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Y5 – Maple

Welcome To Maple Class


The Maple Class team: Mr A Langley & Mrs S Rasmussen

English - Diary Entries


We've been reading the book, The Templeton Twins, by Ellis Weiner in our English work this week. Earlier in the week we had a go at writing diary entries, particularly trying to make good use of time related language. Here is a great example from Noah!


Dear Diary,


Over the last few days Abigail and I have been trying to think of ways to persuade Papa to get a dog. As you know we have both wanted one for a long time because it would make us feel better. So... we came up with a plan. Tonight we made dinner for papa, Abigail moved the table and put Papa opposite where he normally sits so that our device would work. The idea we had was to use a fishing rod with a sinker and we attached a photo of a dog to it. While Papa was eating, I started to unwrap the fishing rod but it got stuck on the light so Abigail had to quickly climb up and untangle it. I then managed to lower the rod with the photo in front of Papa, he looked up and asked us why we weren't eating and then he noticed the picture. We asked if we could get this dog of one like it, he noticed what we had invented and said it was very clever and then he said that a dog would be such a change and he was thinking about it. We all went to bed so I still don’t know if we can have one of not, fingers crossed.

PE - Gymnastics


This week in gymnastics we found ourselves...upside down?

World Book Day


Lots of amazing costumes, ideas and contributions today! Hope you've all had a great World Book Day!

PE - Dance


Last half term we spent some time working with Ethan on a dance to the intro track from the Greatest Showman. We're hoping to get a video up to show you soon but in the meantime, here are some photos showcase your amazing children!

Newspaper Reports


After our recent visit to the O2 for Young Voices, we took the time to write newspaper reports recounting our day. Below you will find two examples that sum up what an amazing time we had!

Young Voices


Earlier this year we attended the Young Voices concert at the O2 Arena in London. We had an amazing time and wanted to share some photos. Be sure to check out our Newspaper Reports above to learn about the whole day! Stay tuned for more.



Non-Chronological Reports


In November, we were working hard on Non-Chronological Reports based on a fictional creature we invented. We used the book 'The Lost Thing' by Shaun Tan to inspire us and here are a couple of our finished projects!

Science - Air Resistance


This week we have been exploring the effect air resistance has on objects we running an experiment. We tested different sized or different shaped parachutes to discover what we cause our payload to slow down the most.

October Break Activities


While first and foremost out message right now is, "HAVE A GREAT BREAK!" our next message is feel free to play a few of the games we've added to the Homework page. Lots of things to keep your brains sharp over your holiday.



Welcome to Year 5 2019-20


Our plan this year is to keep you all updated with our 'goings on' through this web page. Keep checking back for photos, updates and examples of the work we've been doing.


If you were unable to attend 'Meet the Teacher' you'll find any useful documents on the Class Information page.


Thanks, and do let us know if you have any questions, queries or concerns.


Mr Langley and Mrs Rasmussen

World War II Projects


This term in Maple class we have been learning about World War II with a special focus on the Battle of Britain. For homework, we researched different aspects of the war and created a variety of different projects. Here are some of the projects we made:


Chinese Visit 2019


Last term, we were exceptionally lucky in Year 5 to be visited by children from Guangzhou in China. We had 26 guests aged between 8 and 11 who spent time in and amongst our class, learning with us and even teaching us a little about their school and language.



We took on a variety of different tasks throughout the week including maths investigations, reading comprehensions, research tasks, sketching and lots of PE!




We also had a chance to go to the woods and see bluebells in bloom (very British!) and we even walked down to St Leonard's church to show our guests some of our older buildings.


We had a fantastic couple of weeks and were really sad to say goodbye!



TOPIC - Rationing during World War II


Here are links to some websites that may help in your research:

Rationing Information -

Rationing Information -

WW2 Recipes -

WW2 Recipes -


You can also search for more information online.

Maple class celebrate the Royal Wedding

Still image for this video
We enjoyed a tea party on our school field to celebrate Harry and Meghan's marriage.

Maple Class Open Afternoon, 2pm - 3.15pm, Thursday 10th May. We look forward to seeing you!

Thank you Maple Class, your positive thinking made the sun shine all weekend! Love from, Mrs Neville :)

E-Safety Week!

Glorious weather!

Maple springs back into school!

Bench Ball for Sport Relief

Battle of Britain Trip to Bentley Priory

To see more photographs of our trip, please visit our gallery.

Happy World Book Day!

Growth Mindset

We’re watching a video series about how students can develop a growth mindset! Watch it at:, and ask your child these questions tonight.


1. What was the biggest challenge you faced today?

(Ask your child, and then have them ask the question back!)


2. How can you and I think about these challenges in a new way?


3. What can we do differently tomorrow if we face similar challenges? 

Growth Mindset for students - Episode 1/5

What could Year 5 be investigating for Science Week...?

Young Voices 2018

The Battle of Britain - do you have any World War Two artefacts at home?

Snow much snow!

Anglo Saxon Workshop - making copper brooches.

Year 5's Reindeer Encounter

Year 5 are learning about materials and their properties

In Science we are learning about materials. Today we experimented with tea, coffee, salt, sugar and sand to find out which materials dissolved to make a solution, and which materials were insoluble.