Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Maple - Year 6

Topic web - Spring

Welcome to Maple Class 2018-2019


The topic in Maple class this term is South America and this will provide the stimulus for much of our work up until Easter. We have lots of fun and engaging lessons planned with art, history, geography, DT, writing and reading linked to this over arching topic.


In DT, children can look forward to making and experiencing South American food which I'm sure they will look forward to! We have a series of art lessons planned including the design of South American Molas as well as creating artwork inspired by South American Torres Garcia.


Later on in the term, we will tackle South American geography, including rainforests, the Amazon and the deadly animals which live there. Additionally we will develop map reading skills and use longitude and latitude (including the equator and tropics) coordinates to pinpoint specific locations around the globe.


Alongside all of this, The Explorer by Katherine Rundell will be our class read and guided reading sessions will be linked to this.


Please can pupils remember to have PE kits in school all week as our timetable is flexible though the plan is for PE on Tuesdays and Fridays.


The format for spellings has changed this term slightly. We will still focus on a specific weekly pattern in class though rather than pupils having 15 words to take home for the weekend, they will take 4 home each night linked to the pattern. The usual expectations of children reading every night for at least 20 mins and logging on to TT Rockstars still applies. Reading records will be checked regularly and these can be used as home communication logs.


Thanks for checking our page. If any parents require a meeting, either catch me after school to arrange a time or speak to the school office.


Mr Oakes and Maple Class


Start of term 2 - whole school science investigation

Premier sports archery and fencing day!

South American art in the style of Torres Garcia

Creating artwork inspired by South American Molas

Researching the animals of the Amazon for our non-chronological reports

We think our non chronological reports look great!

Classifying animals in science

Learning about averages outside!

Designing microbes (fungi, bacteria, viruses)

After writing persuasively, we made the pancakes!

A great day at Whitstone School in Shepton Mallet

Cross country season is upon us! Wins for Sacha and Esmeralda!

Some great examples of newspaper quotes in preparation of WW1 reports

ICT - performing televised newspaper reports on the assassination of Franz Ferdinand

Silhouette art worked linked to WW1

Author visit - Fiona Shaw (Outwalkers)

DT - making trenches

Searching the National Archives for WW1 letters from the trenches

Mixed numbers and improper fractions on the playground!