Weston St Mary
CE Primary School
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But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded

2 Chronicles 15:7

I can do all things through him who strengthens me

Philippians 4:13
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Maple Class

Home Learning

During school closure, we will be posting daily updates here with information to support your child’s learning at home. Please check the page daily.

Hello Maple Class,

I have been busy planning lots of fun learning for you to do at home. 

I have also been setting up a padlet -Follow this link, and lets get learning together…  https://padlet.com/charlotte_reynolds/do3v0p4ty94m   
Please post your work and updates of the things you have been doing. I am really looking forward to seeing your work, and reading your messages.

Kind regards,

Ms Reynolds

Friday's Challenge

Hello everyone,

We can see that you have been working so hard at home to complete your daily challenges.  Each week on a Friday, we will be sending just 1 daily challenge for all 3 classes to complete together. You can complete these with whoever is in your home, inside or out, anything goes! Those of you who have brothers or sisters in the school, or at home, can play together, with or without your grown-ups to complete the challenges. These challenges may get a little loud or messy at times, but hopefully you will find them good fun!

We all look forward to seeing your pictures and videos on our class padlet pages.

Friday's Challenge

Previous Days

Home Learning PE Activities

Easter Break

Hello everyone! I’ve really missed teaching you all over the last few weeks. It’s the Easter Holidays now, but it doesn’t mean you can’t stay active.

You can continue with the Joe Wicks workouts on his YouTube channel, (I will keep doing them too!), or you can redo some of the other activities that I have set over the last couple of weeks. You might have found other ways to keep yourselves moving too, which is wonderful. Keep those going if you can! Remember to keep drinking lots of water, and getting plenty of fruits and vegetables into your diet so that you can continue to stay healthy.

Stay safe and enjoy the break.
Miss Cox

Week beginning Monday 30th March

Well done to everyone who managed to complete a challenge every day last week. If you managed to complete all of Joe Wicks videos, amazing effort as I know he worked you all very hard. If you managed to complete my shorter challenges, again, super effort to make sure you are keeping moving everyday. You are all Sports Stars! Joe Wicks is continuing his live challenges so here is a reminder of the link to his YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1 Keep moving everyone, you are all doing a wonderful job!

Remember, keeping healthy isn’t just about exercise, but about your diet too. Make sure you are thinking about what you are eating and drinking. Remember to get your 5 a day of fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water to keep you hydrated. You will feel so much better for it! As a side challenge, maybe you could take a photo or draw a picture of a healthy meal you have had this week and share it in your class padlet. It would be a good opportunity to share ideas with each other, to find out what you like and don’t like. Maybe you might come across a healthy food that you have not tried before that you could try.
Stay safe everyone, keep washing your hands and keep moving!


Remember to warm up!: Busy feet its warm up time.

Monday: Freeze dance
Popping bubbles
Banana banana meatball
Tuesday: Pop se ko
The Maxarena- Maximo
Young Dylan dance along 
Wednesday: Exercises for different parts of the body -
Thursday: Shake your sillies  outcompilation
 Friday: Brain breaks playlist

Year 1 and 2

Remember to warm up! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlbCrGqToaw 

Monday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56Frrt4cCXQ
Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCTg3Q70pzM
Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLe28krvntU
Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I91Ox3acemQ
Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfR-XqcMjGo&list=PLAwOTEJXH-cNO5hwDnG5_4MZssRF0NWkc&index=7&t=0s

Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Here is a reminder of last week’s video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyvuaL_2avY  

Reception: Week Beginning Monday 23rd March

This week, Joe Wicks the Body Coach is doing live workouts for children at 9am each day from Monday to Friday. Here is the link to his youtube channel so that you can follow them at home. You will be doing some of his other workout challenges during this week too! https://www.youtube.com/user/thebodycoach1

We want you to keep active in your time at home, so have a go at each of these yoga challenges. You can do one video each day. If you want to challenge yourself and become a YOGA NINJA, you can repeat the videos or do more than one each day.

 Don’t forget to warm up first! Wake up and Shake up before you continue your quest to becoming a Yoga Ninja!
Monday: We’re going on a bear hunt yoga.

Tuesday: Yoga poses beginning with S

Wednesday: Jungle safari yoga

Thursday: Yoga on the farm

Friday: Power yoga for kids

Year 1 and 2: Week beginning Monday 23rd March

We want you to keep active in your time at home, so have a go at each of these Active Workouts. Active workouts are a great way to get lots of exercise in just a few minutes. Each workout is 5 minutes long and will get your heart beating faster. Your mission is to complete a video each day. If you want to challenge yourself, you can repeat the videos as many times as you like or retry the videos from the other days. The more you practice, the easier it gets. Have fun and keep moving!

Don’t forget to warm up first!  Complete this video before each of the Active Workouts.

 Monday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3LPrhI0v-w&t=16s
Tuesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbFqQarDM50&t=19s

Wednesday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xbVr38Bhe7E&t=330s

Thursday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7CX0_7sLTA

Friday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5MBEyQIlrfo
Remember that it’s important to cool down after each challenge. Follow this video for cool down stretching and breathing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cyvuaL_2avY  

World Book Day 5 March

We celebrated World Book Day in out Pyjamas. We camped out inside a cosy den to share lots of our favourite stories. We acted out our favourite stories and pretended to be different characters! In the afternoon Maple Class joined the rest of the school for more story sharing and hot chocolate.

Pancake Day 25 February

In Collective Worship we talked all about Pancake Day, and its significance in the Christian Calendar. This afternoon Maple Class created their own pancake designs, and made their own pancakes to take home.

Yum, Yum!

Weston WOW Day 6 February

Whaplode and Edenham Schools Reception Classes joined us for a ‘Fairytale and Fantasy’ WOW day.

We crafted masks and parachutes, designed rafts and decorated crowns and tiaras.

All children and adults had a fantastic day!

Maple Class have been making porridge! 22 January

In the story Goldilocks and the Three Bears, Mummy bear could make the porridge just right. Mummy bear left Maple class her secret recipe, and the children set to work! There was one problem. Mummy bear forgot to add any quantities or measurements to the recipe. The class worked together to find the secret formula and made the perfect porridge.

Fire Safety Visitor 20 January

Today Maple Class had a visit from Fire Safety Officer ‘Squirrel’.

3 Billy Boats Gruff 17 January

Reception have been busy rein acting the story of the 3 Billy Goats Gruff. They created their own small world landscape and added in the features they found in the story.  They then made up thir own version where the Billy Goats lived under the bridge and wanted to eat the Troll.

Friends 29 November

In PSHE Maple Class have been talking about friendship and have made ‘Friend Wanted’ posters. In our class collective worship the children shared their pictures and talked about what qualities they look for in a friend.


Making Playdough 21 November

This week Maple Class have created their own Playdough recipe. The children chose the ingredients, measured their own quantities and created a yellow peppermint dough. There had been lots of modelling and moulding with some wonderful creations now displayed in the classroom.

Tooth Defenders! 11 November

Today in PSHE Maple class became Tooth Defenders! Alongside Dr Rabbit and Dr Brushwell, we all turned into Super Dentists and defeated the slimy Placulus and his band of plaque monsters.

Maple Class were given new toothbrushes and toothpaste to continue their Tooth defending at home.

Bear Hunt 8 November

The Reception children have been developing their knowledge and understanding of positional language. Following on from the story, ‘ We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, the children were set a challenge to help the bears cross the river?

Rain Catchers 8 November

As part of our Winter Wonderland topic the children have been making rain catchers. The children chose what resources they would need, they constructed their rain catchers and then chose a place in the Maple Class garden to place them.

We will be revisiting them over the next few weeks where the children will monitor the rain fall. Measuring and recording their results.

Diwali 8 November

In Class Collective Worship we have been looking at the Celebration of Diwali. The Children made Diva lams and created their own Rangoli patterns.

Harvest Pictures 16 October

Our Wonderful World 15 October

Today was Superhero Day! 7 October

Maple Class joined, Edenham and Whaplode Schools for a fun packed Superhero day. The three Schools joined forces, and the children’s combined superpowers were supersonic…

A Superhero base was built for protection, traps set and tested, and signs made to warn off uninvited guests. Flying potions were crafted with care, ice warrior biscuits invented for incredible strength, healthy fruit kebabs provided everyone with the energy needed to defeat villains with propelled jet force super soakers.

A carpet picnic brought everyone together to share plans, ideas and stories. At the end of the day all children were congratulated as they passed their Superhero training with honours.

The children said “ We love being Superheroes”.

Firefighters Visit 7 October

As part of our Superhero topic, Maple Class got to meet real life Superheroes. We had a visit from the local Fire service and got to learn first hand all about the role of a firefighter. The firefighters talked to the children all about their specialist uniform and gave everyone a detailed tour in and around the fire engine.

The children got to handle lots of equipment and they all asked lots of questions.

Our Week 27 September

Maple class have been keeping very busy. They have painted, sculpted, stuck, stretched and moulded, measured, counted and estimated, and even performed a musical story to Scout the dog.

What is a Superhero? 5 September

This term we will be learning all about ourselves and others. We will be finding out about what characteristics we may need to be a Superhero. Do we know any real life Superheroes? Are we already Superheroes?  We can’t wait to share all of our adventures with you. More information will be revealed in our newsletter next week.

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