Weston St Mary
CE Primary School
Inspire Believe Achieve

But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded

2 Chronicles 15:7

I can do all things through him who strengthens me

Philippians 4:13
Ofsted Good Provider

Maple Class

Happy New Year!

A warm welcome back to school. I am really looking forward to a busy and fun packed term.

Over the next two spring terms our Topic will be ‘In to the Woods’. This term we will be delving into the world of Fairy tales and Fantasy.

We will be looking into traditional tales and creating our own alternative characters and stories. We will be ending this term with a WOW day. We will be joined at School by Edenham and Whaplode pupils for a day where anything and everything is possible!

Pancake Day 25 February

In Collective Worship we talked all about Pancake Day, and its significance in the Christian Calendar. This afternoon Maple Class created their own pancake designs, and made their own pancakes to take home.

Yum, Yum!

Weston WOW Day 6 February

Whaplode and Edenham Schools Reception Classes joined us for a ‘Fairytale and Fantasy’ WOW day.

We crafted masks and parachutes, designed rafts and decorated crowns and tiaras.

All children and adults had a fantastic day!

Maple Class have been making porridge! 22 January

In the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Mummy bear could make the porridge just right. Mummy bear left Maple class her secret recipe, and the children set to work! There was one problem. Mummy bear forgot to add any quantities or measurements to the recipe. The class worked together to find the secret formula and made the perfect porridge.

Fire Safety Visitor 20 January

Today Maple Class had a visit from Fire Safety Officer ‘Squirrel’.

3 Billy Boats Gruff 17 January

Reception have been busy rein acting the story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff. They created their own small world landscape and added in the features they found in the story.  They then made up thir own version where the Billy Goats lived under the bridge and wanted to eat the Troll.

Friends 29 November

In PSHE Maple Class have been talking about friendship and have made ‘Friend Wanted’ posters. In our class collective worship the children shared their pictures and talked about what qualities they look for in a friend.

Scout

Making Playdough 21 November

This week Maple Class have created their own Playdough recipe. The children chose the ingredients, measured their own quantities and created a yellow peppermint dough. There had been lots of modelling and moulding with some wonderful creations now displayed in the classroom.

Tooth Defenders! 11 November

Today in PSHE Maple class became Tooth Defenders! Alongside Dr Rabbit and Dr Brushwell, we all turned into Super Dentists and defeated the slimy Placulus and his band of plaque monsters.

Maple Class were given new toothbrushes and toothpaste to continue their Tooth defending at home.

Bear Hunt 8 November

The Reception children have been developing their knowledge and understanding of positional language. Following on from the story, ‘ We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, the children were set a challenge to help the bears cross the river?

Rain Catchers 8 November

As part of our Winter Wonderland topic the children have been making rain catchers. The children chose what resources they would need, they constructed their rain catchers and then chose a place in the Maple Class garden to place them.

We will be revisiting them over the next few weeks where the children will monitor the rain fall. Measuring and recording their results.

Diwali 8 November

In Class Collective Worship we have been looking at the Celebration of Diwali. The Children made Diva lams and created their own Rangoli patterns.

Harvest Pictures 16 October

Our Wonderful World 15 October

Today was Superhero Day! 7 October

Maple Class joined, Edenham and Whaplode Schools for a fun packed Superhero day. The three Schools joined forces, and the children’s combined superpowers were supersonic…

A Superhero base was built for protection, traps set and tested, and signs made to warn off uninvited guests. Flying potions were crafted with care, ice warrior biscuits invented for incredible strength, healthy fruit kebabs provided everyone with the energy needed to defeat villains with propelled jet force super soakers.

A carpet picnic brought everyone together to share plans, ideas and stories. At the end of the day all children were congratulated as they passed their Superhero training with honours.

The children said “ We love being Superheroes”.

Firefighters Visit 7 October

As part of our Superhero topic, Maple Class got to meet real life Superheroes. We had a visit from the local Fire service and got to learn first hand all about the role of a firefighter. The firefighters talked to the children all about their specialist uniform and gave everyone a detailed tour in and around the fire engine.

The children got to handle lots of equipment and they all asked lots of questions.

Our Week 27 September

Maple class have been keeping very busy. They have painted, sculpted, stuck, stretched and moulded, measured, counted and estimated, and even performed a musical story to Scout the dog.

What is a Superhero? 5 September

This term we will be learning all about ourselves and others. We will be finding out about what characteristics we may need to be a Superhero. Do we know any real life Superheroes? Are we already Superheroes?  We can’t wait to share all of our adventures with you. More information will be revealed in our newsletter next week.

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