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Welcome to Maple Class!

Welcome to Maple Class’s blog! Please have a look at all the fantastic learning, stars of the week and special activities we complete each and every week! โ˜บ๏ธ

๐ŸŽจ Primary and secondary colours ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

Today we have been learning about primary and secondary colours. Everyone was only given primary colours and had to investigate which ones to mix together to create each secondary colour. We also had a selection of different paint brush sizes and investigated how they create different paint strokes ๐Ÿ˜

๐ŸŽต Finding the pulse ๐Ÿฅ

We have had great fun in music this week understanding what the pulse is and finding it in our song ‘Rhythm in the Way We Walk’ through dance.  ๐Ÿฅฐ

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done to my stars this week!

My handwriting award is for Riley who always takes a lot of pride in her handwriting and presentation. 
My maths champion is Ayesha who has pushed herself in her knowledge in place knowledge. 
My reading award is for Lottie who has done some fantastic reading at home and at school. 

Finally, my teachers award is for Tala who is such a fantastic role model ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿ’ป Computing โŒจ๏ธ

We have really enjoyed our computing lesson this week. Everyone has really impressed me by confidently logging on and personalising their home screens and avatars ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿ‘ฆ

๐Ÿคฉ Stars of the Week โญ๏ธ

It has been a super first full week back learning! Everyone has worked really hard and it was very hard to pick stars!

My handwriting award is for Minnie for taking beautiful pride in her work. 
My Maths champion is for Kuba who has been willing share his understanding with others. 
My reading award is for David who has been working extremely hard in our RWI lessons. 
Finally, my teachers award is for Esmae who has tried so hard this week and is such a super role model to others. ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿงฎ Tens and Ones ๐Ÿงฎ

In maths this week we have been working hard on identifying tens and ones of different numbers. We used base ten to demonstrate our understanding ๐Ÿ˜

โ™ฅ๏ธ Maple Classes First Week ๐Ÿ˜

Maple Class have all really settled well this week! We have read the book 'Ruby's Worry' and thought about our worry's and how they make us feel. We also got used to the classroom and the different areas ๐Ÿ˜Š

Archive 2022-23

Maple Class 22-23 over and out ๐Ÿ˜Ž

What a wonderful year! Thank you to parents for the support and of course everyone in Maple Class. We have learnt some amazing new things and have worked extremely well together! Watch this space for Year Three!!

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

๐Ÿ’ป Pictograms ๐Ÿ“Š

๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ Can we build it? ๐Ÿงฑ

In DT this term we are creating bridges using paper and cardboard. We have looked at bridges around the world, planned and designed our bridges and have started our creating process ๐Ÿ˜

๐ŸŒผ Exploring Habitats ๐Ÿชท

Today we have had a very fun day walking to Moston Brook to look at different habitats for our science topic. We found three different habitats; urban, woodland and pond! 
We looked carefully at what plants and animals we can find in each habitat. 

When we got to Moston Brook, we also closed our eyes and listened carefully to what we could hear. We could all hear different types of birds and buzzing of different flies. Poppy and Victoria even spotted a dragonfly! 

๐ŸŒ World Environment Day ๐ŸŒ

For World Environment Day we started our day with an assembly from Mark about endangered animals and we also looked at different animal habitats.

We then created an animals habitat in class. It was a very fun filled day :) 

๐Ÿคฉ Stars of the Day โญ๏ธ

Well done to all of my stars! 
My champion mathematician is Savannah who has amazing knowledge and understanding of time.

My reading champion is Honey as she really enjoys and listens beautifully to our class book. 

My teachers award is for Demi who has been trying very hard in all of her work!  

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Day ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done to all of my stars this week! 

My champion mathematician if Jenson for always putting in amazing effort and knowledge of our topic on time! 

My handwriting award is for Aston who has been working incredibly hard and listening to advice on how to improve his handwriting. 

My reading champion is Alannah who should be very proud of her reading. 

Finally, my teachers award is for Carter who always puts 100% into everything he does! 

๐Ÿงฎ Numeracy Day ๐Ÿฅฐ

We had a great day on Numeracy Day. We watched a great live stream hosted by Katya Jones and Bobby Seagull in which we joined in with dancing and a maths quiz. It was really great as we learnt that some people may be worried about Maths but that's ok as everyone learns Maths and no one is born an expert. 
We also discussed how we always use maths and how we will use it in our future jobs! 

๐Ÿงญ North, east, south and west ๐Ÿงญ

In Geography, we have been learning about the four compass points and how people use them to navigate and explain a location! We found north, east, south and west in our school grounds using compasses!

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done to my stars this week!

My maths star is for Elsie who has been trying really hard with her fraction knowledge. 
My reading award is for Robyn who has been really enthusiastic about our class book and asking lots of questions. 
My handwriting award is for Pippa who has been listening very carefully to advice on her handwriting. 
Finally my teachers award is for Milo who has been listening very carefully and participating more in class. Well done everyone ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿ“–Meeting different authors ๐Ÿ“š

This week we have had the pleasure of meeting two different authors Sunita Chawdhury and Caryl Hart as well as Bethan Wollvin who illustrates Caryl's books! 

We had a great time listening to the story 'Meet the Weather' and we got to learn how to draw two of the weather characters. ๐Ÿฅฐ

'Why is our capital city so special?' knowledge organiser and homework grid.

Please find below the knowledge organiser for our new geography topic which contains everything we will be learning about as well as the homework grid for summer term :) 

๐Ÿ’ฎ Printing ๐ŸŽจ

In art we have been focusing on printing and how different materials create different textures. We also explored how to create and make different patterns by using different colours and textures. 

๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง The Kings Coronation ๐Ÿ‘‘

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done to our stars this week!

Our handwriting award is for Jacob who has beautiful writing in all of his work!

Our Maths champion is Sophie who has superb knowledge on 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4!

Our reading award is for Milan who has been working really hard in her phonics. 
Finally our teachers award is for Kaiden who has been working really hard and focusing in all lessons! 

๐Ÿ‘ทโ€โ™‚๏ธ Charlie Conlon ๐Ÿงฑ

For assembly this week we had special visitors from Conlon talking about our building work and how to be safe around building sites. We also had an extra special visitor from Charlie Conlon!

โญ๏ธ Stars of the week ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done to Ellis as our Maths champion who has been working really hard sun his fraction knowledge of 1/2!

Our teachers award is for Pippa who has been working really hard throughout all her learning! Well done ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿฅฐ Fun in the sun โ˜€๏ธ

๐ŸŽถ Learning about different notes ๐ŸŽผ

๐ŸŽจ Tones, tints and Shades ๐Ÿ–Œ๏ธ

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

๐Ÿค” What would Moses do? ๐Ÿคจ

In RE, we learnt about the why Jews celebrate Passover and learnt about Moses and how he helped the Jews to safety. We had a conscious alley putting ourselves in Moses' point of view to think if we would do the same thing. 

๐Ÿ“š Maple's own story teller โœ๐Ÿผ

I am so extremely proud of Alannah! 
Alannah entered a writing competition and won with her story Dolly's Holiday. I was so excited to read it as was the rest of the class! ♥๏ธ

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done to my stars this week!

My Maths award this week is for Kaiden who has brilliant measurement skills!

My handwriting award is for Ella who has been working extremely hard on her handwriting. 
My reading award is for Belle who has been going onto reading eggs nearly every day!

Finally my teachers award is for Destiny who has been trying so hard this week! โญ๏ธ

๐Ÿคฉ Stars of the Week โญ๏ธ

Well done to my stars this week! 
My handwriting award is for Cara who has been working extremely hard on her handwriting and the size of her writing. 
My Maths award is for Jacob who always impresses me with his multiplication knowledge.

Reggie is my reading champion who has told me so many amazing facts from all of the non-fiction books he has read. 
Finally, my teachers award is for Alannah who has been doing amazing and really pushing herself in all of her work! โค๏ธ

๐Ÿพ How does Pippa stay healthy? ๐Ÿค”

For our Science topic we have been focusing on how pets stay healthy. Ms Maynard brought Pippa into class so we could ask her questions on how she looks after Pippa and what Pippa needs.

๐Ÿฃ Maple meeting the ducklings ๐Ÿฆ†

๐Ÿ“š World Book Day ๐Ÿฅฐ

Maple Class loved World Book Day this year dressing up as their favourite book characters! We created our favourite characters to retell the stories, had a book swap and had parents/carers in to read with. It was a lovely book filled day.  ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿ“ Measuring using rulers and cm ๐Ÿ“

In maths this week we have been learning about measurement! We thought carefully between length and height and how we can measuring in centimetres. Maple were very good at starting at 0cm to measuring accurately. ๐Ÿ˜Š

Knowledge Organiser Spring 2

This knowledge organiser will give you information on what your child will be learning in their next History based block of learning which is titled: "How have Rosa Parks and Nelson Mandela helped to make the world a better place?"

You can also see the books they will be reading linked to this and may want to read these with your child at home.

Spring 2 Homework Grid

Below is the Homework Grid for Spring 2 for your child. 

All the instructions and expectations are on the grid.

I can't wait to see what everyone does :)

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

๐Ÿ’› Wear Yellow Day ๐Ÿ’›

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done to my stars this week!

My Maths champion is Robyn who has been working really hard on her multiplication and decision knowledge, especially her 2 time tables!

My handwriting award is for Kaiden who has been working really hard on the size of his writing. 
I have two reading awards this week for Ellis and Milo who have done some beautiful reading this week and wanted to share everything they had learnt!

Finally, my teachers award is for Sophie who has been working extremely hard in all of her lessons.

Well done all!

๐Ÿ’ป Computing - creating animated story books ๐Ÿ“š

In computing we have been looking at creating our own books! We had to think carefully about what our books were about and design each page. We our all proud of our illustrations and typing skills as each page needed a sentence to describe what is happening next in the story!

Reading for pleasure โค๏ธ

For all our hard work this week, Maple class voted to read. We really enjoyed sharing books together and telling Mrs Kahn all the wonderful knowledge we had found out ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿชก Our Polar Landscapes ๐Ÿงต

In DT this half term, we have been exploring, designing and creating our own polar landscapes and using the running stitch! We thought carefully about our designs and how we would join the materials. We are very proud of them ๐Ÿ˜Š

Are you taller than an emperor penguin? ๐Ÿง

In English and Geography, we are focusing on Antarctica and emperor penguins! For English, we are writing a non-chronological report on emperor penguins. We have learnt that male emperor penguins are the biggest penguin in the world measuring 1.3 meters but we didn't understand how tall that is! What's a better way to understand the height then measuring ourselves against a life size drawing?!

โญ๏ธ Stars of the week ๐Ÿคฉ

Amazing stars this week! 

My handwriting award is for Zac who has been working really hard on his handwriting.

My champion Mathematician is for Demi who has been working extremely hard with her knowledge on amounts of money.

My reading award is for Pippa who has read some excellent facts about emperor penguins!

Finally, my teachers award is for Belle who has been amazing in English! She has really focused on her non-chronological report about penguins!

Crazy for bagels ๐Ÿฅฏ

From this week forward, we are having bagels every morning! Maple class are very excited and are loving them so far! 

All about synagogues ๐Ÿ•

In RE, we have been focusing on sacred places, especially a Mosque, Synagogue and Church. 
This week we have had a special visitor in to discuss what we could find inside a synagogue and how Jewish people worship. We found out some amazing facts!

Ella was amazed that the eternal light never turns off! 

Many of us were surprised that men and women sit separately. 

Savannah liked hearing the reading of the Torah in Hebrew.

Belle liked knowing they read right to left and would also write like this too! 

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done to the stars this week! 

My handwriting award is for Frankie who has been really working on his handwriting making sure each letter is clear to read.

My reading champion is for Serayah who has been reading beautifully in phonics.

Finally, my teachers award is for Aston who never fails to contribute and share his ideas in all lessons. 
Well done all :) 

Threading a needle and the running stitch ๐Ÿงต ๐Ÿชก

Maths - making amounts ๐Ÿช™

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done and a happy new year to everyone for the first week back!

My maths star this week is Kaiden who has been a superstar at all of the maths vocabulary we have been using when looking at 2D and 3D shapes. 
My handwriting award is for Poppy who has been working really hard in our handwriting lessons. 
My teachers award is for Alannah who has worked really hard in our science lesson.