Japanese fun!

Posted: Mar 28, 2023 by: Sian Peel (speel) on: Maple Class

This term in Maple we have been working extremely hard! In Maths we have been learning about capacity. Pupils have been working on being able to identify different levels of capacity and predicting which container will hold more or less. Our sensory learners have had lots of opportunity to explore in water, whilst filling and emptying different containers.  In English the pupils have been challenged to think about letter recognition, as we have continued to improve our alphabetical ordering skills. We have followed instructions and made items using the Japanese art of paper folding “origami”.  The pupils enjoyed carrying out a Japanese tea ceremony, as we continued to learn about Japan. In the ceremony we listened to traditional Japanese music, followed Japanese rituals and tried some Japanese tea! Maple Class have also been learning about the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, who is famous for her use of polka dots. The pupils have made some clay pumpkins and will be decorating them in future lessons.  As a school we celebrated “Science Week” by learning about the topic “Connections”. Maple Class began by thinking and understanding what Science is and what it means. We then explored “Connections” by carrying out experiments looking at minibeasts and habitats.  A group of students have begun to access Runshaw College. During this time, they have appeared on Runshaw Radio, where they introduced themselves and even played their own choice of song. They have explored the college and used the outdoor gym equipment. In future weeks they are looking forward to designing and creating in Technology!



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