Welcome to Maple!
A very warm welcome to Maple Class! Please check this page regularly to see photos and examples of some of the fantastic work and activities pupils have completed in class.
Poetry in Maple
Can't stop the feeling! 3rd July 2018
The Great Kempsey Bake Off!
In Maple class, our classroom transformed into our very own 'Great Kempsey Bake Off' for our maths lesson focusing on grams and Kilograms. Children were set a technical challenge of making their very own scrumptious chocolate chic muffins following a recipe provided. As time ticked by, the children persevered weighing out ingredients, sharing roles, using that elbow grease to stir the ingredients together and ensuring that they made that perfect muffin mixture. As the technical challenge got fierce between teams, our very own Merry Berry (Mrs Wallis) and Paul Hollywood (Mrs Baynes) used their impeccable muffin knowledge to judge these delicious muffins. After much deliberation, our runners up were the cookie monsters, cooking cats and cooking masters! In 2nd place we had the delightful muffin masters! In 1st place we had our very own future professional bakers, the master chefs presenting a well rounded, tasty and irresistible chocolate chic muffin. Well done Maple Class!
Design and Technology in Maple
As part of our topic 'Different Places, Similar Lives' Maple were given a problem solving task - to imagine they live in a remote part of the world where there are no roads and no means of transport. The children were asked to find ways of getting the items from A to B (a distance of four metres) by pushing, pulling, sliding, etc. Using the available materials, they were challenged to come up with different solutions to the problem. Pupils showed great creativity for example, buckets of water were tipped down a pipe into another bucket and pupils also used their knowledge of how the Ancient Egyptians transported materials to build their pyramids from our previous topic!
We even demonstrated our finished designs to Ash and Chestnut classes!
Y3 Science - Investigating Friction
Over the last two weeks, Y3 have been finding out all about friction and what types of surfaces have the least friction and the most friction. This week, the children carried out a jelly chopsticks experiement making predictions about whether they would be able to move the jelly faster with or without adding oil, using their exisiting knowledge about friction, how it helps us get a better grip on objects and what might minimise friction.
Maple PE - Team games and ball skills
As well as practicising and applying different passing skills in PE we are also focusing on sportsmanship in our lessons with pupils showing good teamwork and communication receiving raffle tickets for our weekly prize draw!
As part of our new topic ‘Different Places, Similar Lives’, the children have also researched and compared different religious festivals from around the world this week.
Religious festivals around the world
17th April 2018
We hope you have had a good Easter break. This week the children will be discovering a modern fairy tale by Carol Ann Duffy - The Princess' Blankets and thinking about how it compares with more traditional fairy tales.