Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a lovely week off and that you and your children had lots of fun!

We have started back as we mean to go on with yet another busy week. Our topic focus has been Buddhism this week with focus on meditation, where we have had a go at sitting quietly with our eyes closed. We have learned about the story of Buddhism and who Buddha is and have even had a go at dressing up as Buddhist Monks.

Our Numeracy focus has continued to be on 3D shapes. We have practiced naming and matching different 3D shapes as well as finding other objects around school that are different 3D shapes that we have been learning about.

In phonics we have spent time learning some new digraphs. We practiced th, sh and ch and different words that begin and end with these sounds.

In literacy we have begun reading a new story about going to the zoo. It was a funny book where we kept having to think were the people looking at the animals, or were the animals looking at the people? Our focus was on rhyming words in the story.

Tuesday this week brought along an exciting adventure to space for some members of our class along with Pine Tree Class. We really enjoyed climbing up and sliding down. We really loved the massage chair too! The other half of the class had a special treat of going to Pine Tree Class with Craig and learning all about different jobs that people do to earn money. We all had a go at a different job in class and earned some pennies that we then spent on either a foot spa or ingredients to make a cake. Most of us wanted to bake! This group are really looking forward to their trip to Clip ‘n’ Climb very soon.

Have a great weekend all!

Maple Tree Class team xx