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Maple Class Learning


The children will be reading and studying  the following texts:


Please Mrs Butler

Pride: The Story of Harvey Malik

Wolves in the Wall

We will also start of the term in English using a picture of a magic carpet flying to encourage the children to really use their imagination.

Using these texts as a focus the children will be writing a a set of instructions, a newspaper article, a poem, a non-chronological report and an alternative ending. 

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In English lessons, the children will develop an understanding of:

  • complex sentneces with different structures
  • fronted adverbials
  • apostrophes to mark plural possession
  • use of inverted commas and other punctuation to indicate direct speech
  • nouns and pronouns
  • present perfect tense



This term thechildren will learn all about plants. They will learn the names of different parts of plants, and the jobs they do. The children will work scientifically and collaboratively to investigate what plants need to grow well, and will present their findings to their classmates. Furthermore, they will have chance to predict what will happen in an exciting investigation into the transportation of water within plants. They will work in a hands-on way to identify the parts of a flower, and will explore the different stages of the life cycle of a flowering plant.





Fractions - Year 3

Add and subtract fractions

Understand how to Partition the whole

Calculate unit-fractions of a set of objects

Understand reasoning with fractions of an amount

Money – Year 3

Convert pounds and pence, add and subtract

Money, find change

Time – Year 3

Roman numerals to 12

Tell the time to 1minute and 5 minutes

Read the time on a digital clock

Understand a.m. and p.m.

Years, months, days and hours

Hours, minutes and seconds (including: duration, start and end times)

Solve problems with time

Shape – Year 3


Horizontal, vertical and perpendicular lines

2-D shapes, 3-D shapes


Statistics – Year 3

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Decimals – Year 4

Make a whole with tenths, hundreds

Partition, compare, order decimals

Round to the nearest whole

Halves and quarters as decimals

Money – Year 4

Write money using decimals

Convert between pounds and pence

Compare, estimate and calculate amounts

Problem solve

Time – Year 4

Years, months, weeks and days

Hours, minutes, seconds

Convert to a from the 24 hour clock, analogue and digital

Shape – Year 4

Angles, symmetry, triangles, quadrilaterals and polygons, symmetry

Position and direction – Year 4

Co-ordinates and grids











Foundation Subjects


Local study – The Rochdale Pioneers

Know cause and  event of consequence

Know some important events, places and people and their significance. 

Historical Interpretation – Look at different accounts of history.

Chronological understanding – Know the meaning of ancient, decade, modern.

Historical Enquiry - Use a range of sources and evidence.



What are rivers and how are they used?

Children will dentify water stores and processes in the water cycle. They will describe the three courses of a river, different ways they are used and human and physical features around a river. Children will be able to name the physical features of a river and some major rivers and their location using a OS map. They will list some of the problems around rivers and make a judgement on the environmental quality in a river environment as well as give suggestions on how a river environment could be improved.


Formal elements of art

Developing skills in: design, drawing, craft, painting and art appreciation; making a variety of puppets using different materials, completing a drawing from observation, learning the difference between a tint and a shade and creating versions of a cartoon drawn by a famous illustrator.


(Y3) creating media and data handling

Developing filming and editing video skills. Understand what a database is. Learning the meanings of records, fields and data.

(Y4) Programing 2 and data handling

Developing the four areas of computational thinking. Research and store data using spreadsheets, design a weather station which gathers and records data and learn how weather forecasts are made.


Jazz, ragtime, Dixieland, scat

Explain what ragtime music is. Play on the ‘off beat’ and sing a syncopated rhythm. Play a call and then improvise a response. Improvise or compose a scat singing performance with sounds and words. Compose and play a jazz motif fluently, using swung quavers. Play a swung rhythm using a tuned percussion instrument.

Design & Technology

Structures (Castles)

Children will draw and label a simple castle. They will recognise that a castle is made up of multiple 3D shapes and have the opportunity to design a castle with key features. Score or cut along lines on the net of a 2D shape. Use glue to assemble geometric shapes. Utilise skills to build a complex structure. Evaluate their work by answering simple questions.

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