Upton Noble

C of E VC Primary School

Part of the East Somerset Federation which includes Bruton and Ditcheat Primary Schools

Maple - Year 6

Welcome to Maple Class!

In Maple you will find Mrs Baker and Mr Williams, who are both having a great time in year 6 this year!


This page is where you can hopefully find the information you need about what's going on in Maple.  It's also where we will share some photos and examples of what we have been up to.

This term our Quest topic is South America and we will be learning more about this fascinating place and what life there might be like.


PE days are Tuesday and Friday, so you need to come into school in your PE kit on those days.  Later in the term, some of our PE sessions will be swimming, and I will let you know when we will be starting that.

On Tuesdays we will be doing outdoor learning so you need to make sure you have suitable clothing and boots or a change of shoes. 


Homework will be set on Google Classroom, and we will test spellings every Friday.  You will be using Spelling Shed for practising spellings at home, and TT Rockstars to practise times tables.  I also expect you to read regularly - at least three times a week at home - and I'm looking forward to you sharing what you have been reading with us in school.


If you have any questions, you can use the form below to contact me.

Contact Mrs Baker

For any queries or just to say hello!

Summer 1 Learning Overview

Celebrating a week of amazing work in Maple with a great game of rounders!

Some pretty impressive moving toys using cam mechanisms.

Kicking off our South America topic this term with some map work.

We love reading in the sunshine in Maple Class!

We took our PE lesson outside today - working on our upper body strength and fitness.

We have been investigating whether being taller means people have larger feet, hands or heads. We used all our science skills - asking questions, making observations and taking measurements, recording our data and drawing conclusions.

As part of our work in British Science Week we investigated whether it is possible to estimate a person's age by measuring their height.

Look at this amazing daisy chain - 5m 20cm long!

This afternoon we enjoyed a dance and movement workshop based on The Lorax by Dr Seuss

In science we observed and compared the features of different biscuits built cladograms to show the 'evolution' of biscuits.

Maple Class were great representatives of Upton Noble when we visited the Somerset Rural Life Museum to find out about life in Victorian times.

In Book Week, we read Once Upon A Tune by James Mayhew and focussed on The Sorcerer's Apprentice. Then we listened to The Carnival of the Animals by Camille Saint-Saens and made our own collages like the artwork James Mayhew created for the book.

We used drama and freeze frames to retell the story of the Sorcerer's Apprentice

We spent the morning talking about our Christian value of Love. We read 1 Corinthians 13 which talks about what love is like and wrote our own poems based on it. Then we drew cartoons to go alongside our poems on display.

We made posters about wellbeing in Children's Mental Health Week.

In science we investigated how different beaks are best suited for eating different foods

Look at the incredible biome models Maple Class have made as part of our learning about different environments and habitats and how life has evolved and adapted to survive.

We learned about inherited characteristics in science

In RE we used pictures to retell the Genesis creation story

We played Guess Who with photos of ourselves and looked at different characteristics that we can see

We are reading The Nowhere Emporium by Ross MacKenzie. We have come up with our own Wonders, described them and written an extra scene for the book, set in our Wonders. Today we made models of them.

This term we have designed and built model Anderson shelters. We had to think about how to strengthen them so that they held the curved shape and how to fasten the pieces together.

We found a new friend wandering around at school today! We talked about how he must be getting ready to hibernate for the winter.

Look at our non-chronological reports about WW2. We've really tried to focus on our presentation and they look great!

Reverend Helen came to see us to talk to us and answer our questions about Messiah.

We're enjoying our daily run. We're adding up our laps to see how far we can run before the Christmas holidays. So far we've made it 47 miles, which could get us to Southampton or Cardiff!

In science we explored reflection and how we could change the direction of light using mirrors

Our amazing blackout poetry using In Flanders Fields