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Posted by on in Year 1

On Tuesday 3rd December, Year 1 and 2 enjoyed a visit from the 'Flying Pizza Theatre Company.'

They performed 'The Snow Queen' for the children and they thoroughly enjoyed it.

The whole show was cleverly performed by just two people playing all the different characters.

Livvy, from Poplars, said 'I loved it when the reindeer spoke because it was very funny!'

Junior, from Poplars, said 'I liked it when the Snow Queen came because she was controlling the little boy!'


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Posted by on in Year 5

Year 5 are studying local history this term. 

In the first half term, we focused on local history and geography. The children enjoyed a tour of Bradford Street and a heritage trail around the town centre. We then researched an area of local history and produced maps as well as information about their chosen area.

Maples took inspiration from the artist Andy Goldsworthy and collected items from nature which they then used to create collages to illustrate their chosen historical study.

This half term, we are focusing on art and design and technology. Taking inspiration from the textiles we saw on our trip to the Warner Textile Mill, we will be designing our own fabric and using it to design and make a decorated coin purse.



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Posted by on in Year 4

To explore what the lives of the Romans were like, year 4 were lucky enough to visit Colchester Castle.

One of the many activities involved us spending some time building Roman Villas and Roundhouses.

We researched and identified many other aspects of Roman life and had the opportunity to experience what it would have been like in a chariot race and locked in the dungeons. We also listened to many interesting stories from the era, underneath the castle itself.

It was a really fun and interesting day; everyone definitely enjoyed themselves and learned lots!

This term we were also lucky to have the opportunity to go and watch the film 'Small Foot' in the cinema.

The story was exciting and funny, whilst having a story line that reflected upon our code of conduct.

As a year group we are currently in the process of rehearsing for our performance 'The Rocking Romans'.





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Posted by on in Year 6

Year six had a great day at the Imperial War Museum Duxford.

We were able to see different types of airplanes, tanks and vehicles used in World War 2. We even saw some airplanes from World War 1!

Everyone enjoyed the day very much and we all learnt a lot about the battle of Britain and how Duxford was used as an Air Force Base in WW2.   


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Posted by on in Year 3

This term, year 3 were lucky enough to visit Lea Valley for a Stone Age day. One of the activities involved us spending some time outdoors. We had to identify the different types of plants that they would have had in the Stone Age. We were then able to discuss what they would have been used for. We also had a go at using a fire steel to make our own fires. This proved quite tricky although a few of us did manage to set alight the cotton wool tinder! In the afternoon, we spent time looking at different artefacts. These included flint, spear, arrowheads and antlers. After that, we had a go at creating our own cave paintings by candlelight using charcoal. It was a really fun and interesting day and everyone definitely enjoyed themselves and learned lots!



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