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Welcome to the Maple Class page!

It was fantastic to have the opportunity to meet up with so many of you at Parents' Evening recently and we hope you have enjoyed a sunny, restful half term holiday.

Please scroll down for what we hope will be useful information about the Summer 2 half term. 


Mrs Newby, Mrs Renshaw and Mrs Nuttall


Please note that as part of the school's on-going measures to guard against Coronavirus and following the Government's advice, we need to keep doors and windows open for ventilation so please consider sending your child to school wearing a vest and/or long-sleeved t-shirt under their uniform during cool spells.


School Day Reminders

* The school day for Maple Class begins at 8:40 am and ends at 3:20 pm.

* PE is on Thursday afternoons and Friday mornings; Thursdays with a coach from Go 4 It Sports and cricket on Friday mornings with representatives of Lancashire Cricket Club.

Please continue to send your child to school dressed ready for PE on these days- a t shirt, school sweatshirt or cardigan, joggers or leggings and trainers - rather than dressed in their school uniform.


Dates For Your Diary

* Monday 7th June: Summer 2 half term begins.

* Wednesday 9th June: Maple class trip to Hollingworth Lake.

* Friday 11th June: weekly cricket lessons begin.

* Friday 2nd July: Summer Home Learning Challenges are due to be returned for marking.

* Thursday 8th July: Sports Day

* Friday 23rd July: Last day of the Summer 2 half term.


A reminder about online safety:

If you are online, don’t forget to be safe and savvy! 

Never give personal information to anyone! Think about the safety of what you are sharing or posting if you are online or on your phone.

Do not share your school log-ins or change your log-in details. We won’t ask you to do that.

Make sure you are accessing online material that is relevant for your age and tell an adult at home if you come across something that is not suitable for you, or if someone is trying to contact/talk to you that is not someone you know.

You can contact your teacher through Seesaw if you feel vulnerable or worried, or contact Childline 0800 1111.

Useful reminders about Online Safety are at 



Curriculum News


Our first book is Shackleton's Journey which is a non-fiction text about Sir Ernest Shackleton's amazing and miraculous adventure to the Antarctic on a ship called Endurance. We will then study a selection of short stories set in the 1930s from a book called The Goalkeeper's Revenge and Other Stories by Bill Naughton.



The children will continue to receive a new spelling list each Monday and will be tested on these spellings on the following Friday. There will be opportunities to practise these spellings in school throughout the week but you can also find a collection of these lists for this half term below so that you can support your child's learning at home.


In our SPAG (spelling, punctuation and grammar) lessons, we will:

  • Practise identifying and using Standard and Non-Standard English.
  • Use pronouns and relative pronouns.
  • Revise identifying and writing relative clauses.
  • Revisit modal verbs.
  • Practise when to use it's and its.
  • Use commas with greater accuracy.



Fluency in reading is hugely important for so many reasons from the ability to independently find out about things of interest to the joy of 'getting lost' in a brilliant story.

There is an expectation that children in Year 5 read for 15 minutes each day at home. 

All children have access to Bug Club which has lots of amazing fiction and non-fiction books at your child's reading level and we also provide a Home Reader book each week which is changed every Friday.

Please contact school immediately if you have any concerns about your child's home reading book.



Our main maths topics for this term include:

  • To read and write Roman numerals to 1000.
  • To convert between 12 and 24 hour clock times.
  • To convert between different units of time.
  • To revise and consolidate key Year 5 maths topics.




Our next Science topic is Types of Change and involves studying: 

  • The processes of melting, burning and dissolving.
  • Reversible and irreversible changes.
  • How to separate mixtures including seiving, filtering and evaporation.
  • Whether we can make a meal out of a mixture.



I know from feedback at Parents' Evening that the children are really enjoying their French lessons with Miss Freebairn and I am delighted that they will continue during Summer 2!

Miss Freebairn started working with the children from the middle of the Spring 2 half term and we are all looking forward to welcoming her back into class each week!



Our new topic is Change The World.

This term, RE will be taught by Miss Sutton.



Our next topics are entitled Being My Best and Growing and Changing.

This term, SEAL will be taught by Miss Sutton. 



First, we will complete our study of Why Should The Rainforests Be Important To Us All? which will involve investigating:

  • Why the rainforests are so important to us in Bury even though they are so far away.
  • Why the rainforests are endangered and what can be done to save them.

The, we will move on to consider What Makes Liverpool Great? which will involve investigating:

  • Why people initially settled in Liverpool.
  • Liverpool's most famous landmarks.
  • The history of Liverpool and Everton football clubs.
  • The Superlambanana, which will inspire our own sculptures!

Autumn HLC Models

Christmas Jumper Day 2020

Children In Need


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Here We Are Presentation

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