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CofE Academy and Nursery

Inspire, Enjoy and Achieve, in the love of Jesus Christ

Maple

Welcome to Maple Class!

 

Our teachers are Mrs Johnson (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and Miss Douglas (Mondays).  Our teaching assistant is Mrs Reeves.

 

Useful Information

 

Book bags

 

All children should bring their book bags into school every day. Please make sure that your child's reading book and diary is in the bag daily. Please check your child's book bag for any important letters that may have been sent home.

 

Reading books

 

Home reading books are changed once a week, usually on a Tuesday. Please make sure that you are reading with your child at least 3 times per week. Please sign the diary every time you read with your child and add any comments about their reading – even if this is not the school reading book.

 

Please encourage your child to reflect on what they have read within their reading diary. Books will only be changed if the diary is signed.

 

It is essential that children are reading at home. You can make a significant difference to your child's progress in reading by listening to them read or sharing books regularly.

 

Please also highlight in your child's diary any other books that you may have shared together.

 

Spellings

 

Spellings are tested on a weekly basis, usually on a Monday. New spellings will be sent home on a look, cover, write and check sheet. These can be practised in the blue spelling journal and will be tested in a spelling book which is kept in school.

 

Mental Maths

 

Our mental math skills are practiced daily in school. Please encourage your child to practise these at home, a target sheet was sent home earlier this year. Please see Mrs Johnson if you need another copy of this.

 

PE

 

Our PE days are Tuesday and Thursday. Please ensure that your child has their PE kit in school and please remove any earrings before your child comes to school.

 

Water bottles

 

All children should have a named water bottle in school. Children need to take their water bottles home daily to be cleaned and refilled.

Today, we role-played the story of David and Goliath and then talked about times when we have been brave, like David.

A slimy, muddy morning making wormerys!!!

We found our class tree in the outdoor area!

Our Visit to Polesworth Abbey. Father Philip showed us some of the artwork in the Abbey and talked about stained glass windows and Harvest time. He even played the organ for us!

17th October 2017 - Science Day!!

 

This morning, we had a mission sent from 'Aqua Boy' to design him a new cape! 

Aqua boys cape had to be strong, stretchy and of course, waterproof!  We investigated lots of different materials and their properties.  We  talked about natural and man made things and experimented to find out which materials were waterproof.  Finally, we decided upon the best materials to make Aqua Man's new cape from and designed it!

Art Topic Days

 

Last week, we spent 2 days learning about the artists Kandinsky and Mondrian.  We looked at some of their influences and work and then had a go at creating some of our own!  We made some fantastic creations (and enjoyed eating some of them!).

 

 

16/1/18

3FF - Our Friends from Wisdom Academy, Birmingham come to visit!

Today, our partner school, Wisdom Academy, came to visit us from Birmingham.  We had lots of fun learning about each other - what our families are like and what we like to do in our spare time!  We found out that we all like to do lots of the same things and enjoyed playing some games together!  We look forward to visiting them at their school very soon.

Fun with our Wisdom Academy Friends!

1/2/18

We went on a Bear Hunt!!

 

We have been doing a lot of Literacy work based on the book We're Going on a Bear Hunt, by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury.

 

Today, we went on our very own Bear Hunt outside...

We're going on a Bear Hunt, we're going to catch a big one, what a beautiful day! We're not scared! Uh-oh, Grass! We can't go over it, we can't go under it. Oh no - we've got to go through it!

We're going on a Bear Hunt, we're going to catch a big one, what a beautiful day!  We're not scared!  Uh-oh, Grass!  We can't go over it, we can't go under it.  Oh no - we've got to go through it! 1
We're going on a Bear Hunt, we're going to catch a big one, what a beautiful day!  We're not scared!  Uh-oh, Grass!  We can't go over it, we can't go under it.  Oh no - we've got to go through it! 2

Swishy, swashy! Swishy, swashy! Swishy, swashy!

Swishy, swashy!  Swishy, swashy!  Swishy, swashy! 1

Uh-oh a river! A deep, cold river! We can't go over it, we can't go under it! Oh no! We have to go through it! Splash, splosh! Splash, splosh! Splash, splosh!

Uh-oh a river!  A deep, cold river!  We can't go over it, we can't go under it!  Oh no!  We have to go through it! Splash, splosh!  Splash, splosh!  Splash, splosh! 1
Uh-oh a river!  A deep, cold river!  We can't go over it, we can't go under it!  Oh no!  We have to go through it! Splash, splosh!  Splash, splosh!  Splash, splosh! 2

We're going on a Bear Hunt, we're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day. We're not scared! Uh-oh - Mud! Thick, oozy mud!

We're going on a Bear Hunt, we're going to catch a big one.  What a beautiful day.  We're not scared!  Uh-oh - Mud!  Thick, oozy mud! 1

We can't go over it, we can't go under it! Oh no! We've got to go through it!! Squelch, squerch! Squelch, squerch! Squelch, squerch!

We can't go over it, we can't go under it!  Oh no!  We've got to go through it!!  Squelch, squerch!  Squelch, squerch!  Squelch, squerch! 1
We can't go over it, we can't go under it!  Oh no!  We've got to go through it!!  Squelch, squerch!  Squelch, squerch!  Squelch, squerch! 2
We can't go over it, we can't go under it!  Oh no!  We've got to go through it!!  Squelch, squerch!  Squelch, squerch!  Squelch, squerch! 3
We can't go over it, we can't go under it!  Oh no!  We've got to go through it!!  Squelch, squerch!  Squelch, squerch!  Squelch, squerch! 4
We can't go over it, we can't go under it!  Oh no!  We've got to go through it!!  Squelch, squerch!  Squelch, squerch!  Squelch, squerch! 5

Uh-oh - a forest! A big, dark forest. Oh no - we have to go through it! Stumble, trip! Stumble, trip! Stumble, trip!

Uh-oh - a forest!  A big, dark forest.  Oh no - we have to go through it!  Stumble, trip! Stumble, trip!  Stumble, trip! 1
Uh-oh - a forest!  A big, dark forest.  Oh no - we have to go through it!  Stumble, trip! Stumble, trip!  Stumble, trip! 2
Uh-oh - a forest!  A big, dark forest.  Oh no - we have to go through it!  Stumble, trip! Stumble, trip!  Stumble, trip! 3
Uh-oh - a forest!  A big, dark forest.  Oh no - we have to go through it!  Stumble, trip! Stumble, trip!  Stumble, trip! 4
Uh-oh - a forest!  A big, dark forest.  Oh no - we have to go through it!  Stumble, trip! Stumble, trip!  Stumble, trip! 5

Uh-oh - a snowstorm! A swirling, whirling snowstorm! We can't go over it, we can't go under it! Oh no - we've got to go through it! Hooooo wooooo! Hooooo wooooo! Hooooo wooooo!

Uh-oh - a snowstorm!  A swirling, whirling snowstorm!  We can't go over it, we can't go under it!  Oh no - we've got to go through it!  Hooooo wooooo!  Hooooo wooooo!  Hooooo wooooo! 1
Uh-oh - a snowstorm!  A swirling, whirling snowstorm!  We can't go over it, we can't go under it!  Oh no - we've got to go through it!  Hooooo wooooo!  Hooooo wooooo!  Hooooo wooooo! 2

We're going on a Bear Hunt, we're going to catch a big one. What a beautiful day we're not scared! Uh-oh - a cave! A narrow, gloomy cave! Tiptoe, tiptoe! Tiptoe, tiptoe! Tiptoe, tiptoe!

We're going on a Bear Hunt, we're going to catch a big one.  What a beautiful day we're not scared!  Uh-oh - a cave!  A narrow, gloomy cave!  Tiptoe, tiptoe!  Tiptoe, tiptoe!  Tiptoe, tiptoe! 1

WHAT'S THAT? One shiny wet nose! Two big furry ears! Two big goggly eyes! IT'S A BEAR!

WHAT'S THAT?  One shiny wet nose!  Two big furry ears!  Two big goggly eyes!  IT'S A BEAR! 1
WHAT'S THAT?  One shiny wet nose!  Two big furry ears!  Two big goggly eyes!  IT'S A BEAR! 2

QUICK! Back through the cave, back through the snowstorm, back through the forest, back through the mud, back through the river, back through the grass!

QUICK!  Back through the cave, back through the snowstorm, back through the forest, back through the mud, back through the river, back through the grass! 1
QUICK!  Back through the cave, back through the snowstorm, back through the forest, back through the mud, back through the river, back through the grass! 2
QUICK!  Back through the cave, back through the snowstorm, back through the forest, back through the mud, back through the river, back through the grass! 3
QUICK!  Back through the cave, back through the snowstorm, back through the forest, back through the mud, back through the river, back through the grass! 4

PHEW! We're not going on a Bear Hunt again!

PHEW!  We're not going on a Bear Hunt again! 1
Outdoor Learning 17th April 2018

We had lots of (muddy) fun this afternoon in the outdoor area!  We had a muddy treasure hunt, dug for treasure in the muddy pools, served afternoon tea in the muddy kitchen, played muddy hide and seek and made muddy outdoor creatures and homes with the natural things we found!

 

We can't wait for next week!

Picture 1
Picture 2 Collecting natural treasures!
Picture 3 Collecting natural treasures!
Picture 4 Collecting natural treasures!
Picture 5 Collecting natural treasures!
Picture 6 Stomping through the woods
Picture 7 Stomping through the woods
Picture 8 More treasures!
Picture 9 Making clay and natural material creatures
Picture 10 Making clay and natural material creatures
Picture 11 Making clay and natural material creatures
Picture 12 Cooking up a storm (and some worms and woodlice)!!
Picture 13 Cooking up a storm (and some worms and woodlice)!!
Picture 14 Digging for treasure!
Picture 15 Digging for treasure!
Picture 16 Washing up
Picture 17 Muddy hands!
Picture 18 Finding worms
Picture 19 Centipede spotting
Picture 20 Woodlice!
Picture 21 Woodland creature creations
Picture 22 Woodland creature creations
Picture 23 Theo's natural lollipop!
Picture 24 Woodland creature creations
Picture 25 Woodland creature creations
Picture 26 Woodland creature creations
Picture 27 Aspiring chef's!
Picture 28 James' Stick Man!
Picture 29 Millie's Hedgehogs in their home!
Picture 30 Harrison's hedgehog
Picture 31 Woodland creature creations
Picture 32 Hide and seek - can you spot us?
Picture 33 Hide and seek - can you spot us?
Picture 34 Woodland Art
Picture 35 Erm...you've got a bit of mud on your face Rossi!!
Picture 36 Ruby-Leigh's cat!
Picture 37 Tidy up time
Picture 38 Our class sculpture - everyone contributed!
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