Welcome to Maple Class!
We hope you all had a restful and relaxing summer and are ready for all the new challenges and adventures in Year Two. We are so excited to be learning with you this year. If you have any questions please come and see us after school to discuss them.
This term our theme is “Creation” and we will be learning about the following:
|Week 1||How was the world created? Some Christians believe God created the world in seven days. On day 1 God created light/dark. Where does the light/dark come from? How does it change? Can we make our own light/dark? Can we make our own electric circuits?|
|Week 2||On day 2 God created the sky. We will explore painting and colour mixing, to create different skies at different times of the year. We shall discuss seasonal change and weather patterns.|
|Week 3||On day 3 the land/seas/plants/trees were made. We intend to complete autumn walks around the school, village and Lynford Arboretum. We will collect signs of autumn and create natural artworks. We also hope to make our own volcanoes, and erupt them!|
|Week 4||On day 4 the sun/moon/stars were created. To celebrate this we will hold our Mundford Junction in the evening, with a bedtime/night time themed reading café. We hope all the children (and their grown-ups) will return to school in the pj’s for the evening, and enjoy some hot chocolate. More details will follow nearer the time.|
|Week 5||On day 5 the fish/birds were created. We hope to have some birds visit us in class so we can learn more about them and how to look after them.|
|Week 6||On day 6 the animals were made. We hope to have a class visit to Banham Zoo to identify, name and group animals and also learn more about their needs. We intend to have a discovery session in the Education Centre entitled “50 Ways to Save the World”.|
|Week 7||Once we have learnt about how the Earth was created, we will explore the other planets in the solar system. How many are there? What are they called? What would life be like on another planet?|
No Paper Week
Maple Class have enjoyed learning without paper this week, and been very practical and imaginative as a result. The photos below give you a taste of what we have been doing. If you would like to make the mini crumbles at home, see the recipe below also.
Visits and visitors
Maple Class were extremely lucky to have a visit from some falcons, as part of learning all about birds and fish. Thank you Mr Jermy for bringing your falcons and sharing many interesting facts with us.
Maple Mundford Junctions
Our next Maple Mundford Junction will be on:
Wednesday 13th November, 9.10am
Thank you to everyone who attended our bedtime stories junction. We hope you enjoyed coming back to school in your pj’s and sharing hot chocolate and biscuits! #shareastory
Marvellous Maple Readers
Reading is our focus this year, so to get off to a flying start we have our new circus themed reading area.
PE will be on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons.
Adventure playground will be on a Tuesday.
Please ensure earrings are removed for both.