Spreadsheets

Maple have been working on producing spreadsheets on their laptops this afternoon. We inputted some data and used to 2calulate to produce some line graphs and bar charts. We used the graphs to answer questions about the data.

Structures

This half term in Design and Technology, Maple have been learning about Structures. We began by exploring different frame structures to test which were the most stable, we then designed our own pavilions and used a range of materials to build a strong frame structure. We then experimented with different Read more…

Structures

This afternoon Maple have been learning all about structures. We carried out some research on ‘Pavilions’ and learnt about world expos. We worked in groups to make a variety of different frame structures. Have a look at our photographs to see our building in progress and our finished structures.   Read more…

Perimeter

This week in Maths, Maple have been learning about Perimeter. We looked at different shapes and ran our fingers around the edges to understand what we meant by the distance around a shape. We calculated the perimeters of the different shapes we had drawn. We also set ourselves the challenge Read more…

M6 Theatre Visit

On Thursday Maple visited the M6 Theatre Company as part of our Linking Schools network. The children met and worked with a Year 4 class from Ashfield Valley Primary. As well as watching a theatre production, the children produced some drama work about looking after our world. Throughout the year Read more…

Our Digestive Systems

This afternoon, Maple have been learning about the digestive system. We watched Mrs Grindrod show us how our teeth and saliva mashed up some banana and biscuit. We learnt how the food travels down our oesophagus and into our stomach. Read one of our letters to ‘Mr Toilet’ to find Read more…

Persuasive Letters

Maple have been learning about the art of persuasion in English! We began by reading a letter addressed to David Walliams, which was trying to convince him to visit our school and help us with our reading. We worked really hard to pick out all of the persuasive language and Read more…

Negative Numbers!

Maple have been working hard with negative numbers in maths today. We worked in groups to order our negative numbers. We even made human number lines, positioning ourselves in the correct order. We spent some time calculating the differences between some positive and negative numbers and completed some fantastic work Read more…

Vertebrates and Invertebrates

Maple have been comparing human anatomy to other animals this afternoon. We worked in pairs to try and identify which animals have backbones and which don’t. We discussed which of these animals had exoskeletons and which had endoskeletons. We classified the animals into vertebrates and invertebrates.

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