Welcome to Team Maple.
What a fantastic start to Autumn term we have had!
Working collaboratively, our teams have been focusing on getting to know new learners as well as team building activities to develop social skills, communication and build individual confidence within the classroom.
This week, we have launched our Trailblazer topic: Film and Acting. As historians, we have been developing a chronologically secure understanding of film making. We have learnt when the first film was produced and the reason behind the production of this film; we have learnt about significant people during the 1900s, including Charlie Chaplin and his style of acting; and we have learnt about the evolution of Disney over the years.
During our DT lessons, we have created our own animation movies, including the use of Flip Books, Zoetropes, Thaumatropes. We recognised that many film directors use stop animation to create their movies and we have been working collaboratively to challenge ourselves to make our own movies using the iMotion app on the iPads.
Team Maple are really enjoying Maths: we have been using Cuisenaire rods to represent structures.
We have been learning about the importance of being an efficient mathematician and have been working collaboratively to find the most efficient method to solve a calculation.