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Maple Class are our Year 3 and 4 children, we follow the National Curriculum. As we move into Key Stage 2 we build on the skills acquired in Key Stage1, learning to apply these across an increasingly sophisticated and varied curriculum.

Our work

June 2017.

Stop-Motion Animation. 

During creative arts week, Maple made some stop motion animations.   You can see a montage of all the films below.

Stories.

If you came to the Maple assembly then you would have seen how the children have been using the computer to add appropriate sound effects to their stories they have written.   You can listen to them below.

Carolyn's story final.mp3Georgia's story final.mp3Ned's story final.mp3Georgia's story final.mp3Joe's story final.mp3Louisa's story final.mp3Lucas' story final.mp3Rosanna's story final.mp3Tegan's story final.mp3Stopmotionmaple_WMV V9.wmvEthanHayden.mp3GeorgieMaisie1.mp3

February 2017.

Technology Week.   Maple made marble runs where the objective was to make a marble drop from a height as slowly as possibe.   The children had to think very carefully about how to slow it as much as possible while allowing it to travel a very long distance.   Some children added 'speed bumps' along their run.   They were only allowed one sheet of A3 card, a marble and 2 metres of masking tape.   The second challenge was to make a self propelled car using a set amount of materials.   Children learnt how to overcome many difficulties and working as a team was essential.   Some groups made their cars as light and as small as possible.   This explores the idea of power to weight ratio.   Also, making the wheels run smoothly explores friction.   At the end there was a competition to see which car was fastest and why.   They also learnt lots of new skills such as sawing and using hot glue guns as well as technological inventions such as the basic principle of a jet engine, which was related to our project on Donald Campbell. 

Watch the video below. 

Technology Week.mp4

Most of the trout eggs have now hatched into alevins.   This is the stage before they turn into fry (baby trout).   They look like tiny fish but with a yolk attached as their food supply. Below, you can see some pictures of the trout and also the amazing bug hotels the children have been designing. 

January 2017.

Happy New Year!   Please find the Spring Curriculum Overview towards the bottom of the page.   We will be learning about the landscapes of The Lake District and in science, all about habitats and how plants grow.   To help inspire our topic about habitats, we will be rearing our very own trout eggs and releasing them into The River Kennet.  

Below are some pictures of the fabulous mountains the children have made as part of their creative learning.

October 2016.

Communications week.   Watch our video to see some of the things week did!

Communications week.mp4

Our staff

September 2016.   To enhance our work about Stone Age Britain, we are going on a school visit to Avebury Stone Circle and museum on 13th September.   We will post photographs as soon as we come back so watch this space!

Curriculum

September 2016.   To enhance our work about Stone Age Britain, we are going on a school visit to Avebury Stone Circle and museum on 13th September.   We will post photographs as soon as we come back so watch this space!

Curriculum

September 2016.   To enhance our work about Stone Age Britain, we are going on a school visit to Avebury Stone Circle and museum on 13th September.   We will post photographs as soon as we come back so watch this space!

Curriculum