Welcome to Team Maple.
Staff supporting in Team Maple are:
- Maple Teacher: Cath Reidy
- Lead Teaching Assistant: Helen Stow
- LSA: Sally Salvona (Mon, Wednesday, Thursday Friday am)
- LSA: Tracy Godman (pm)
- LSA: Rose D'Souza (Tuesday am)
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: Equality in football. We have been looking at the amazing women's England football team and the history of women in the game. We are also learning about the effect of racism on football players and how we can be allies to ensure equality for all.
We have been using Cuisenaire rods to create part-whole structures using a representation. We learnt that the coloured rods can create additive, multiplicative and additive and multiplicative combined structures. We are now starting to put stories (a context) and equations to match each representation.
We also are focussing on our Times Tables, in line with the Times Tables Pledge. This week's focus is fluency and noticing patterns within tables.
With links to our topic 'Everybody wants to Rule the World' and crime and punishment, we have been investigating how a burglar alarm might work. We have made electrical circuits, understood what the symbols are for each component of a circuit and investigated the use of a switch and if the position of a switch is important to the circuit.
The Tower of London
As one of the world's infamous prisons, the Tower of London has seen many people locked within the fortress walls. We had an amazing day at The Tower of London where we learnt who was imprisoned and the conditions they lived in. We put ourselves in the prisoners shoes where a costumed presenter recounted exciting stories from the Tower's dark history, whilst exploring some historic spaces originally to hold prisoners.
(More pictures in the Maple Gallery)