Healthy Heroes - Sporting Legends

Posted: May 12, 2022 by: Sian Peel (speel) on: Maple Class

Maple Class have been working hard since returning to school after the Easter break. We are now working on our topic for this term-Healthy Heroes/Sporting Legends.

We are having our own mini Olympic Games. We are competing against another class in school in games such as the Javelin and Boccia. The pupils are really enjoying getting out in the fresh air and playing the games with their friends. We have produced banners which they take out to the games to help cheer each side on.

The focus for this term is History and Design and Technology with will be linked to our topic theme. In History the class have produced individual Greek vases using different types of medium to decorate them. These were chosen to represent the fact that the first Olympic Games were held in Athens in Greece.

In Design and Technology the pupils have designed their own Olympic torches which we are busy making at the moment. Each pupil explored a  range of materials and demonstrated their own choices.

Some of our pupils will be selecting a sporting hero to learn about. They will then produce a fact file containing the information they have researched. One pupil has already chosen Freddie Flintoff to base his file on as he is local to this area.

For our weekly class community visit we have been visiting a number of garden centres to look at seeds and fruit/vegetable plants and trees as part of the healthy eating aspect of our topic. We will also be visiting an allotment, owned by a member of staff in school, to learn how fruits and vegetables are sown and grown.

In Numeracy we have been leaning about 3D shapes, time and money. The pupils are working well and are developing skills in these areas.

Our sensory learners have been experiencing a disco Music and Movement session. They really enjoy participating in the different physical movements of the session and moving along to the disco music.

As you can see the pupils have been very busy and are working hard in all areas of the curriculum. They are looking forward to participating in the schools Platinum Jubilee celebrations that will be held in school week commencing 23rd May. We are having a number of activities and celebrations including a Jubilee Lunch, Street Party and a Bake Off – designing a cake with a Jubilee theme. Hopefully we will have some lovely photographs to show you in our next blog.



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