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Welcome to Maple Class!

 

We are year Five and we're taught by Mr Coard!

 

Find out what we are learning about in Terms 1 and 2

Find out what we are learning about in Terms 3 and 4

Find out what we are learning about in Terms 5 and 6

Wednesday 18th September

 

Mini Marines Day

On Wednesday 18th September, we had a visit from the army and they put on a ‘Mini Marines’ day for us. We learnt how to make a fire and toasted marshmallows in our wooded area. Next we had to use our communication and teamwork skills to overcome a challenge which involved crossing an area without touching the floor. The challenging part was that we only could use 6 tyres to transport 12 of us in a group. Finally, we had the opportunity to tackle the inflatable army assault course. It was great fun, even all the teachers had a go!

Mini Marines Day

Friday 4th October

Play leader Training

On Friday 4th October, we took part in a ‘Play Leader Training course’, which was led by Mrs Kenyon and some former play leaders from FCC. We learnt a range of different games and taught each other how to play them. We learnt the importance of a play leader and what it takes to be an excellent play leader. In the coming weeks, Mr Coard will be creating a time table for us, so we know when our play leader duties are.

Wednesday 16th October

Harvest Festival

 

On Wednesday 16th October, we took part in our annual Harvest Festival Celebration at St John the Baptists’ Church. We sang some of our favourite songs and showed the congregation our fantastic Harvest landscape paintings. We are very thankful for everything we have at this time of year and we all think it is very important we recognise this each year. As a school, we collected dried and tinned food for the Oxford Food Bank. It was our biggest collection to date!

Our amazing artwork
All singing together
Harvest Singing

Monday 21st October - Friday 26th October

Arts Week

 

From Monday 21st October to Friday 26th October, we took part in Arts Week based around a chosen book. The book our class picked was 'Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone' by J.K Rowling. We really enjoyed basing our art activities around Harry Potter and we produced some amazing pieces. I wonder if you have noticed our art work around school...

Thursday 12th December

School General Election

 

On Thursday 12th December, we held a School General Election. Our class were split into 4 different groups and we were given the task of creating our own political parties. The parties were called The Environmental Party (E.P), The Life Worth Living Party (L.W.L), The We Will Change Party (W.W.C) and The Sports Party (S.P). When we knew the name of our party, we were given the tasks of forming a manifesto and producing a presentation to the school on why they should vote for our party. At lunchtime on Thursday 12th December, our classroom was transformed into a polling station and Key Stage 2 were given the opportunity to vote for which party they were like to win. We had an 85% voter turnout and the exit poll showed a majority for one party. The results will be posted once all the votes have been counted.

The queue to vote
One happy voter
Voting inside the Polling Station

Friday 13th December

 

General Election Result

 

On Friday 13th December, Mr Coard held an assembly to the whole of Key Stage 2 to reveal the winner of the School General Election. Congratulations to the Environmental Party, who won the election with a successful campaign. Well done to all the other parties for taking part, you all worked very hard to make this election, a very successful one.

Friday 13th December

 

Carol Singing at Petypher House

 

On Friday 13th December, Year 5 and 6 went to sing carols to the lovely residents of Petypher House. We really enjoyed singing to everyone and talking to all the residents, hearing about the stories about their lives. As a bonus, we had an unlimited supply of biscuits!

 

Monday 16th December

Rock Steady Assembly

 

On Monday 16th December, some members of our class performed in their band in front of the whole school. Each week, they take part in a rock steady lesson for half an hour and in that time, they learn a range of instruments from electric guitar to keyboards, drums to bass guitar. They were all amazing and I think we witnessed future rock stars in the making!

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