Maple

3rd – 7th July 2017

DT food design For design technology (DT) this term we are looking at foods, there effect on the body and creating our own foods with a brand of packaging.  This has been an interesting process as the boys have completed research and used this to in turn complete a design brief.  As part of the process we have looked at packaging and designed our own which would make a product appealing.  The boys have had great fun designing their food and packaging.

26th -30th June

Geography In geography this half term we have been looking at the types of signs which are common in towns and those that are common in the countryside.  The boys have realised that although some are more suitable to one area than another they can be anywhere.  We completed a class quiz and have been on a local walk to try and also plot a route and then transfer it to as map.  It was nice to chat to people as we walked around the local area and the boys were excellent ambassadors for the school.  Well done.

11th – 15th July 2016

This term as part of the topic we have looked at the human body and how we move.  In Design and Technology we have researched and created skeletons.  These have been made using examples from the internet as a template.  Then bones were added before being joined together.  The split pins we used made all the bones move in the same way that our body does every single day.  We had lots of fun as we reviewed the designs as we went along.  Some people had very skinny bones in some parts and very wide ones in others.  With review we were able to adapt our skeletons and make an excellent resource which demonstrated the boy’s research and work. As this is the final week of the school year and our last week as Maple class can myself and Miss H, as well as our late addition Miss R say well done to the boys.  You have all done amazingly well this year.  You have all made excellent progress academically and socially.  We will miss all the fun we have had and good luck for the future in year 6 and beyond. Enjoy the summer holidays. Pic 11.7.16

4th – 8th July 2016

In maple we are using our Spanish lessons to learn about different sports.  This has built on the knowledge the boys have accumulated over the year and also allowed us to extend our vocabulary.  We have learnt how to identify things we like and dislike and give reasons for our feelings.  We have used sports as it has been linked to our current ‘Olympics’ and ‘Top Teams’ topics.  This has also helped the class choose an idea for our class assembly.  The boys chose to act out sports using charades and the teams they are members of have to guess what they are acting out.  The class have loved making up ideas for the acting and we had lots of laughs throughout the planning, practice and completion. Pic 4.7.16

27th June – 1st July 2016

Recently in Maple we have been to visit the outdoors classroom at Linkenholt.  This is a site which is used by the school regularly to complete class activities and the year six camp which the boys will take part in next year.  The boys had lots of fun learning about the countryside in a different environment to the school.  We were able to visit the woods and find a number of artifacts which we wouldn’t find in the town.  The boys found this very exciting.  During the day we had a barbecue which made running around in the afternoon difficult as we all had lots to eat.  Despite our full stomachs we played lots of team games which are always popular with the boys.  We had lots of laughs while we played games as well and we are looking forward to visiting again. 27th June pic    

6th – 10th July

This week in Maple class we have been concentrating on healthy eating. We looked at The Eatwell Plate and also the seasons in which the foods are grown. We also had discussions about where food is produced around the world and discovered that most of the fruits and some of the meats we get in the UK are imported. We know that many root and leaf vegetables can be grown successfully in the UK, sometimes in artificial conditions. Eatwell Plate

6th – 10th July

This week in Maple class we have been concentrating on healthy eating. We looked at The Eatwell Plate and also the seasons in which the foods are grown. We also had discussions about where food is produced around the world and discovered that most of the fruits and some of the meats we get in the UK are imported. We know that many root and leaf vegetables can be grown successfully in the UK, sometimes in artificial conditions. Eatwell Plate