Another busy week for Maple

It's been a busy few weeks at school for us all, with the excitement of World Book Day last week and Science week this week.  The children looked fantastic in their costumes for World Book Day last Thursday. They all had the opportunity to talk about their book and character, as well as describing their favourite part … Read more

Healthy Sandwiches

This term in DT Maple class have been discussing what makes a healthy sandwich. The children tried out different types of bread in order to choose their favourites. We then discussed what ingredients we could include in our sandwich to make it healthy. This lead us to looking at healthy and unhealthy foods and how … Read more

Bronze age beakers!

In History this term, we have moved from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age, where better materials and tools were available.  Last week Maple had to design a Bronze Age beaker, in the style of the Bell Beaker people, who came to the UK from all over the world.  Today we shaped clay to … Read more

Marvellous Maths

This week, Maple have been revising their knowledge of place value in Maths. We have been learning where to place 3-digit numbers on a number line and using place value to order and compare numbers.  Today, the children were challenged to work in pairs to solve investigative questions. It took a lot of discussion, as … Read more

Maple get reporting!

This half term in English, Maple class have been learning about the features of non-chronological reports, or information texts. We started by reading some non-fiction books on various sports and discussed the common features.  The children were then set the task to reasearch a sport of their choice and make notes which they would use … Read more

Stable structures

In Design Technology this term Maple have been looking at examples of stable structures. We evaluated examples of picture frames and hope to design and make our own picture frame later in the term. On Friday, Maple were set the challenge of creating a strong and stable structure using only newspaper; we were surprised to … Read more

Investigating soil

This term our Science Topic in Maple has been Rocks and Soils. We have already learnt about the differences between man-made and natural rocks and can name the three types of rocks, igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic, and how they are formed. Recently we looked at fossils and how they are formed. We were amazed to find … Read more

Maple visit to Celtic Harmony

On Tuesday 26th September Maple class visited Celtic Harmony for a Stone Age experience day. We learnt lots about how the Stone Age people lived. We took part in four main activities; building a shelter, trading, hunting and gathering and learning about Stone Age weapons. First we got into groups to build a shelter. We … Read more