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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

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 

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Unwritten by Natasha Bedingfield

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