Welcome to Maple Class pages where we hope you will find out all about our Year 1 children and what they have been learning.
Maple Class has 30 children and the class is taught by Miss Jessop with Mrs Alexandrou and Miss Lewis supporting and like Willow Class they also get up to all kinds of fun learning!
Update on our learning in Terms 3 and 4
Maple Class have been enjoying learning about the fascinating life of Florence Nightingale. They have spent the term investigating how her work has changed hospitals, healthcare and the lives of women in the 1800’s. We also invited St Johns Ambulance in so we could learn more about medical care today. We were shown some basic first aid and had a great time looking around the ambulance and seeing all the interesting machines and equipment they use!
In Science, we have continued our learning about animals including humans from last term. Maple Class have been especially interested in the habitats animals live in and the food they eat!
We have enjoyed baking shortbread for mother’s day, even if we did have some failed attempts! This also tied in nicely with our maths learning about measurement because we needed to make sure our measuring was exact to make the perfect shortbread!
We also had a brilliant day celebrating World Book Day by pairing up with our buddies in other classes and sharing our favourite stories, creating our own stories and enjoying some hot chocolate!
Maple Class had a mysterious start to Term 2 when Miss Powney found a big egg in the cupboard. After a while, we noticed that the egg was starting to crack so we did lots of research into what the egg might be and where it might have come from.
A few days later, we came back into class after Worship to find the classroom was a huge mess and the egg was missing.
We went outside to hunt for clues and found huge footprints leading into the sensory garden. We wrote a recount of what happened so we could show Mr Owen. However, what happened to the egg is still a mystery, although we think a dinosaur may have come back for its egg.
In Science, we have continued our learning about materials from last term. This term we have focused our learning on how we throw materials away and which materials can be recycled. Maple Class were concerned about the amount of plastic pollution in the oceans and decided that they wanted to do a sponsored ‘Litter Pick’ to help them raise enough money to adopt a Turtle, which are the animal most affected by this issue. During Tray Share Evening on the 17th of December we will have an exhibition of some of the work we have done on this topic to raise awareness for our cause. Maple Class will then try to pledge a little amount of time over the Christmas break to do their Litter Pick.
In Art, we have continued to represent the seaside and the changing seasons using different artistic techniques. One of our favourite lessons was when we used natural materials from outside, big bits of fabric and ourselves to create big seaside pictures.
We have also been busy rehearsing for our Nativity ‘A King is Born’. We hope you enjoyed it if you came to watch us!
For the last 2 weeks, Maple Class will be getting to know Sprinkles the Elf who will be setting many Christmassy challenges to see if the children can earn a special treat! Maple Class have already had to make wrapping paper decorated in repeating patterns to help the Elves with their workload, and have sorted 3D shapes in different ways to help Santa organise the presents this Christmas.