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AUTUMN TERM

 

Welcome to Maple Tree Class 2019-2020!

We have been very busy this term exploring our new curriculum and finding out about the beautiful world around us. We are proud of our work so far and we continue to strive to do our best learning.

In RE, we are learning about God’s Creation. We have been exploring ‘The Story of Creation’ through drama, art and by looking very closely at God’s words in the Bible. We are grateful for the wonderful world God has created for us but we also understand that we are the caretakers responsible for looking after God’s creation.

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During English lessons, we have been learning how to write a postcard inspired by the book, Journey, by Aaron Becker. We have also written acrostic poems about SUNFLOWERS inspired by the sunflowers from the school garden. We have been learning about Van Gogh and facts about his life. We looked at the sunflowers from the school garden to develop our skills of sketching and painting. It’s great to be an artist!

SUNFLOWERS

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The Gigantic Carrot (Inspired by the book 'The Gigantic Turnip'

The Gigantic Carrot (Inspired by the book 'The Gigantic Turnip' 1 We are now working on a new story of the enormous....vegetable from the school garden! Guess which vegetable Maple Tree class have used?
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The Gigantic Carrot (Inspired by the book 'The Gigantic Turnip' 3

Number Place Value  

In Maths, we have been using different resources to help us understand Place Value.  We can read, write, order and compare numbers up to 100 and beyond.         

    

Science and Gardening

During Science lessons, we have been learning about habitats. We are very lucky to have such a beautiful garden where we can admire God’s creation but also to explore micro- habitats. We found lots of little creatures under the logs, in the flower beds, up in the trees and even in the pond! We know that we need to respect everyone’s homes so that all the living things can stay healthy and safe.

 

     

 

 

A DAY WITH METABUGS

We were very excited to welcome Metabugs and we learned lots of new and exciting facts about different bugs. We watched them, held them and a great day was had by all!

  

 

CONTINENTS AND OCEANS

In Geography, we are learning about Continents and Oceans. We have used atlases and globes to help us learn about the world we live in.

 

Happy Halloween!

Last Friday we celebrated Halloween by dressing up in spooky costumes, and had the chance to present our creations to parents and the rest of Year 2 during a parade! It was a tough choice with so many creative costumes, but congratulations to Chiara and Nicolas for winning best cosumes in Maple Tree!

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Black History Month

During Black History Month we have been learning about different black men and women who have made an impact in history. Maple Tree’s focus woman is Mae Jemison. She was the first African American woman in space! As a qualified engineer and doctor she studied how being weightless in space impacted on the physical and mental wellbeing of her mission team.

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Power of One

We had an assembly about anti-bullying called the Power of One and learnt that we can stop bullying from happening using this one powerful tool – ourselves! We learnt that bullying is hurtful, intentional, and purposeful, and how to go from being a by-stander (someone who watches bullying happening) to an up-stander (someone who can help/try to stop the bullying). The most important thing to remember is to always tell a teacher or a trusted adult if you see or experience bullying.

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Maple Tree Class 2018-2019

We have been very busy in Maple Tree class so far this summer term. 

We each had a go on a trampoline and were taught how to do some moves on it, including a tuck and a pike. It was so much fun. 

 

 

We also had a visit from the Life bus and we were all able to hop on board! There, we met Harold the giraffe who helped teach us how we can deal with our feelings and how we can help others who are feeling upset and lonely. We also talked about our bodies and how to keep ourselves healthy. We are excited for the Life bus to come back to us again soon. 

       

 

We also enjoyed our Easter Bonnet parade at the start of the term. There were so many wonderful bonnets and there was a lot of hard work put into them all. 

 

   

 

We have also been having lots of fun in the garden. We planted our vegetable seeds and also decorated our plots. We cannot wait to see our vegetables grow and harvest them! 

 

Thank you for your continued support,

Miss Murray


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