Hello and a very warm welcome back to all of the children and grown-ups.
It is lovely to be back at school and I am looking forward to sharing what your children get up to over the coming weeks.
The children have had a fantastic first week back getting familiar with their environment.
I will post regular updates onto the Maple Class page and on to Tapestry. I will also be sending a newsletter out very soon with more details about what we will be doing this term.
Size, Mass and Capacity
Reception have been exploring size, mass and capacity. One of their challenges was to compare the mass of different ingredients when making cakes.
The children had to use the balance scales to measure the ingredients to make cupcakes. They used 1 egg to balance the quantities of sugar, butter and flour in turn. They then mixed up their ingredients and added it to cake cases and baked them for 15 mins.
We have been on a sensory walk around our village. We listened for different sounds, created texture rubbings, and looked at the similarities and differences of the buildings in the village. We found out that not all buildings are homes. We also had fun jumping in puddles and catching the rain!
When we got back to school we thought about the route we had taken and used out sensory rubbings and photographs to help us build or 3D map. We made a giant map of the village on the interactive white board, and then began to build what we had seen, felt, and heard on our walk.
In Class Collective Worship Maple Class have been out and about looking for special things which make our world wonderful.
Reception have been busy painting the wall in our garden. “Look Ms Reynolds, MMMMMM Maisie Mountain”.
Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth by Oliver Jeffers
We have been sharing this beautiful book. We have been following the journey through the book, discussing and reflecting on each page using it as a tool to help us all to make sense of the world we are living in.
If you would like to share the story at home you can use this video: