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Maple class have been very busy learning about their Growing topic. We have learnt about the different parts of the plant and their jobs for keeping the plants healthy. We have all planted our own runner bean plants and have really enjoyed watching them grow over the past two weeks. All the children can take their plants home, so they can put them in soil, and will hopefully continue to watch them grow.

 

In literacy we have been looking at mini-beasts and were lucky enough to meet some worms! But we discovered that these were no ordinary worms... they were in fact Superworms! The story book ‘Superworm’ by Julia Donaldson, inspired us to research other mini-beasts and to find out their superpowers. We used books and computers for our research and discovered some great facts. Did you know ladybirds smell with their feet? Or that spiders use counting to help make their webs?

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We used these great facts to help us create our own super hero mini-beasts and created fantastic poems for each of them, such as:

“Super Ladybird is super fast!

Super Ladybird is never last!

See him fly! See his spots!

Hip hip hooray for Super Ladybird!”

 

In Geography we have been thinking about how busy our school road is, and so decided to count the traffic passing by to determine if it is a busy road during the school day and what the most popular type of traffic is. Maple Class then used their results to create a bar graph in ICT with Mr Sendorek.  We found that lots of traffic passes our school and that lots of things are in place to help us cross the road safely, as well as using the Green Cross Code too. The children thought it was very important to know how to cross the safely and sensibly, and decided to make some very colourful posters to help us remember to ‘Stop, look and listen!’
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Maple Class put their safety knowledge to use as we crossed the road to the park as our treat for having full attendance for the week. We all had a lovely afternoon and made the most of the sunny weather playing football and on the equipment.

 

Have a lovely half term and fingers crossed for some more sunshine!