Outdoor Beach Art


Today we spent our morning outside doing beach themed art. We worked in groups to paint lovely beach scenes and sprinkled them with real sand to add texture. We also enjoyed doing water painting and hand printing, and then cooled off in the shade with ice poles (which ended up being ice-cold drinks, but we still enjoyed them!). … [Read more...]

Making newspaper bridges


This week Maple have made newspaper bridges! We learnt about what makes a strong bridge, like tension and supports, and how triangles and semi circles are the best shapes to give support. We planned our bridges and then made them out of newspaper and sellotape. We tested their strength using toy cars and some of our bridges could hold up to 5 cars! … [Read more...]

Dungeons and Dragons WOW day baking


To launch our exciting year 1 /2 topic for this half term we had a fun filled day of castle themed activities! One of our activities was baking knight biscuits. We all worked together to measure and mix the ingredients, roll out the dough and cut out our knights, and finally decorate them with helmets, shields and weapons. Some of the knights looked very fierce but they still tasted delicious! … [Read more...]

World Book Day


Maple Base have made a brilliant effort dressing up for World Book Day! From pirates to princesses, owls to wizards, giants to crocodiles, our class room has been full of wonderful characters! We have enjoyed reading for pleasure, drama and writing lovely descriptions of our characters. … [Read more...]