Maple Class

Welcome back

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Maple class are really happy to welcome all our pupils back to school after the summer holidays. We have three new pupils in class who have settled well and have adapted to the changes in routine.

We would like to welcome our new teacher Claire to Maple who is covering Steph’s maternity leave. Steph is now 'relaxing' at home with her baby son and we wish her all the best. Claire was a former TA here at the Coppice so many of you will know her or will have seen her around school, we all wish her well in her new role.

The topic for this term is Space - rockets, forces and aliens. We have already started working hard on it. We have learned some facts about the planets, had a planet hunt in the playground and made alien slime and astronauts. Our Music and Movement session also features a variety of different songs and resources all about space.

Some children have begun learning new life skills. They make their own toast at tuck time, which they butter and cut up themselves. Afterwards they wash, dry and put away their pots and cutlery. We will be practising our cookery skills such as peeling, chopping and grating over the next half term. 

As you can see we are going to be very busy and working hard. We look forward to showing you our progress in future blogs.


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The Masked Singer

Sian Peel (speel) on: Maple Class

Class 6 have been making their own version of the TV program The Masked Singer. The children have been busy making some beautiful and very colourful masks, so they can disguise themselves. They used papier mache, pipe cleaners, feathers, paint and glitter to create different insects, a clown, a skull and a tiger mask.

We are currently making a PowerPoint of the children wearing their masks, which we will be sending to some other classes in school, to see if they can recognise who’s behind the mask.

Below are pictures of some of the children wearing their masks. Can you guess who they are?


For our topic “Out and About” we have been pirates onboard a ship on the high seas!! The children made pirate hats which they wear while they play along, on drums and tambourines, to sea shanties in our Music and Movement sessions.

We also wave our flags to the song The Jolly Roger, dance on the deck of the ship to other pirate songs and we explore our treasure chest of gold and jewels. Everyone enjoys this session especially now that they have become familiar with the songs.

The children are settling into class following lockdown and are working well. We are glad to have them back in school.



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Autumn Trail

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Class 6 have a busy half term. We have been learning about Spain as our Modern Foreign Language subject. We have learned some words and phrases, made sugar skulls, listened to Spanish music, cooked a Spanish omelette and Paella and have learned a Spanish song called “Hola”

In Numeracy we have been using rulers and large and small building blocks to measure our height and some items in the classroom.

We also went on an Autumn trail where we looked for red, yellow and brown leaves that had fallen from the trees as well as berries, apples, conkers and acorns. We used some of the things we found to produce some artwork, of small animals, when we got back to class and have them on display in the classroom.

As you can see we have had a very full and fun half term and are looking forward to more activities over the next seven weeks.


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Welcome back

Sian Peel (speel) on: Maple Class

It was lovely to welcome back all the pupils in Class 6 at the beginning of September.  We have continued to do familiar activities in class to help the children settle back into the school routine,  for example, we are still having 'Mr Big' as our group story as the children really enjoyed it; especially listening to Jazz music and playing on the floor keyboard.

All of the pupils have brought in a 'Happiness Box' from home containing some of their favourite items, which they can access during independent learning.  We have started to decorate the boxes with paint, glitter, coloured paper and pictures.

As you know things are very different in school but all our pupils seem to be coping well and are happy to be back at school with their friends.


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Class 6

Music Mosiac

Sian Peel (speel) on: Class 6

Class 6 has changed quite a lot this academic year. Seven new pupils have joined us from Classes 4 and 5 and we have a new pupil, Laura, who has come to us from another school. She has settled in really well and we hope she will be very happy here at the Coppice.

Steph is the new class teacher and we have a new teaching assistant, Celeste, who along with Ashleigh, Moira and Josie make up the staff team.

Our topic for this term is Music Mosiac. We are looking at music across the decades from the 1950’s to the present day. For the 1950’s we have focused on Elvis Presley. We have looked at the costumes he used to wear on stage and we made our own white sparkly material like the one used to make his famous white suits.

We have also been listening to a lot of his songs. One of our favourites is 'Bossa Nova Baby' which Elvis sang in the film 'Fun in Acapulco'. We have watched Elvis singing this song and have then made a video of ourselves playing along and dancing to it. Each of the students chose a musical instrument to play and they dressed up in sunglasses and flower garlands similar to the ones Elvis used to wear. We had great fun making the video and are hoping to show it to everyone in school when it is our class assembly.


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