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Maple Year 3

Welcome to Maple Class 


Our teacher is Miss Lloyd and our wonderful teaching assistants are Mrs Bones and Mrs Holley.


On this page you will find information about how things work in Maple Class and some useful resources that you can use to help us in our learning.


This page will be updated termly with information that may be of interest to you regarding projects, timetables, curriculum maps, videos, pictures and more. It will be useful to keep checking this page for any helpful documents and pages that will keep you informed about this year. We have another exciting year ahead!

In the event of self-isolation or further lockdown


In the event of your child needing to self-isolate please use the links above that your child can do in any of the subjects. In the event of our class bubble isolating or a school closure lockdown, we will be using Teams online. Your child will need their username and password to access Teams.

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Message for parents


Year 3 P.E. days have changed. This term, Maple Class will have P.E. on Monday and Thursdays. Please send your child in their PE kits on these days.

Times Tables Support 

Children In Need 


Maple enjoyed getting active for children in need by challenging themselves to see how many laps of the field they could run. Altogether, including the teachers, we managed to run 215 laps!! We are very impressed with how determined and up for the challenge everyone was. The most amazing part of this activity was how smiley and excited the children were to be outside having fun to support a good cause. Well done Maple Class!! 

Fir Tree Forest Visit Term 2



Science - Light and Dark


Our science work this term has been all to do with light! To kick start our learning journey, Maple had a go at experimenting with how light travels using a light box, glass prism and different coloured filters. We have learnt that light travels in straight lines and what can happen when we try to bend it. We were able to create our own rainbows by breaking up the white light with the prism to aid our understanding of how this is mimicked with raindrops and light with rainbows we see in the sky. 


We have also experimented with mixing different coloured filters whilst predicting and writing up our findings, just like scientists. Maple were very excited to take part in this experiment. It has been fantastic to see such brilliant eagerness to learn.

Fir Tree Garden Visit


The children enjoyed their first visit to the garden. We learnt about what sort of things the school grows, including some of the veg we use in our school meals. It was very exciting to see a variety of jobs we can hep with as a class throughout the year. 

Our First Term

Maple Class have settled into their first term at Fir Tree by creating wonderful work relating to our Take One Picture project. 'Starry Night' by Vincent Van Gogh was our chosen piece and the children have enjoyed experimenting with pastels to recreate their own Starry Night artwork.


Following this, we have started our History Project about The Stone Age. The children enjoyed using their pastel skills to create their own messages through Stone Age cave art.

Fir Tree Forest Visit

This term we also had our first visit to the Fir Tree forest where we met Mrs Thatcher. We spent our time exploring what we could find which included discovering a number of bugs, bones, feathers and plants. Maple class were very excited about their time inside the forest!
We have also had lots of opportunities to use drama to support our writing. This includes getting into character and acting out different stories. Similarly, we have demonstrated our knowledge of geological processes such as how a fossil is formed or the life of historical figures including Mary Anning using drama to help us remember what we have learnt.