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Summer 2022 - Our 'CREATE' project this term is 'Let's Celebrate', which has a Art/D.T. focus. The study will be incorporating Art and DT skills to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee and culminating in a whole-school party outside. Our key concepts are; Service, Loyalty and Pride. During the term we will be finding out about the Queen, locating the Commonwealth countries, creating our own Jubilee stamp and creating bunting for our Jubilee party.

During the summer term, our class book is The Lion above the Door by Onjali Q. Rauf. The book is a powerful journey into the buried identities and historic racism, revealing how past is shaped by those who are allowed to tell its story.

This term has seen the return of Mary from Essex Music Services. The children were incredibly excited to be progressing from the recorders to a TooT. It is clear that the children have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to extend their theoretical and practical elements to the curriculum.

In Science this term, we are learning about electricity and circuits. The children have been investigating how the number components (batteries and bulbs) can affect the brightness of the light.

Spring Term 2022 in Maple Class

The Spring term (also referred to as 'EXPLORE') has a 'geographical theme' across Key Stage 2 with the project focused on 'How Can We Plan for The Future?'. The key concepts associated with the project are democratic, reform and growth. The project will see the children learn about the different regions of the world (Lines of Longitude, Lines of Latitude, Tropic of Capricorn, Tropic of Cancer, Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere). We will also be exploring the local area for how planning works.)

This term our new class book is 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. We are familiar with this author having previously read 'The Boy in the Girls' Bathroom'. Holes is about a teenager, Stanley Yelnats, who has been sent to a juvenile detention facility for a crime that he do not commit.

The children have been using their inference skills when reading our new Class book - Holes by Louis Sachar. We read the chapter and drew a picture of Camp Green Lake from the description.

The children have written a diary entry from the perspective of Stanley Yelnats. They have written a description about his feelings during on day one at Camp Green Lake (Juvenile detention facility).

The class have written a newspaper report to describe the crime that Stanley had allegedly committed (stealing the sneakers of Clyde Livingstone)..

The children are successfully completing our 'Fluent in Five' maths consolidation questions.

The class have been working on their reasoning and problem solving skills in Maths.

The class have been carrying out research on Cuba as we compare a South American country to the UK. The report on included both 'human' and 'physical' geography relating to Cuba.

Friday saw the opening of a new facility at the school. The class were really excited to be playing on the new MUGA (Multi-Use Games Area) at lunchtime. The children are looking forward to P.E. lessons and after school clubs even more so!!!

Welcome to Maple Class of 2021-2022 - Autumn Term

We are all very excited about starting this year's BOOK BINGO challenge. The children are looking forward to being rewarded with their prizes for reading from the broad range of age appropriate texts. Prizes will be awarded for reading; a whole line of books from the BINGO grid, reading ten books and by reading all the books from the BINGO challenge.

For literacy this week, the children have been writing formal letters to Mrs Daniels applying for their Year 6 roles at Holy Trinity. Good luck Mrs Daniels - you have some tricky decisions to make!

This term our class book is 'When Hitler Stole PInk Rabbit' by Judith Kerr. The book is a memoir of the author's unforgettable story of Anne and her family fleeing from Germany before the start of Second World War.

This term's project will have a historical theme (our 'DISCOVERY' term). The title of the topic 'Who Do You Think You Are?' relates to learning all about our local history. The 3 key concepts linked to our topic are transformation, belonging and individuality.

Following a research task, the class performed a conscience ally (for and against) on Should Zoo's be allowed?. We specifically researched the impact of Colchester as this link to our local study of Colchester 'Who Do You Think you Are?