# Maple Class Blog

## Freeze Framing scenes from Toy Story

At the start of the new school year we do a lot of work on place value in maths.Â  The children have been grouping items into sets of tens and ones in order to count accurately, they have been finding numbers on a numberline and hundred square, saying which number is more and less and doing measuring tasks.

## Uganda day

We had a busy day on Friday. We started the day with an assembly and found out about similarities and differences betweenÂ  school life in Uganda and St Mary Bourne. We then spent the rest of the day finding out about food that grows in Africa and tasted a range of different tropical fruits. They were very tasty. We also learnt that some children have a special porridge called posho which we also made and tasted. In the afternoon we had a special visitor, Mrs. Bevan-Thomas,Â  who told us all about her visit to Mityana- our partner school

## Launch of our new topic- Ground Control

We launched our new topic with a hunt for space number around the school grounds. We worked as a pair and used a number grid to record the numbers when we found them. We also noticed that some numbers were missing and it made a staircase pattern on our grid.Â

## Outdoor learning week

We had a great outdoor learning week and most of our learning took place outside. In maths we followed directions and created our own maps. We also made pictures that had to equal a given amount, each item had a different value and we had fun working out how many of each item we needed. In science we worked on food chains playing a game to find out what was in each chain. We ended the week with a whole school walk into the woods, it was a long way and there were lots of different things to spot on our journey.

## Maple class dance

We had a street dance session and had to work hard to keep in time to the music.

## Gymnastics

Vehicle Treasure Hunt

We launched our new topic with a treasure hunt in the school grounds looking for photographs. We worked with a partner and had to write down all the different vehicles we could find.Â

## Vegetable Tartlets

13th September 2017

We used the grounds of the school as an introduction to our science topic on plants. The children had a tub full of things that grow in our grounds, they had to look around and find where those things grow. The children had great fun and it was a way of them working together to really look at howÂ all the plants are different from each other.

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## Using balance scales to measure mass.

Testing our sight