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Maple Class

Welcome to Maple Class!


Maple Class are our Year 3 and 4 children and, as we move into Key Stage 2 we build on the skills acquired in Key Stage 1, learning to apply these across an increasingly sophisticated and varied curriculum.



Our teacher is Mr Helsby.


Some of the other adults who work in our class are

Mrs Clarke, Mrs Harris, Mrs Banks, Miss Fisher & Mrs Goatley.

Some very happy children.

Welcome back!


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Home Learning - Week 11 commencing 6th July 2020

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The last chapter. Read from my very old car I am restoring!

Yellow Submarine

You must listen to this. This is Maple Class singing Yellow Submarine last week. The two year groups have been joined together with the power of technology. I've left in the 'studio chatter' because it's so lovely to hear. Thanks to Joey for the 'walkie talkie' chatter and Luke for his captain instructions at the end!

Hero - year 6 leaving song

Try to learn this song so that we can record your fabulous singing for when the year 6's leave. This is the piano I recorded for the link I have put in the home learning overview. The dong is called 'Hero' by Family of the Year.

Home Learning - Week 10 commencing 29th June

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Chapter 21 from my pond.

Yellow Submarine piano backing

Can you sing along with me on this backing track?

Home Learning - Week 9 commencing 22nd June

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Chapter 20 from my greenhouse!

Record Demo-1.mp4

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This is how a record player works. This should also help with your art and history work this week.

Interview With Mr. Helsby's Mum And Dad-1.mp4

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This video is my Mum and Dad talking about being teenagers in 1950's and 1960's Liverpool. Listen to my Mum talk about John Lennon, who was in The Beatles.

Home Learning - Week 8 commencing 15th June

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This week I read chapter 19 of Charlotte's Web from my the rain!

Home Learning - Week 7 commencing 8th June

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Watch Mr. Helsby read chapter 18 of Charlotte's Web this week. Notice the board hasn't been rubbed out since the last day you were at school!

Liverpool Lives - The May Blitz

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Charlotte's Web Chapter 17

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Guided reading Charlotte's Web Chapter 16 read by Mr. Helsby

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Science demonstration week 5 with Miss. O'Sullivan.

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Chapter 15 Read By Miss O'Sullivan.mp4

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Guided reading archives

Chapter 14.mp4

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Useful Information


Below you can download documents you might find useful such as our termly curriculum map, timetables and National Curriculum documents.

Online Learning


If you want to do some extra work with your child, please log in to Purple Mash.   You can access a wide range of brilliant activities and educational games.   Ask your child for their log in username and password.   If they have forgotten it then contact Mr. Helsby.


TT Rockstars is another fantastic website and app which helps the children learn their all important times tables. It tries to make learning times tables as fun as possible and competes with local schools to be the best. Come on Brightwalton, let's make it to number one in the TT Rockstars chart!   There is now a times tables test for all year 4 children and it is hoped they will be fluent in all times tables up to 12x.   The test will be taken in June.


Homework Timetable for Maple


Children have a small pocket sized homework diary to write down any homework they get.   It's really helpful if parents could check these, sign and write any comment in. It's good to use as a communication tool too.


Spellings are set on either Monday or Tuesday, depending on which group your child is in.   They will either have an 'Attack' sheet with spellings on to learn or a list of spellings in their green A5 size spelling book. 


Monday - Reading - Comment in homework diary.

Tuesday - Spellings - all groups should have spellings to complete by today.

Wednesday - Creative homework (NOT every week) OR Activelearn- Hand in following Monday.

Thursday - Mental Maths - Hand in following Monday.  


PLEASE NOTE that there is a homework club on Friday after school. If you think your child is prone to forgetting their homework, then maybe this club would be useful.


Homework is set to compliment the work at school so any support you give will be of benefit.   Try to listen to your child read as much as you can and enjoy quality time together getting involved in some creative learning!   We want to make children curious, enthusiastic and excited about learning.   Use the wonderful resources on DB Primary to help making learning a little more exciting, especially for spelling and maths.   You can log on to DB Primary from this page using the log in details given to your child.


Feel free to help your child with their homework but remember, if they are struggling and get upset, don’t worry!   Leave it and make a comment in the homework diary.

Please look through our gallery. The most recent photographs come first. Have a look at our amazing machines to go with our theme of POWER!

Power 1

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Power 2

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Wellbeing Garden Project.

Designed, funded and project managed by the children. Look at your achievement.


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School Strike

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