5 Maple Category

World War planes.

As part of their history topic in design and technology the children in Maple have researched the different planes that flew over the skies during World War Two. They designed their own version of one of them and made a model out of wood and card. They learnt new skill like using a file, clamp, […]

Year 5 visit from the police.

Over the last couple of months the local police have worked with the year fives in Maple and Oak on a variety of topics. This has included making posters to warn people of parking safely, internet safety, anti-social behaviour. The final visit for the children was from the police dogs, when the pupils saw at […]

Science – Electricity

During their lessons the children have been learning to recognise the symbols, draw and build an electric circuit using different components. They were then asked to investigate if a bulb remained as bright if the electric circuit was made larger by adding more components. The results were then recorded.

Maple – Forest school

In forest school we looked at how the Vikings (our history topic ) lived on the land. The children had chance to have a go at braiding using wool, cooking (on an open fire from the vegetables they would of grown),wattling, digging for artefacts, building the outline of a longship (from branches off our own […]

Harry Potter World

Year 5/6 enjoyed a busy day visiting the home where the Harry Potter films were filmed. They were able to see some of the original sets, costumes, the original character masks and the design and making of the many animals. The classes also took part in a workshop based on ‘Fantasy Story Writing’ where each […]

Year 5 inter school tag rugby afternoon

Maple class took part in a friendly tournament with other year five children from a number of schools in the area. The children were divided into three teams of seven with two subs per team. Each team played either four or five games. The children had a lovely time practising their skills against the other […]

Take One Picture

In 5 Maple we studied the painting ‘A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte’ by Georges-Pierre Seurat. We designed and painted our own compositions based around water and relaxation. As part of our English writing we produced short biographies on the artist.

Year 5 and 6 year trip to The Imperial War Museum at Duxford.

On Thursday 25th September the pupil in upper key stage 2 visited the Imperial War museum in connection to their history and D.T topics. They were able to see close up some of the planes that took part in the Second World War as well as examples of different vehicles used during the conflict. The […]

Blackberry and apple crumble

In Maple we made blackberry and apple crumble from the blackberries we collected as a class from the local park.

Inter school mini olympics trip.

On Tuesday 9th July Maple was invited to Longdean Secondary School along with other primary schools in the area, The children were put into groups to take part in either Basketball, Tennis, Athletics, Table Tennis and Boccia. Each child enjoyed their particular event and even though we missed out on any medals they had a great […]