Welcome to Maple Tree
Our class teachers are Mr Swainland and Miss Hockley.
Friday 18th December
All this week, the children have been working on their Nativity. It is amazing how far they have come since joining Maple Tree. Many of our children had been out of school for a long time and most couldn't read when they started with us. We are all so proud of our fantastic pupils.
Wednesday 16th December 2020
Today was the pantomime and Christmas party with a very special trip to the grotto.
Friday 11th December 2020
This week we have been looking at traditional Christmas stories in English and the children have had a particular focus on The Little Match Girl and have written some great descriptions in English.
In the afternoon, we have been looking at the Nativity story and made these amazing models.
Friday 4th December 2020
Our next instalment of vlogs about Maple Tree is now ready. Today, Kaycee will be telling you all about the zones of regulation and the way it is used in our classroom.
Monday 2nd December 2020
Today we made Christingles and the children listened really well to Mr Swainland talk about how they represent Jesus and the world. You can read all about them at The Children's Society.
Friday 20th November 2020
At the end of September, we made a harvest video which included singing, dancing and videos of the children having fun in the woods, picking wild blackberries and harvesting the crops we'd planted last year.
We never shared it on our blog and I didn't want you to miss out! Just click below.
Friday 13th November
As part of our Diwali art day we've been bhangra dancing, listening to stories and making mehndi patterns on hands. Which one is your favourite?
Friday 6th November
We've been learning all about Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot which inspired us to make some amazing fireworks art. Did you know the plotters fled to a house not far from the school?
Friday 23rd October 2020
Our Halloween dressing up day has been a success. We had great fun carving a pumpkin, making ghost handprints and of course doing our phonics and maths. At the end of the day, we had a dance!
Thursday 22nd October 2020
Here is a little video I put together with short clips taken at different points throughout the day to give you a taste of what we get up to.
https://youtu.be/16UTVK6BY4Q - The video is unlisted and can only be watched by people with this link.
Wednesday 21st October
We have been inspired by the artwork of Alma Thomas to create our own paintings.
Friday 2nd October
Our current topic book is "Stig of the the Dump" and we are looking at prehistoric people as part of our history work. Look at the amazing caves and cave paintings we made.
Thursday 24th September
Everyone was really excited when we watched a loud, noisy and exciting play.
Friday 16th September
A day in the life! Take a peek at some of the work we do on a typical day at Maple Tree. You'll also see some of the amazing group writing we did as part of our work on the book "Shadow" by Michael Morpurgo.
Friday 11th September
Our class reader is The Twits to get us in the mood for Roald Dahl day in the school. What do you think of our amazing Mr Twit beards?