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Here's an update about another busy term in Maple Class!

Our topics were ‘The Ancient World’ and ‘Water Everywhere’ in the Spring Term.  The Ancient World topic involved studying the Ancient Egyptians and how they lived, including the importance of living near the River Nile for the Egyptians and what everyday life was like in Ancient Times, such as the differences between now and then.  The topic of 'Water Everywhere' included an in-depth study of the water cycle, including writing an explanation text and drawing a detailed annotated diagram explaining the process. 

In English, we focussed on skills such as using fronted adverbials, direct and indirect speech and extending the range of conjunctions used in writing. In maths, we focused on areas including area, perimeter, counting in tenths and fraction work.

We also studied the work of a local artist, and produced stunning drawings and paintings of the local landscape such as Corfe Castle.
The children also had the opportunity to do some cooking, developing their food hygiene skills when preparing the food.  They all very successfully made chocolate rice crispy cakes. Yum!   
Another highlight of the Spring Term was the class assembly.  The children all worked incredibly hard on this and independently produced their own play scripts, which they performed in the assembly, all about the risks of the internet and how to be safe online.  Their informative assembly was a great success and children received fantastic support from family and friends who attended the assembly, which was greatly appreciated.  
Towards the end of the Spring Term, the children enjoyed the whole school trip to the Winchester Science Centre.  This was a great learning experience for all the children, which included designing and making their own rockets and taking a trip through space in the planetarium. World Book Day was also a great, fun day had by all with some excellent costumes.We covered a great deal of learning and the children enjoyed some wonderful experiences until the term was cut short due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Wishing all families good luck with the interim home-learning and let me know if I can offer any further help in any way during this unusual time. Work Packs will be sent out weekly on Monday mornings, so please look out for these in parents' email inboxes.

Best wishes,

Mr Girling

Maple Class Teacher