Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Maple - Year 6

Topic web - Summer

Welcome to Maple Class 2018-2019


The topic in Maple class For term 5 continues to be South America and this will provide the stimulus for much of our work across the curriculum. 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, children will undertake some guided research of the magnificent Brazilian city - Rio Di Janeiro and using their new found knowledge will put together persuasive holiday adverts! I'm sure our brochure will look fabulous! 


Alongside all of this, The Explorer by Katherine Rundell will be our class read and guided reading sessions will be linked to this, though with debates and discussion texts our writing focus for the early part of the term, many arguments will be read and unpicked during our class reading sessions as proficient readers make equally proficient writers!


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 again 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, all word lists will be added to spelling shed. Thus far, I have been blown over by its impact and the number of times the pupils are accessing this brilliant resource.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 the summer term! Map art!

Exploring electrical circuits

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!