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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‘ทCreating a stable box ๐Ÿ“ฆ

For D.T. this week we finally made our egg boxes! The children told me where to stick their triangular supports to make their butt joints stable. We then decorated them for Ms Maynard's egg. :) 

๐Ÿšฎ The Big Clean Up โ™ป๏ธ

๐Ÿ’ฏ 100% Attendance! ๐Ÿ’ฏ

๐Ÿคฉ Stars of the Weekโญ๏ธ

โ™ป๏ธ Eco competition Winner ๐Ÿ•Š๏ธ

Well done to Minnie for winning the prize for Year 2! Minnie carefully designed a bird house that we can put up around the school to help protect and look after our local birds. Very impressed with her design and hard work! 

๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ”ฌExploring man-made and natural materials ๐Ÿ”

๐Ÿ“š World Book Day ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿฅฐ Parents Reading Afternoon ๐Ÿ“š

A big thank you for the parents and carers who came in this afternoon to read with Maple Class! We all really enjoy reading books :) 

๐ŸŽถ Singing a Round ๐ŸŽค

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Today we have been practising how to use a hacksaw to help us make our boxes. We discussed carefully on how to be safe around a work bench and Jack saw before all getting to have a go. We really enjoyed it. ๐Ÿ˜

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

๐Ÿ“ Exploring Centimetres ๐Ÿง

In Maths we have learnt the difference between standard and non-standard units of measure. We have focused on the importance of starting at 0cm when we are using a ruler and how to see what something is to the nearest centimetre. We had lots of fun exploring the length and height of objects in the classroom laugh

๐Ÿ˜ 100% Attendance ๐Ÿคฉ

๐ŸŽถ Improvising our own song ๐ŸŽผ

๐ŸŒ Where is Blackpool? ๐Ÿง

In Geography we are learning about Blackpool linked to our unit 'Where would you rather be - Blackpool or Rio?'. We used atlases to locate Blackpool and to understand how far away it was from Manchester and in what direction. 

๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿ”ฌExploring different materials ๐Ÿง

For Science this half term, we are focusing on materials and the uses of everyday materials. We thought carefully about what a material is and then explored what materials different objects were made of. We then realised that some objects were more than one material so created a Venn diagram to show what they were made of. 

Where would you rather be-Blackpool or Rio?

We have a focus on Geography this half term and are learning about two places Rio de Janeiro in South America and Blackpool which is in Europe and in the country we live in.


We will learn lots of facts about these places, compare them and ultimately decide where we would rather be! 

The knowledge organiser below will tell you more about our learning.

๐Ÿ’ป Digital Art ๐ŸŽจ

In computing this week we have been exploring pointillism. We used 2Paint to create our own versions!

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

๐ŸŽจ Primary and Secondary colours ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐ŸŽจ

In art we have been exploring primary colours and how we mix them to create secondary colours! We then learnt what tint, tone and shade meant and used white and black powder paint to create a scale of colour! Many of us noticed that if we add white to red it creates pink!

โ„๏ธ Science Season Walk ๐Ÿ

For science this term we are looking at the seasons and seasonal changes between autumn and winter! We worked out that we are currently in winter and went for a walk to explore what winter looked like around us. 
We saw that many of the trees have lost their leaves but some trees and plants, like ivy or holly keep their leaves and still grow slowly. 

What do we know about our school?
We have a focus on History this half term and are learning about the history of our school-the buildings, what it was like to be a pupil here in the past and how things have changed compared to today.
The knowledge organiser below will tell you more about our learning.

๐Ÿ” Why is good hygiene important? ๐Ÿฆ 

Today in science we have discussed the importance of good hygiene.  We partook in an experiment using glitter to represent germs and how quickly germs can spread when we touch something else. We then looked at washing our hands with just a paper towel, then water and finally with soap and water. We learnt that soap helps kills bacteria which is important in keeping us healthy. 

In D.T. this half term, we have been focusing on creating a sandwich! We were given a design criteria that we had to follow very carefully. It included that we had to mix a filling and use salad ingredients what we had to slice. Everyone got to pick the ingredients together to ensure not only they would enjoy them but so that everyone was successful at achieving the deign criteria. smiley

๐Ÿฅฐ Teamwork Makes the Dream Work ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

In our PSHE lesson, we leant about how to work well in a team and different teams we have to work on.

For our first task we were put in random groups and had five minutes to find at leas one thing we all had in common. We then discussed that if talking to other classmates made them feel closer to them and how it would get them work well together in the future. 

Our second task focused on communicating our ideas and working well together to get the hula hoop around everyone without letting go of our hands. 

โญ๏ธ Stars if the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

๐Ÿ’• Friendship Week ๐Ÿฅฐ

This week has been friendship week! We have talked a lot about what makes a good friend and how a friend should make us feel.

We also discussed 'What is a bully?' and 'What is the difference between someone being mean and someone bullying you?'.

Maple Class were excellent in explain that bulling is when someone is mean to you physically or verbally again and again whilst meaning mean only happens once. We also got the chance to create posters to help inform others :)

๐Ÿ’ป Grouping and Sorting ๐Ÿ’ป

In computing we have been focusing on grouping and sorting. This week we had to read the instructions carefully to know how to sort the shapes and then independently sorted them into the correct categories. 

๐Ÿ“š Family Reading Morning ๐Ÿ’›

A big thank you to everyone who came to the family reading morning. The children loved sharing their favourite class book with you all and discussing them. 

๐Ÿคฉ Stars of the Week โญ๏ธ

๐Ÿ’• Children in Need 2023 ๐Ÿ’•

๐Ÿงญ North, East, South and West ๐Ÿ”

This week we were learning about our compass points. We went for a walk around the school grounds and located north, east, south and west using a compass. 

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

What do we know about our school?

We have a focus on Geography this half term and are learning about our school-it's location, where things are in our school and using maps, compasses and other sources. 

The knowledge organiser will tell you more about our learning.

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done to my stars this week!

My handwriting award is for Aurora who has been taking her time and working hard in her presentation. 
My maths champion is Loraya who has really impressed me with her knowledge in subtraction. 
My reading award is for Hayden who always pushes himself in his reading both at school and at home.  
Finally, my teachers award is for Ivy who is always such a positive role model for others. 
Well done all ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿงธ Teddy Bear Picnic ๐Ÿ˜

For all of the fantastic work Maple have done, we chose to bring in our teddies for the afternoon. This worked perfectly with our D.T. lesson as we had a teddy bear picnic trying different breads and mixed fillings as our task this half term is to make a sandwich!

๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ All around the school ๐Ÿ”

This half term in Geography our question is 'What do we know about our school?'. Many of us didn't know where things are around school so we went on a walk to explore :) 

๐Ÿคฉ Stars of the Week โญ๏ธ

Well done to my stars this week! 

My handwriting award is for Diana as she always works very carefully in ensuring she has beautiful handwriting in all lessons.

My reading award is for Harriet who has done some brilliant reading in school and at home this week! 

My champion mathematician is Violet as she is worked really hard in her addition work.

Finally, my teachers award is for Keerney as he has been working on building his independence. 

โค๏ธ Parents Celebration ๐ŸŽ‰

A big thank you to all the parents who showed up to our celebration afternoon! We had lots of fun showing off our art work from this half term and our skills at drawing portraits by drawing our parents ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™‚๏ธ Who is your hero? ๐Ÿฆธโ€โ™€๏ธ

Linked to our History topic 'Who is your hero?' we discussed who are heroes are today and if they would have been the same when Mary Seacole and Florence Nightingale were alive. We all agreed that they would be our heroes as they did amazing work at making sure hospitals were clean and Florence trained lots of nurses! 
We then met real life heroes! Ms Maynard talked about how she helps homeless people in Manchester and has set up her own charity. We also had Pete the fireman in to talk about what is like to be a fireman. We were very surprised at how hard he works and the amount of tests he had to pass to be one! 
Of course we had to dress up Mrs Waddell!

๐Ÿ” Time to rhyme! โœ…

Today in English we have been looking at rhyming words. We noticed that our poem 'Cats sleep anywhere' has lots of rhymes at the end of each line. We then worked together to join the rhyming words together.

โญ๏ธ Stars of the Week ๐Ÿคฉ

Well done to my stars this week!

My handwriting award is for Luna who always takes her time and takes a lot of pride in her work. 
My reading champion is for Zara who has done some fantastic reading and has a fantastic understanding of our class text. 
My maths champion is Isla as she has pushed herself so much this week in her understanding of number facts. 
Finally, my teachers award is for Rowan who always follows our school rules ‘Ready, Respectful, Safe’. ๐Ÿฅฐ

๐ŸŒฑ Watching our plants grow... or not grow! ๐ŸŒฟ

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We’ve really enjoyed watching our plants grow or not grow this week. We have been really surprised at the height of the ones in the dark and without soil.  ๐Ÿ˜Š

๐Ÿค” Will they grow? ๐ŸŒฑ

This week in science we have started to carry out an investigation to find out what plants need to grow. We are growing cress seeds and placed them in different conditions to work out what are the most important things plants need to grow and be healthy. We have one in the fridge where it is cold, under the sink where it is dark, on the window sill where it has light and warmth, another one on the window sill but it will not be watered and then finally some seeds sprinkled onto a wet paper towel to see if they need soil or not. 
We think the one the paper towel and the one not having any water will not grow. 

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

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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