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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, with Mrs Clarke taking the class on Monday.


Some of the other adults who work in our class are

Mrs Banks, Miss Fisher, Mrs Lyford, Mrs Thornhill and Miss Ewers.


Mental Maths books will be sent home on Thursday or Friday which should be returned completed by the following Monday.  Try to complete one page per week. Feel free to help your child with any questions they find difficult but it's useful for note which ones you have helped with in the book.

There are several different spelling groups in the class and your child with either have Attack or a spelling list in a green spelling book to learn throughout the week.   Instructions are included in the green book about how to learn them and a note is sent out with Attack spellings at the beginning of the year. 


Your child should log on to TT Rockstars at least once a week.   I have set targeted times tables in your child's profile.   

Please read with your child as much as possible.    I can't stress the importance of reading, reading and more reading!   It's also good to read to your child as you can be a good model.   I always read to the children in class as I feel this is incredibly important.   Holidays are a great time to cuddle up with a good book.   All children will have a reading book to keep at school which they are welcome to take home and read a long as they bring it back the next day.   You can comment on how you feel your child has read in their homework diary.

Mr. Helsby


HomeworkSet and completion day
TT RockstarsSet Monday

Attack group 1 is set on Monday to be returned on Wednesday.

Attack group 2 is set on Thursday to be returned on Friday.

Year 3 spelling group with Mrs Clarke set on Monday to be learnt throughout the week.

Year 4 spelling group with Mr. Helsby set on Wednesday to be learnt before the next session.

If your child brings home Attack homework, this should be completed and returned to school the following session (see above).   If your child isn't in Attack, they will have a green spelling book with a list of spellings to learn each week.   

Mental MathsSet Thursday or Friday, return following Monday.


Useful documents.

I will post a termly curriculum overview of what your child is learning.   It might be useful to print off and put on your family noticeboard, fridge etc. so you can chat about what's going on at school.   If you are planning a visit or holiday somewhere you could tie it in with some of the topics we are learning about.   A trip to a museum perhaps.   Last year, several children went on holiday to The Lake District.   Maple class is so popular up there we even have our own display of some of the work we did in The Ruskin Museum, Coniston! 

If your child does spelling with me then there are separate overviews posted for year 3 and 4.   If your child is in an Attack group then work is sent home separately in book bags.

I hope you find this useful but please email the office if you have any questions. Thanks. 

Mr. Helsby