Maple Class - Years 2,3,4
Maple class teachers are Mr Abbs and Mrs Williams
Teaching Assistant are - Mrs Ray and Mrs Thurston
In Maple, children have investigated changing states – melting chocolate and measuring its temperature. They have produced their initial Pixel art pictures, ready for production on the computer next week. We can’t wait to see these as their initial designs have been brilliant! Expanded noun phrases, diary entries & perfect presentation in English, not to mention arithmetic around time and timerelated problems in maths…
Welcome back to the Spring Term
Maple Syrup Points, Polar Express Points and now Pyramid Points are on offer for team work in Maple class – Ancient Egyptians being our new topic. The children loved learning all the ‘horrible history’ facts around the process of mummification and writing their explanation on this.
Our experiments will continue next week
Addition and subtraction formal methods has been a key focus in maths; Egyptian Head Art and learning how to ‘Walk like an Egyptian’ in music.
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.