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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

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. 

๐Ÿฅฐ Nativity! ๐ŸŽฌ

I am so very proud of everyone for int he nativity this year. They all did so amazing!

๐Ÿคฉ Stars of the Week โญ๏ธ

It's been a very busy week this week with our nativity play! 
My handwriting award is for Savannah who has been working very hard in improving her handwriting.

My maths champion is Reggie who has been working very hard and has brilliant knowledge of sides and vertices of 2D shapes. 
My reading award is for Cara who has been reading all of her many lines beautifully in the nativity. 
Finally, my teachers award is for Jacob who continually participates in all subjects and always tries his hardest! 

๐Ÿ“š Parents Reading Morning ๐Ÿฅฐ

Amazing attendance! Go Maple ๐Ÿ

Contractions!

๐Ÿคฉ Stars of the Week โญ๏ธ

It's been a very busy week this week with us all working on our assessments! 
A big shout out for my two teachers awards! 
Jenson is such an amazing role model in class and Victoria has been a super worker this week!

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done to my stars this week! 
my reading award is for Carter who always is so enthusiastic when reading and loves to tell me lots of new information!

My handwriting award is for Honey who has been working on her beautiful handwriting! 
My maths champion is Victoria who has amazing knowledge and is working really hard!

Finally my teachers award is for Ella who has been trying really hard in focusing throughout lessons! 

๐Ÿงธ Sorting our toys! ๐Ÿช

This week we have thought carefully on how we could sort our toys! We thought of different ways and then placed our own new toys and old toys onto a Venn diagram! 

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done to our stars this week!

Remembrance Day Art ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐ŸŽจ

Science - What makes a healthy plant? ๐Ÿค” ๐Ÿง

In science this week we have recapped last lesson on what makes a healthy plant and we all wanted to know if everything is important for plants to grow. We had the opportunity to plant daffodil bulbs and then got to choose where to put them. We have two on the window sill but one will not get watered, one under the sink so it doesn't have light and one outside where it is very cold! We are very interested to see what happens! 

๐Ÿ“š Parents Reading Morning ๐Ÿฅฐ

It was a lovey Monday morning with parents coming in to read with us! It was so wonderful to see everyone reading and enjoying lots of different books! Thank you parents and I know we are all looking forward to the next one! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿคฉ

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

It's been a very busy and brilliant first week back after half term! 
My reading champion is Demi who is always a pleasure to listen to when she is reading. 
My maths champion is Aston who has contributed so much this week with his amazing knowledge on adding to the next ten. 
My handwriting award is for Belle who worked really hard on her handwriting and presentation in our history lesson. 
And my teachers award is for Pippa who is always kind, caring and willing to help around the class!! 

Studying teddy bears

In DT, our project is to create a moving teddy bear. Today we studied teddy bears looking at how they move. We noticed that we can move their heads, arms, legs and sometimes their ears! However, Ellis told the class how they can't move like our arms but can only move in a straight line and cannot always bend. 

Old or New - which toy do you prefer?

Our topic title this half term is 'Old and New - which toy do you prefer?' We are focusing on the history of toys and are even going to create our own moving teddy bear!

As a hook, we got to bring in our favourite toy and then got to explore different toys throughout the ages. We had to think and test how you would play with it and how long ago we thought it was created! We had lots of fun๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

We are all really proud of our stars this week! 
My handwriting award goes to Ellis for amazing handwriting, not only did he impress me but other teachers in KS1!
My Maths award is for Destiny who has worked so hard on her knowledge and participated amazingly throughout all lessons!
My reading award is for Kaiden and his amazing participation when reading our class book in phonics.

My teachers award is for Frankie who always puts 100% into everything he does and being such a great role model :) 

Give racism the red card! ๐Ÿ”ด

This week we have completed our houses. We looked at wooden houses again and looked carefully at the colours and textures. We then picked and decided on the colours and paintbrushes we would use. Look at how amazing they have turned out! smiley

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done to my stars this week!

My reading award is for Sophie for her brilliant reading of our book 'I dare you'. 
My maths award is for Alannah who has worked amazingly at ordering and comparing numbers. 
My handwriting award is for Amelie who has impressed me with her handwriting. 
Finally, my teachers award is for Cara and her fantastic knowledge in our history lessons on The Great Fire of London!

๐Ÿ  Designing houses ๐Ÿ‘ท

Today we studied wooden houses and thought about the style of house from 1666. We then created our own from clay ready to be painted next week! 
We discussed how to create different textures and the depth of our pieces as well as joint pieces of clay together by using slip. 

๐Ÿ˜Š Amazing Homework ๐Ÿคฉ

๐Ÿ’ป computing ๐Ÿ’ป

In computing, we have been focusing on logging onto the laptops and exploring PurpleMash again before starting our coding lessons! 

โญ๏ธStars of the Week๐Ÿคฉ

This week we have been very busy writing a fact file about the Great Fire of London and working really hard on our presentation. 
My star reader this week is Jacob who just wants to read all of the time and can tell me so much about them!

My mathematician this week is Charlotte who has been working really hard on her place value and counting in 10s. 
My handwriting award is for Elsie who has been working really hard on her handwriting and presentation!

Finally my teachers award is for Honey who has been working so hard and always puts 100% into everything! 

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done for another super week!

My handwriting award went to Milo who is really working hard on the size of his writing. 
My maths award went to Zac who has been trying super hard with his place value knowledge. 
My reading award is for Ace and his amazing comprehension skills!

And my teachers award is for Savannah who has such a sunny disposition and always tries her hardest!

Place Value ๐Ÿ”ข๐Ÿงฎ

In maths we have been looking closely at the place value of tens and ones. We have been using base ten, place value grids and whole-part models to help deepen our understanding. For each 2-digit number we make, we are using our sentences 'There are __ tens and __ ones. The number is __'

We have also used this sentence to help our problem solving knowledge. ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐ŸŽตPitch and dynamics๐ŸŽต

In music this week, we have been focusing on the pitch and dynamics of our music. We looked at a fire that had a big flame and a small flame and used it to represent a high pitch/loud sound and a low pitch/quiet sound. We also looked at the difference between a tuned and untuned instrument! ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽต

Tuned instruments

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Vlad and the Great Fire of London ๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ€

During our Story time, we have been focusing on the book Vlad and the Great Fire of London. We thought carefully about the main parts of the book (and our favourite parts!) and created freeze frames to demonstrate them! We are, eating cheese, sleeping by a fire and escaping the fire!

๐ŸŽค Londonโ€™s Burning ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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Today in music we looked at the song London's Burning as it links to our topic "Who was to Blame for the Great Fire of London?". We looked at what a round was in music and focused on the dynamics whilst singing the song. 

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week โญ๏ธ

For the first full week back it was very tricky to select my stars, everyone has been working so hard! Well done Poppy who has been telling me a lot about all the books she loves, she also shows lots of understanding to our class book Vlad and the Great Fire of London. Well done to Carter who has been working really hard in our maths lessons and shows some super understanding to place value. Well done to Jenson who has really impressed me with his beautiful handwriting and a big well done to Serayah for being such an amazing role model for everyone in the class!! Keep it up ๐Ÿ˜

What do we want to know about the Great Fire of London? ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿค”

Our new topic is called Who was to Blame for the Great Fire of London? 
We are focusing on the key historical events and where this chronologically fits in with our knowledge of history. We are also looking into the key historical figures of Samuel Pepys and King Charles II and what roles they had during the fire. This also links to our science topic of uses of everyday materials as we are learning about what is a material and what is an object as well as describing simple properties each material has.

 

Here are some of our questions we would like answered by the end of our topic.

Archive 2021-2022

Parent Celebration

 

To complete our topic about the seaside, we had lots of fun making our own ice-creams. We were lucky enough to be joined by some of our parents as well. 

 

They tasted delicious! ๐Ÿฆ

Spanish Day - 8th July 2022

 

Today, we became musicians, artists and dancers in our Spanish Day. 

We began the day listening to Spanish music and discussing the tempo, dynamics and pitch. 

Next we created our own art work in the style of Picasso, a Spanish artist. 

We ended the day with some dancing. 

 

Feel good Friday! 

 

This week, we have celebrated Children's Mental Health Week. We have had different themes each day;

Mindfulness Monday, Teamwork Tuesday, Wellbeing Wednesday, Thoughtful Thursday and Feel Good Friday! 

 

Maple class love dancing and what better way to make us smile and happy than dancing! 

Feel good Friday ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป

Sports Day 2022

 

What a glorious afternoon we have had! A huge thank you to all of our parents who came to watch our children participate in their sports day, and to those parents who love a good race as well - over 30 parents participated in our parent race and luckily no-one fell over! 

Sports Day 2022 ๐Ÿ…

20.05.22 - The day we became Palaeontologists.  

 

Today we we were visited by a man who brought with him lots of interesting objects from millions of years ago. Can you guess what they were? 

Take a look at our pictures to see the amazing fossils we found! 

 

 

17.05.22 - Rainbow Day ๐ŸŒˆ

 

Today we celebrate. We celebrate equality, respect, kindness, and humanity. 

#internationaldayagainsthomophobia โค๏ธ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ

 

 

Maths Learning in Maple - Summer 1

 

This half term, we have been learning about measurement with length and height. We have completed lots of practical learning around this. 

 

World Maths Day 23/3/22

 

Today is World Maths Day. 

Below are some ideas of activities you can do at home with your child. 

We hope you enjoy doing some of them.

Parents’ Reading Afternoon

 

A big thank you to our parents and carers who came in to read with us this afternoon. 

 

 

We love to boogie! ๐Ÿ•บ๐Ÿป

 

Sometimes, we just need a little brain break and what better way than having a dance! 

Spring 2 ๐ŸŒผ 

 

Hello everyone,

I hope you have had a lovely first week back in school. Although this is a very short term, we’ve got lots of exciting and fun things planned. 

 

We have now moved our PE slot to a Thursday. Can we all make sure our PE kits are in school, and stay in school until the Easter holidays. 

 

Keep your eyes peeled on our blog page to see all of the things we get up to this half term. 

 

Miss Jones ๐ŸŒธ

Homework Grid Spring 2

 

Hi Maple,

 

I have attached your new homework grid below. 

I really enjoy looking at the homework you do and send to me on Google Classroom. It always makes me smile :)

Thank you for all the hard work you do at home and thank you to your parents for supporting you with homework.

Remember, you choose what you would like to do from the homework grid. We ask that you complete at least 1 task per week, but you can do more if you want. 

I am looking forward to seeing some more fantastic homework!

 

Miss Jones

Fruit Kebabs! 

 

Today we spent the afternoon creating our own fruit kebabs linking to our topic about Africa. We had learnt about which fruits are grown in the UK, and which fruits are grown in Africa. 

We then developed our cutting and slicing skills - Miss Jones held her breath the whole time! 

Take a look at our pictures. ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐ŸŒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿ‰

Homework Grid Spring 1

 

Hi Maple,

 

I have attached your new homework grid below. 

I really enjoy looking at the homework you do and send to me on Google Classroom. It always makes me smile :)

Thank you for all the hard work you do at home and thank you to your parents for supporting you with homework.

Remember, you choose what you would like to do from the homework grid. We ask that you complete at least 1 task per week, but you can do more if you want. 

I am looking forward to seeing some more fantastic homework!

 

Miss Jones

Our Topic - Who is your hero?

 

Over the last 6 weeks we have been learning about heroes. 

Our topic working wall helps us to see an overview of everything we have learnt. 

 

What do you think?

Tuesday 12th October 

 

Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole

 

During our topic, we have learnt about the lives of 2 significant people. Alongside this, we decided to learn some important skills. This week we have learnt how to apply a bandage to a wound and create our own herbal remedies, just like Mary Seacole. 

 

Take a look at the fun we had! 

 

 

Google Classroom

 

We are now putting homework on Google Classroom for the children to complete. 

There would also be learning put onto Google Classroom if the school had to shut due to unforeseen circumstances.

There has been an invitation sent for them to accept and join the classroom. 

Every child has their e mail address and password which they will need to access the classroom in their reading record book. 

I am also attaching a guide to using Google Classroom which will hopefully help you if you are new to this!

If you need any support with this, please contact your child's teacher or me (Mrs Waddell) and one of us can go through this with you. 

There are also useful Read, Write, Inc videos for the children to watch to support their learning in school. 

 

Remember: we are here to help! 

Mrs Waddell

A helpful guide to Google Classroom

Friday 24th September 2021

 

Who is your hero?

 

This week we were lucky enough to have a visit from some real life heroes:

Lisa and John our PCSO’s

Sergeant Dickinson a police officer

Vicky and her guide dog Albie

and Mrs Waddell - our longest serving teacher at New Moston. 

 

The children thought of questions they could ask our heroes about their jobs. 

Friday 17th September 2021

 

Superheroes and Biscuits - what more could you want? 

 

We designed our own superhero logo and then had a go at creating our own biscuit. We have evaluated our biscuits stating what we liked, what could be improved and of course completed a taste test! 

 

Have a a look at some of our designs ๐Ÿ˜‹

Sunday 12th September 2021

A big hello Maple Class! 

 

We have had a great first week getting to know each other and our new classroom. Mrs Whittaker and I are looking forward to this year! In our assembly this week, Miss Maynard talked about a new year, making new memories and writing your own story of Year 2 - hopefully this blog will show all of our memories over the year.

 

On here, I will be posting updates on what we get up to in school; lessons, amazing pieces of learning and star of the week to name a few things. 

 

I am looking forward to next week with you and getting to know you even more!

 

 

Miss Jones 

x

 

Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

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