Weekly Update (14.01.22)
This week the children have enjoyed their first sessions with our new P.E coach which they seem to have thoroughly enjoyed! In English we have continued to explore the language in our text, ‘How to be a Viking’ by Cressida Cowell. The children have identified new vocabulary to use in their writing as well as the use of onomatopoeia for effect. In Maths we have been practicing our times table recall (they are getting speedy!) and have started to look at how to divide using a formal written method. Well done Maple class!
Weekly Update (07.01.22)
Happy New Year and welcome back to Maple Class. The children have settled back into lessons brilliantly and it has been lovely to see them all back in class. This week in English we have started to explore our new text, ‘How to be a Viking’ by Cressida Cowell. We have been retelling the story and using our drama skills to act it out. In Maths we have been using the expanded method as a formal written method for multiplication. Maple class were excellent ambassadors of CPS during our trip to the theatre this week. We all enjoyed watching Robin Hood and interacting with the performance with some rather excitable shouting of ‘he’s behind you!’ – a great trip out!
Weekly Update (16.12.21)
This week in Maple class we have enjoyed all things Christmas! We enjoyed performing our Carols to you and have enjoyed boarding the CPS Express watching the Polar Express and drinking hot chocolate. We wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you all in January!
Weekly Update (10.12.21)
This week in Maple class we have been busy preparing for our KS2 Carol Concert- learning the songs and reciting the poem, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas. We can't wait to perform for you next week! In English we have continued to explore our text the Polar Express. The children have been perfecting the use of fronted adverbials to start their sentences. In Maths we have been multiplying and dividing by 7, using bar models to show our working and playing multiplication bingo!
Weekly Update (03.12.21)
This week in Maple class we have climbed aboard the Polar Express! The children boarded the train and set off on an adventure exploring the text from the story and identifying the features of a good narrative. In Maths we have been multiplying and dividing by 6 using different representations to show our workings. Can the children recall any of the 6 times table? We have also been busy making our lanterns ready for the Christmas parade tonight. They are looking spectacular! Our class Gold Award this week went to Lloyd for being a great scientist and using the correct vocabulary- well done!
Weekly Update (26.11.21)
This week in Maple class we have been celebrating Diwali by taking part in a Diwali Dance Workshop. The children were all excellent role models for CPS and joined in beautifully with the very energetic dance routines! They also asked thoughtful questions about Diwali and discussed these later in class. In Maths we have been multiplying and dividing using different representations to show our workings. In English we have been learning about similes and metaphors- can your child share any with you? Our class Gold Award this week went to Riley for excellent science discussions using the correct vocabulary- well done!
Weekly update. 19.11.21
This week in Maple we have looked in more detail at the different parts of the River Nile, finding out where the source of the river is and the mouth. We had fun finding out which materials will melt at room temperature and why we think this is, and which states of matter the materials are. Egyptian Day was great fun! We made Egyptian flat bread and tasted this with salad and houmous, it was delicious. We also made clay hieroglyphs of our initials and made necklaces made of painted pasta. Some of the children chose to dress up as Egyptians, and looked fantastic!
Weekly Update (12.11.21)
This week in Maple Class we been working very hard completing assessments in reading and maths - well done to all of the children for their hard work, resilience and perseverance! We have also been finding out about gas in fizzy drinks and learnt that although many gases can't be seen, they do weigh something, which helped us to understand that gases are a material - this was quite tricky! In PE we have started creating a class dance based on 'Tutting' - a style of street dance inspired by the Ancient Egyptians. We had great fun trying out the hand movements. We were very proud to take part in the Remembrance assembly and two minutes silence, remembering all of the people who have been and still are affected by war.
Weekly Update (05.11.21)
This week in Maple class we have been designing and creating our own Egyptian patterns for printing. In Maths we have been subtracting numbers with exchanges using the column method. In English we have continued our work on the book Tutankhamun's Tomb by exploring thoughts and feeling at different stages of the text. Our class Gold Award this week went to Erin for always giving 100% in all of our lessons and for being such a kind and considerate friend- well done!