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We welcome our new Reception children to Maize Class.

In Maize class we shared the story 'I Like Myself'. The children then looked in the mirror at their reflection and painted what they could see. In groups we talked about the things we like best about ourselves!

The children in Maize class choose the correct letters to write their name with Miss Hirst. They started by thinking about which letter their name starts with. Everyone showed perseverance and didn't give up until they were successful! Well done Maize class.

During Forest School Maize class foraged to find the best materials, to make a Hedgehog or Squirrel habitat.

Maize class enjoyed their first few days at school, getting to know Miss Walker and Miss Hirst. They hunted for numbers in shaving foam and made wooden spoons of themselves.

Our decorated spoons!

Friday 18th July 2020


Hello Maize Class,


So the last day of term has arrived. You have all been amazing this term from what I have seen and have breezed through the changes that have happened.


I am looking forward to teaching you with Mrs Smith in September and I’m sure you are looking forward to being all back together.


Today I would like you to think of something you would like to achieve when in Wheat class and maybe write it down so you remember!


I hope you have a wonderful summer and enjoy some sun, relaxation and time with family and friends. 

Best wishes 


Mrs Bosher 


Thursday 16th July 2020


Hi Maize class,


I would like you to think about all the yummy food you have had at school since being in Maize class. I’d then like you to think about what your favourite meal was at school or packed lunch and explain about why it was your favourite. I would then like you to think about what new foods you may try for next year. Maybe even for your evening meal tonight! 

Enjoy the rest of your day

Mrs Bosher 

Wednesday 15th July 2020




So today’s challenge I would like you to think of a happy memory you would take from your time in Maize class. Maybe you could put that memory into a drawing or painting or just talk about it with someone at home. 

Enjoy reflecting


Mrs Bosher 

Tuesday 14th July 2020


Good morning Maize Class, 


Today’s challenge is looking forward and far on in life! I would like you to think about what you would like to do as a job when you are an adult (teacher, firefighter, doctor, soldier, vet, farmer, actor, banker, shop worker etc). I would love for you to draw a picture and label it. Along with writing a sentence about why you would want to do this job. 

I look forward to seeing your work.


Mrs Bosher 



Monday 13th July 2020


Hello Maize Class, 


I hope you all had a lovely weekend in the sun β˜€οΈ 

This week we are focusing on looking back and looking forward. Think about what you have accomplished over the last year and what you would like to accomplish in the future. 


Todays challenge is to look back at a picture of yourself from when you started school and a most recent picture of you. Can you see and spot any differences? How have you changed? Do you have different friends, likes and hobbies? 

Enjoy reflecting


Mrs Bosher 😊 

Friday 10th July 


Happy Friday Maize Class,


I hope you have a enjoyed this week of sport and fitness. So today’s challenge is to try and complete a race of your choice. This could be done with friends, family, neighbours etc. Maybe you could all choose a different race to do and partake in all. Have fun!


Hope you all have a lovely weekend.


Mrs Bosher 


Thursday 9th July 


Good morning Maize Class, 


Today I would like you to go for a little run and think about how your body feels after? What happens to your breathing? Feel your chest what is it doing? How do

your muscles feel? How do you think exercise affects your body? 

Talk about it with a friend or family member. 

Have a lovely day.


Mrs Bosher 

Wednesday 8th July 




Today’s challenge is to design and create your own piece of sporting equipment. This could be for a specific sport or for a

sport or game you have invented. Think about the variety of equipment that is used in sport. 

Enjoy designing and creating. 


Mrs Bosher 

Tuesday 7th July 2020


Good Morning,


Today’s challenge I would like you to think of and create your own sport or game. It could be using equipment and doing something differently with it or making up a game which you can play with friends but making sure you are keeping active.


Maybe you could think of your own to play with friends in the playground or field at school. If you are not at school what space could you use? 

Have fun and keep fit! 

Mrs Bosher 

Monday 6th July 2020


Good morning Maize Class, 


I hope you have had a lovely weekend.
This week’s focus is Sport and fitness.


Today’s challenge I would like you to see how many times you can hop on one leg for a minute. You could then go onto how many laps of your garden or a grass area nearby you could do in a minute. I’m sure you may think of your own activities. I would just like you to do something active and see how many times you can do it in a minute. 

Have fun exercising πŸƒπŸ»‍♀️ πŸƒπŸ»‍♂️ 


Mrs Bosher 



Friday 3rd July 


Hello Maize class, 


I hope you have enjoyed learning about British Values this week.


In Britain we have many different cultures and religions. For today’s challenge I would like you to find out a fact of a different culture and religion. You could even create a poster about it.


Enjoy your day and have a lovely weekend.


Mrs Bosher

Super picture 😊

Thursday 2nd July


Hello Maize Class, 


Today’s challenge is to think about what you love about our country and about being British πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

I’d love to hear your ideas. 

Have a super day 😊


Mrs Bosher 

Fun at home

Wednesday 1st July 


Good morning, 


As part of British values we are looking at those who help us. There are many people who help us in our community especially through these times. They might be a care worker, paramedic, doctor, nurse, policeman or firefighter. 

Today I would like you to draw and design a person who would help in the community. They may have a mixture of all the roles above or some other key roles. Please label your pictures. 

I look forward to seeing your designs.


Mrs Bosher

Tuesday 30th June 


Good morning,


Part of the British Values is helping others and our community. For today’s challenge I would like you to show an act of kindness by helping someone. This may be a family member, friend or someone within the community. You may help someone with their shopping, phone someone up who is feeling lonely or help out your parents at home. I’m sure you all have plenty of your own ideas. 

I look forward to hearing what you all decided to do.


Mrs Bosher 

Monday 29th June

Good morning Maize Class, 


I hope you all had a lovely and enjoyable weekend. 

So this weeks focus is ‘Great British Values’. To start the week off I would like you to create your own union flag πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§ You can use any materials you like but remember the colours and the design of the flag.


Have fun ✍️ πŸŽ¨πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

Mrs Bosher 

Friday 26th June 


Happy Friday, 


I hope you have enjoyed studying the 1970s this week. To finish of this week I would like you to talk to a family member or friend who grew up in the 1970s. Can they tell you what it was like or even share some photos or memorabilia with you? 

Have a lovely weekend and stay cool 😎 


Mrs Bosher 

Thursday 25th June 


Good morning, 


So today’s challenge is to create your own Star Wars character and label it. 

Star Wars first film was released in the 70s in 1977. There are plenty of characters in the film series so either create your own or use one of the characters to draw and label. 

Have fun drawing ✍️ 


Mrs Bosher 

Wednesday 24th June 


Hello Maize Class, 


Today’s challenge is to design your own 70s outfit. The 70s were a time of flares, fitted shirts, flower power, tie die and big hair! Use the pictures for your inspiration. 

Have fun! 

Mrs Bosher 

Fun at home 🏠

Tuesday 23rd June 


Good morning Maize Class, 


Today’s challenge is to research a children’s tv series from the 70s. I would like you to then draw a picture of it and write why you like it. 

Look at the pictures for some ideas. 

Enjoy 😊 


Mrs Bosher 

Monday 22nd June 


Good Morning Maize Class, 


I hope you all had a lovely weekend. So this weeks theme is the 1970’s. In this decade disco music became very popular. As a fun and energetic challenge I would like you to learn an iconic 70’s and disco dance move called the ‘hustle’. Use the link below to help you learn the dance move step by step.


I hope you enjoy dancing πŸ•ΊπŸΌ 

Mrs Bosher




Friday 19th June


Happy Friday Maize Class, 


I hope you have enjoyed Australian week. So this weeks last challenge is following a sport a lot of Aussie’s love to do on the coast which is surfing. I would like you to design and make a ‘model’ sized surfboard. It is important that it floats so  choose your materials wisely. 

Have fun designing and creating your surfboards πŸ„πŸ»‍♀️ πŸ„πŸΏ‍♂️ 🌊 


Mrs Bosher 

Thursday 18th June 


Good Morning, 


So today’s challenge is to find out one peculiar fact about an Australian animal and share it with a family member. Maybe those who are in school could share it with the class tomorrow. 

Enjoy researching a fun fact! 

Mrs Bosher 

Excellent work πŸ‘

Wednesday 17th June 


Hello Maize,


I hope you are all enjoying learning about Australia. I’m enjoying seeing the photos being sent in of the challenges you are completing. 

Today’s challenge is to create a postcard of pictures of Australia. You may draw some of their landmarks, animals or scenery. For a next step you could write on the postcard saying what you have seen or been up to Australia. 

I look forward to seeing all your fabulous work.


Mrs Bosher 

Link for How Kangaroos got their tails story


Apologies I missed this when I uploaded the learning

Tuesday 16th June 


I hope you are enjoying the start of Australia week. So today’s challenge is to create your very own didgeridoo. A didgeridoo is Australia’s native instrument created by the Aboriginal’s.

To make the instrument you can use tubes, toilets rolls and paint it with aboriginal native designs. Below are some ideas and a link if you’d like guidance on how to make one.


Listen to what a didgeridoo sounds like using the YouTube link.



Have fun creating your very own didgeridoo. 

Mrs Bosher



Excellent instrument making

Monday 15th June 


Morning Maize Class, I hope you all had a lovely weekend. So this weeks focus is Australia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ί 

Today’s challenge I would like you to try and hop like Australia’s native animal a Kangaroo 🦘 If you have a garden see how many times you can hop the length of  it or if not the length of a room in your house. Maybe you can challenge other members of your family? 

Enjoy hopping!


Mrs Bosher

Reading Books

If you would like to change your reading books [ and are not attending school] please contact the office and return any books into the box in the school entrance.We will then arrange a new book for collection.

Friday 12th June 


Happy Friday Maize Class, 


I hope you have had a good week and have enjoyed this weeks challenges. Today’s book is an all round favourite ‘The Gruffalo’. I’m sure some of you may know this story off by heart so maybe you could act it out. Look at the book for those who have it and you can also use the links below.


Today’s challenge I would like you to design your own creature that lives in the woods. Use your imagination and creativity. If you could have a go at labelling it that would be great πŸ‘ 

I look forward to seeing your designs.


Enjoy the day and your weekend.


Mrs Bosher 


A fantastic and an imaginative creation of a creature that lives in the woods.

Super art work and adorable chicks πŸ₯

Thursday 11th June 

Hello Maize Class, 


Lovely to see some Elmer creation’s, I hope you all enjoyed it. 

So today’s story is ‘Owl Babies’. Again if you don’t have the book please use the attached links. One is an animation so quite nice for the children to see.

Today’s challenge is to create your own owl puppet. If you wanted to be really adventurous you could create all the characters from the story! 

Again use the pictures for inspiration. 

Enjoy creating πŸ¦‰ 


Mrs Bosher 


Wednesday 10th June 


Good morning Maize Class, 


Today’s story is ‘Elmer the Patchwork Elephant’. There are many series of stories so if you have one at home any would be great to look at and listen to. If you don’t have one the stories use the links below and enjoy exploring the stories.


Today I would like you to create a patchwork Elmer the elephant yourself. Again please feel free to use any materials you can get your hands on. But remember Elmer is a multicoloured elephant! I did the milk carton elephants with my daughter and she loved it. 

Happy creating 🎨 


Mrs Bosher 

Excellent Elmer’s 🐘

Tuesday 9th June 


So today’s focus story is one of my favourites ‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’. Please listen to the story using the links below or if you have the book that’s great. The challenge is to create your own giraffe pattern.

Fact for you- every giraffes pattern is unique to them like our finger prints!



Have fun! 

Mrs Bosher



Super giraffe pattern painting πŸ¦’πŸŽ¨

Ladybird work

Making vegetable art 🌽 πŸ… 🌢πŸ₯’

Monday 8th June 


Good Morning Maize Class,


I hope you all had a lovely and fun weekend. 

We are continuing on the art theme. For this week I am going to focus on a different story each day with a craft activity. Today’s story is ‘What the ladybird heard’. If you have the story at home please read it to your child and let them explore the book. If you haven’t got the story please use the links below so your child can either listen to it via the YouTube link or you can read it to them via slideshare.


After they have listened to the story I would like them to create a ladybird using any materials they wish. Use the pictures below as inspiration for their creation. 

I look forward to seeing pictures of the ladybird creations. 

Mrs Bosher 



Ladybird crafts

Friday 5th June 


Happy Friday Maize Class, 


For those who are back in school I hope you have enjoyed your first week back and for those at home I hope you have enjoyed completing the activities set. 


Todays challenge- There has been a lot of people creating art and putting it up in their windows or by decorating the outside of their homes. I would like you to go on a hunt for art work in your neighbourhood. Count how many pieces you can find and look at what you think they may have used to create the picture with. How does the picture make you feel? 

Enjoy hunting and your weekend!

Mrs Bosher 



Amazing work πŸ‘

Thursday 4th June 2020


Morning Maize Class, 


As we are focusing on art these next two weeks I have another crafty challenge for you all. Today’s challenge is to create your own mosaic. You can use a range of materials to make your mosaic with and choose an image to recreate. 

Enjoy creating.


Mrs Bosher

Wednesday 3rd June 


Hello Maize class, 


For those of you back at school I hope you are enjoying your time back in the class with Mrs Loftus. For those at home I hope you have liked completing the challenges and activities.


Today’s challenge is to create a collage using natural materials. You could create a picture using natural materials you may have found on a walk or in your garden. Use the pictures to help you.




Mrs Bosher 

Tuesday 2nd June 


Hello Maize class, 


I hope you enjoyed creating shadow pictures yesterday in the beautiful sunshine. For today’s challenge going  along with the art theme, I would like you to create a piece of abstract art. Again you may use a variety of resources and materials (paint, collage, crayons, felt tips etc). 

Please see photos below for inspiration. 

I look forward to seeing your beautiful pieces. 

Mrs Bosher 

Abstract art

Monday 1st June 


Today’s challenge is a fun one and using this amazing weather we are having. I would like you to draw round a shadow. It could be a person, some toys, a tree, anything you like really! You could also use a range of resources- chalk, paint, crayons. 

Have fun β˜€οΈ 


Monday 1st June 

Hello Maize Class,


I hope you all had a lovely half-term enjoying the glorious sunshine.


I would like to introduce myself I am Mrs Bosher and I am back at Milton. Although times are a bit different, I look forward to seeing some of you from a distance in school. I look forward to hopefully getting to know you all well from September. In the meantime Mrs Loftus will be doing an amazing job teaching you all. 

I have really enjoyed looking through your pictures of all the lovely work and activities you are doing at home. I continue to look forward to seeing more of the fabulous work you all do. 

Love Mrs Bosher 







One of Max's ducks built a nest in the school grounds. Mr White discovered 8 baby ducklings there with their mother


To our lovely children and parents of Maize Class, 


Thank you so much for our beautiful cards and gifts. We were both amazed and touched by your kindness. Sadly it is now our time to leave but what a fantastic time we have had teaching you this year. We particularly enjoyed singing all the songs at our Nativity at Christmas and the shared fun on our family learning morning. Even with all the straw and glue! We both feel so sad we aren’t able to say a proper farewell to you all, but we hope we will bump into you at some time in the future. With the very best wishes to you all and with love, 


Mrs Smith and Mrs Shean xxx

Half term

Dear Maize Class,

Next week is the half term holiday so we will not be setting any work, but we would love you to keep doing some reading everyday. 


After half term, Mrs Bosher will take over from us, but Mrs Shean and I will continue to look at all your learning on the website. Thank you for working so hard in Maize Class. We are so proud of you all and we will miss you so much!


Take care and keep safe.

Love from Mrs Smith and Mrs Shean xxx




3D shape search

Designing a safari park

Numbering safari park animals

Checking the crops

Making bread

Farm shop

Monday 18th May 2020


Good morning Maize Class! This week we are off on safari, hopefully you’ll be able to have lots of fun doing our zoo animal activities. We look forward to seeing your photos! 

love from Mrs Shean x

Home learning 18th May 2020

A great story map

Story maps

Lists of farm animals

Wednesday 13th May 2020


Good morning marvellous Maize Class,



Today I would like you to read the story of ‘The Little Red Hen’. If you haven’t got a copy, watch a version on Youtube.


Then I would like you to draw a story map. It could look like this one. If you can, send me a photo of it to put on the website.


Have fun!



Monday 11th May 2020


Good morning Maize Class! 🌾 


I hope you all enjoyed your weekend, we had some lovely sunshine and lots of cake on VE Day. Two of my favourite things! 

This week we will be looking at farm animals. If you live on or near a farm perhaps you can share your learning and email photos.  

Love from Mrs Shean 



Home learning 11th May 2020

Farm animal homes powerpoint

Wednesday 6thMay


Good morning marvellous Maize Class!

I hope you are all well and managing to do lots of reading.

If you have run out of things to read, register for free to read some e-books:


Enjoy! Best wishes from Mrs Smith.

Writing about hedgehogs

Hedgehog picture

List of wild animals

Minibeast models

Monday 4th May 2020


Good morning Maize-ettes! 

I hope you had a lovely weekend. This week we are looking at British wildlife. I wonder if you have spotted any wildlife when out walking or in your garden? On Sunday my children found a nest of ducklings while walking near our home, they were very fluffy and very sweet! 

Missing you all, 


Love from Mrs Shean x



Week beginning 4th May 2020

April weather

What was the weather like in April?

At the Vets

List of minibeasts

Playing a board game

At the vets

Exciting science!

St George's Day flags good enough to eat!

Vet role play

Writing a list of pets

Practising ball skills

This may be useful for reading and writing ideas.

Reading at Home

Happy Easter!

Acts of Kindness Calendar and booklets.

Posters to thank the NHS.

Looking for signs of Spring.

Timetable of activities for the week beginning 30th March

Why don't you start collecting junk so you can make a robot like this?

Why don't you make some Easter cards for your family and friends?

Making a cake.

Cutting out numbers to 20 for a bingo game.

Making play dough is a great idea!

Singing along to 'Song of Sounds'.

Practising letter formation.

Writing sentences using our red tricky words.

Stay safe

Well done for completing the poem!

Super constructing

Enjoying cooking

Enjoying a healthy snack in a den

Making bubbles

Bug hunting

Measuring is fun!

Adding in Slovakia.

Have you done any adding yet?

Did you enjoy hunting for minibeasts?

Have you made your rainbow picture yet to go in your window?

Painting amazing pictures.

Playing numbers to 20 bingo.

Writing CVC words

Making a number line to 20.

Fun at home making popcorn.

23rd March 


Busy at home painting rainbow pictures. They look beautiful!



At school today, keyworker children made Lego rainbows and we talked about how seeing a rainbow helped us all feel safe and hopeful. 


Best wishes, Mrs Shean πŸŒˆ 


21st March 2020

Please find this free link a useful tool to support reading at home.


Keep in touch with your home learning including any photos so we can upload them here and share our learning. You can email me Please put  in the subject Maize class. It’ll be a great way to keep in touch during this time.

This week at home me and my children have made binoculars to look for garden birds! 


Best wishes, 


Mrs Shean 

Maize Class Home Learning Letter 20th March 2020

Look at the lovely houses we made for the three little pigs.