Maple Class - Years 2,3,4
Maple class teachers are Mr Abbs and Mrs Williams
Teaching Assistant are - Mrs Ray and Mrs Thurston
Well, what a busy Autumn term we have had so far!
We have recenty finished our unit on Tin Forest. The children have been learning all about different materials and how recycling works. We even had a recent visit from Jon who works at Amey recycling centre on the A10. The children learnt that plastic and glass can take up 500 years to decompose, and if we don't look after materials and recycle enough now, then there will not be enough metal for mobiles and laptops in approximately 30 years! That was a shock!
The class have been learning about Hindu Gods and Goddesses in RE. They especially enjoyed using clay to create models of the Hindu God Ganesh - who was half human and half elephant.
We are now starting the text Tar Beach which is based in New York in 1931. The children have been learning about bridges and structures and writing fantastic descriptions of the setting - an apartment rooftop in New York, with a view of the George Washington Bridge.
We have had a lovely week this week.
We have finished our Anderston shelter models. We enjoyed using coregated card and other materials to make them. We even painted them so they look more realistic.
We have done our class assembly too. We hope you enjoyed hearing about all of our hard work.
Happy half term!!
This week we have been learning lots about WWII.
We asked our own questions and then used the Internet and topic books to research and make our own fact sheets.
We have also looked at Anderson shelters and designed our own models in D&T. We are looking forward to making them in a couple of weeks time.
As part of our topic about kings and queens, we read the famous rhyme about the Queen of Hearts and her tarts....
The Queen of Hearts she made some tarts all on a summer's day;
The Knave of Hearts he stole the tarts and took them clean away.
The King of Hearts called for the tarts and beat the Knave full sore
The Knave of Hearts brought back the tarts and
vowed he'd steal no more.
We decided to bake the queen some more jam tarts of our own! First we deconstructed jam and lemon curd tarts and decided what we liked and disliked about them. Then we designed our own! We had a fun afternoon making them and would like to thank Mrs Buttress for coming in to help us.
On Tuesday, we went on a coach to the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge. When we arrived we put all of our things in a room and then we went for a walk around the grounds. One of our favourite things was the glasshouse. It had lots of rooms with interesting plants growing! At lunctime we met up with Owl's class. In the afternoon, we carried on exploring. We even found time for a game in the maze. We all had lots of fun!