This week in Maple

This week we have been very busy again! We have been learning more about Norwich during world war 2, cooking, doing forest schools and PE as well as all our maths and reading and writing.

Soup and bread

We made our own tomato soup and bread rolls. We sat together and enjoyed the meal at the end of the day. We learnt lots of new things especially about what yeast does and why we need it to make our bread fluffy.

All about 10!

Some of us have been learning all about the number 10 and experimenting with different ways of making it. We used a fun activity with 10 fishes to help us.


We made obstacle courses using items from the forest school area. We then had to trust our partners to help us get safely to the other end. We had to really think about what we were saying when we had to guide our friends. It was quite tricky.

The Blitz

We have looked at some parts of world war 2 this week. We have learnt about the battle of Britain, the Blitz and the bombs that hit Norwich. We looked at a map which shows were all the bombs landed in and around Norwich. We also looked at primary and secondary sources and read a news paper article about the bombings in Norwich. We used the article to find information about the bombings.

Forest School – Year 6

This week at Forest School:

The Year 6s explored –

  • Making necklaces with tree cookies using palm and hand drills
  • Creating tree faces
  • Problem solving and team working to put up the canopy
  • Constructing “Fidget Spinners” using tree cookies, palm and hand drills
  • Shelter building
  • Tree climbing

“What have you enjoyed this session?”

“Spending time with my friends and making friendship necklaces.”

“Building a shelter and working as a team.”

“Sharing ideas and helping people with their necklaces.”


You all did a wonderful job at putting up the canopy and overcoming obstacles in the way. Your amazing team work skills and creativity really shined through this week – well done Year 6s!

Miss Metcalf 🌿