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We are meteorologists.

We learned that clouds are made out of tiny little water drops (JB). We learnt that if you get hit by lightning you would probably die as it is really powerful, fast electricity. (LE) We learnt that when it is raining we get thunder storms. (DN) To get struck by lightning is really bad luck. […]


We are paleontologists

This week we have been learning about paleontology. We learnt that paleontologists find out about dinosaurs from their fossils. We learnt about the fossilisation process. We had a go at making our own cast fossils. On Friday we learnt that fossilised dinosaur poo is one way that they know what dinosaurs ate or they look […]


Our Wild Walk

Tuesday 29th October 2019 Today we looked at ‘On a Magical Do-Nothing Day’ for the first time. Before we read the book we looked at the front cover and thought about what it reminded us of, who the characters may be and what the story is going to be about etc. We then read the […]


Bugs and living in a space ship

Some photos are sideways, my apologies it is a new format editor and I can’t work out how to change it. Thanks for understanding. Bugs This week the bug man came into school with all sorts of amazing creatures. Some of us were really keen to hold them and other not so much. But we […]


Our blood song!

Friday 11th October 2019 This week we have been learning about our hearts and blood (Charlie-may). It is called the circulatory system (Jezley). Our goal was to create a song about blood to help us remember all the information (Hannah). To learn all the facts about blood we carried out research (Rose and Ameliah). We […]


Wednesday 9th October – Bugman visits!

Back for a third year, Bugman Martin Rapley visited year 4 today. As part of their learning on the classification of living things, the children enjoyed a workshop where they were able to get up close and personal with a variety of amazing insects, arachnids, reptiles and a very cute little amphibian! We look forward […]


Maple heads to Space!

We have been learning about how rockets get into space. We learnt that the rockets can’t have flat tops or air will push against it (LE) We also learnt about gravity which tries to pull it back to earth (JG) We designed our rockets to be aerodynamic and then the next day we made them […]


When a nurse came to visit:

Today we had a visit from a nurse, her name was Dionne. She worked as an army medic and then at the doctors. She brought lots of exciting kit with her. We all got a turn to listen to our heartbeats using a stethoscope. Nurse Dionne talked to us about emergencies and we discussed that […]


Thursday 19th September: Yr4 woodland walk

Morgan and Harvey:  On Thursday Yr 4 went to the local woodland to observe the plants that grow there, look for the habitats of different animals, and to collect anything that we wanted to observe more closely back in class.  Here are some thoughts from Nelson class. Harvey:  I wasn’t expecting to find mushrooms growing. […]


Let the science begin!

Working as scientists This week has been a very exciting week in Maple. We have been really looking forward to starting to work as scientists. On Thursday and Friday we saw an amazing assembly by Mad science and had a go at lots of experiments.     We classified things by their properties and we made […]