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Spectacular Sixth Week

 

We have had a fantastic week this week in Maple Class! The children have been creative, enthusiastic, and hard working.

 

In English the class have been exploring diary writing. The children have explored the features of a diary entry and have been enjoying lots of role play. They have all loved writing in the role of George’s horrible Grandma. Next week, we will be pulling all our skills together to write our own diary entry reflecting on Grandma’s Day.  

 

In maths this week we have been looking at finding the difference using the bar model. Although some children found the concept of finding the difference challenging at first, they have all had a brilliant growth mindset and are now confident in finding the difference.

 

In science we have continued to explore healthy living. This week we focused on vaccinations. The children worked hard to produce some marvellous stop motion videos which explain how a vaccination works (they will be shown their outcomes this week).

 

In art this week we have been using clay! The children have looked at the ceramic poppies which covered the Tower of London and have started to produce their own. The children have made a fantastic start on these and I look forward to sharing these with you once complete.

 

I’d like to thank all of you who have volunteered so far to help with our Geography walk on Monday. We still are looking for a few more volunteers so if you are interested, please email the class email:

maple@benson.oxon.sch.uk

 

They should all be proud of the way they have worked this week. I hope you all enjoy a well-deserved, restful weekend.

 

Miss Glyde

 

Phenomenal Fifth Week

 

We have had a spectacular week this week in Maple Class! The children have had fun doing experiments, being creative and producing some marvellous work.

 

In English the class have been exploring advertisement. The children have continued exploring the features of persuasive text this week. They have all produced remarkable final outcomes in the style of an advert which have been put on display to celebrate their efforts.

 

In maths this week we have been looking at subtraction using the cherry model. Although some children found this challenging at first, they have all had a brilliant growth mindset and are now confident using the method both independently and as a group.

 

In science we have continued to explore healthy living. This week we focused on germs and bacteria. The children carried out an experiment to see how germs spread using glitter to represent the germs. The class concluded that germs could spread in a variety of ways and the best way to get rid of them is to wash their hand thoroughly with soap and warm water.

 

I’d like to thank you all for your donations to this year's harvest. The food will be collected next week and will be greatly appreciated by those at Wallingford Food Bank.

 

For those of you wishing to order your child’s personalised Christmas cards your orders will need to be back in school as soon as possible to ensure that you receive your order in time for December. The money and your design can be sent in with your child in the plastic wallet provided.

 

They should all be proud of the way they have worked this week. I hope you all enjoy a well-deserved, restful weekend.

 

Miss Glyde

 

Fabulous Fourth Week

 

We have had a great week this week in Maple Class! All the children have worked hard to produce their best work and be a good friend.

 

In English the class have been exploring advertisement. The children have enjoyed watching and reading adverts; they are now experts at identifying the purpose and the different features of an advert. We spent the rest of the week looking at the features in detail and applying them to our own smoothie adverts.

 

In maths this week we have been looking at addition and number bonds. The children have been taught a new addition model we call the cherry model. All children can now confidently use this model and should be proud of how hard they have worked.

 

Thank you to all of you who have made donations to this year's harvest so far. The collections will be going to Wallingford Food Bank on Wednesday 6th October. For those of you still wishing to donate tinned and dry foods such as pasta and rice would be greatly appreciated. 

 

Just as a reminder this Wednesday the children will be having their individual school photographs. 

 

Have a restful week!

 

Miss Glyde

 

Terrific Third Week

 

We have had a great week this week in Maple Class! All the children have been working hard and have produced some lovely work.

 

In English the class have been exploring instruction text. This week the children applied all they had been taught about instructional text and wrote their own recipes on how to make a marvellous smoothie. On Thursday the children put the instructions to the test and followed them to make their own smoothies. The children thoroughly enjoyed doing this. The class then made their own labels for their smoothie bottles. Next week we will begin looking at advertisement in literacy and the children will make adverts for their product. To understand the features of an advert we will be looking at some real examples. If you have any adverts at home that we may look at in class, please sent them in with your child.

 

In maths this week we have been looking at addition and number bonds. The children should be proud of how hard they worked this week as they have made great progress.

 

Have a restful weekend!

 

Miss Glyde

 

Super Second Week

 

We have had a spectacular week this week in Maple Class! All the children have been working hard and have produced some lovely work.

 

In English the class have been exploring instruction text. On Monday the children wrote their own set of instructions on how to make a jam sandwich. On Tuesday the children pretended to be aliens and followed the instructions very literally.  The children had a fantastic time and soon realised that instructions had to be very precise for them to work. We spent the rest of the week looking at the different features of instructional text.

 

In maths this week we have been looking at addition and subtraction. The children have shown great work ethic and have shown strong development. We took maths outside this week  and recorded our workings on the playground with chalk.

 

Next week we will begin to plan and write our own instructional text. At the end of the week the class will test their instructions by following them and making their own smoothies.

 

We will be using the laptops in English and Geography this coming week to help develop their ICT skills.

 

Miss Glyde

 

            Maple Jam

 

 

Fantastic First Week

 

We have had a very busy first week in Maple Class! All children have settled in well and have already produced some lovely pieces of work.

 

In English the class have written letters to their future selves which are filled with their current interests and their future aspirations. The children have sealed the envelops up and are very eager to open them at the end of year 2.

 

Next week we will begin to explore instructional text. We will be looking at example text types so if you have any old instructions at home, please feel free to send them in with your child so we can read them in class.

 

In line with this term’s topic, we have been studying the illustrator Sir Quentin Blake. The children have thoroughly enjoyed drawing in his style and have produced some fabulous Willy Wonka outcomes as you can see below.

 

Miss Glyde

 

Willy Wonka

 

 

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