5 Maple Category

Year 5 Computing

Last week Mr Perry and Mr Green worked with all the year 5s, learning what makes a computer work. We discussed the main components and then the children set to a pile of old and broken PCs, trying to find the parts we discussed and seeing how a computer is (dis)assembled.

Design Technology

In Maple we have been working on a design brief to make a World War II plane as part of our topic. We collected information about our chosen plane and added some pictures. We then drew a side, front and overhead view on graph paper. >

Across the Fields

Across the Fields, sung by key stage 2 in our singing lessons. The second half is sung as a round.

Creativity week – Take One Picture

For Creativity week the children have all made a class project around the picture ‘A Roman Triumph’ which is in the National Gallery. The children all worked extremely hard and each class produced something different based on what they saw and liked about the picture. We could not be prouder of all they have achieved. […]

How a computer works

In years 5 and 6, we have been looking at how computers work. Before we go into the nitty gritty of binary, ASCII and computer code, we wanted to see what’s actually inside. The best way to find this out was to look, so equipped with screwdrivers we set to disassembling old computers and matching […]

Raspberry Pi

Hopefully you all have your Pis home by now, so let’s think about what you can do with them. The simplest thing is to plug them into a TV. You will need a few things we did not send home with you. – First is a power cable. The nice white official Raspberry Pi ones […]

KS2 Sport Day

On Tuesday 14th June we held our KS2 Sports Day. All the children were all split into teams of our house colours. They then had to go round the course that had lots of stations to do different activities to try and get as many point as they could for their house. Some of the activities were things like […]

Football match vs. Maple Grove

Our football team played a match against Maple Grove School. After the match three of the teams players wrote a match report telling us what happened. Here it is: ‘Our team was Josh in goal. Paris, Cory and Tommy in defense. In midfield was Alex, Owen and Ben. Finally, I (Michael) was right wing, Ethan was […]


Here is a game Mr Green and Mr Roberts (Computing Governor) have been working on with Scratch on a Raspberry Pi.    

A great start to the Spring Term!

We started the new term thinking about the power of having a growth mindset. We have been working hard to develop this. Each week we have also thought about a different learning power. So far we have focused on ‘Concentration’ and ‘Don’t Give Up’.     We have also been going swimming at Astley Cooper […]