6th December
Today's PE lesson was an old favourite activity, ULTIMATE ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS. The kids enjoy the energy, suspense and competitiveness of a twist on a playground favourite.
Monday 12th December
Today was our Christmas jumper and meal day. We all came together to have our lunch together, read out the awful cracker jokes and listen to Christmas music. We also planned to cook our own pigs in blankets, sausage rolls and cookies for our party later in the week.
Our PE lesson today was trying our hand at crazy golf. The two classrooms were turned into our very own 9 hole course with a range of different challenges. It was awesome!!
Tuesday 14th February
To finish off our Roman food DT topic we cooked ourselves a Roman Feast. Our dishes were ova spongia ex lacte, isicia omentata and libum. Otherwise known as omlettes, burgers and cake. Everyone's favourite dish was the burger!
Tuesday 14th February
In the afternoon we held our Valentines Party. There were a number of Valentine themed activities and games that the children participated in. There was a donut eating challenge and to finish the day off the staff and children held the first cake decorating competition that was judged by Ms Evans.
Thursday 15th February
We celebrated Pancake Day slightly earlier this year. For our cooking lesson this week, we mixed all the ingredients together and fried them. We chose from chocolate, honey, lemon and sugar for our toppings.
Tuesday 7th March
We were very lucky to have a special guest visitor today. Adam Waldron, from Ska Boys Boxing Academy came in and put the children through their paces. He began with a Q&A session, into a warm up then gave everyone the chance to put on a pair of boxing gloves and have a couple of minutes light sparring with him. Everyone enjoyed it so much that he is welcome back anytime!
Maple Tree were treated to a day of risk taking and pushing themselves beyond their limits at Kingswood Aventure, Shropshire. When we arrived we were taken over the obstacle course, here the children were set a number of teamwork challenges. Following that, we turned into Hawk Eye, Green Arrow and Robin Hood where were fired arrows towards the targets. After lunch we became builders and climbers. Crates were staked tall until the instructor called out “Timber” At that point the children jumped off and swung around before being gently lowered to the ground. A great day was had by all!
Tuesday 16th May
Today we celebrated the Coronation in style. We had various activities based about the Royals and the Coronation. The children decorated their own crowns with a variety of sparkly looking jewels and gold & silver ribbons. We all ate our Coronation lunch together and played games in the afternoon. We even won the competition for the class with the best decorated crowns!!!