British Science Week

As part of British Science Week and our new topic ‘Playlist’, the children have been investigating pitch. The children carried out an experiment to find out if different amounts of water in glasses made different sounds. Some made high pitched sounds and some made lower pitched sounds…but how did the Read more…

World Book Day

What a fantastic World Book Day! There were some amazing costumes – well done Maple! The children have written some excellent character descriptions based on ‘The Big Friendly Giant’ and we had a wonderful time during assembly looking at all the other classes costumes.  

Dippy the Dinosaur

Maple have had a fantastic time this morning visiting Dippy the Dinosaur! We travelled on the bus to Rochdale Bus Station and then made the short walk to the council offices, where Dippy was to be found! Have a look at our photos to see what exciting things we got Read more…

Roman Mosaics

Maple have learnt that mosaics are the art of decorating a surface with pictures and patterns made of little pieces of stone, glass or tiles of different colours. We have researched some famous roman mosaics, in particular ones of roman gladiators. We were amazed by how they were made and Read more…

Tenths and hundredths

Maple have enjoyed learning about tenths and hundredths this morning. They’ve learnt some new vocabulary: equivalent, numerator and denominator! They used their hundred square to represent different hundredths fractions and convert them into tenths.

Investigating area

In Maths today, we’ve begun our new topic – area. The children have learnt that area means the amount of space that something covers. We investigated the area of different shapes using counters and explained why it is important to use the same size counter when measuring the area.

Our Roman Experience

Year 4 had an exciting opportunity yesterday when a visitor came from Touchstones to inspire us with our learning this half term. We had the chance to learn about the Romans from an expert. The children asked lots of fantastic questions and were very knowledgeable by the end of the Read more…

The Water Cycle

Maple have been learning all about the water cycle. We have learnt new words such as evaporation, condensation and precipitation. The children have been busy setting up an experiment to see the water cycle in action. Look at our photos to see how we did it. We have made predictions Read more…

Mountain Making

Maple have been busy designing and making their own mountain ranges. Excellent teamwork and a super effort to produce some amazing work. Ask the children at home if they know some of the mountain ranges of the world and which continents they are in!  

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