Welcome to Maple Class

We have 24 happy, eager Year 4 and 5 children who love learning new things! Our teacher is called Miss Balmforth and she is a fun, enthusiastic, energetic teacher which means we enjoy all of our lessons!

In Maple Class we are very lucky to have a fun, helpful Learning Support Worker called Mrs Smith, who is always there with a smile and to give a helping hand when you need her!

We love to learn in enjoyable and exciting ways. We are a hardworking, enthusiastic class who take pride in our work. Come and join us to see the wonderful things we do!

What have we been up to? Our current topic is ‘Space Invaders’.  We are learning all about our solar system, the sun, planets and stars. We are reading an information booklet all about our solar system, and we are creating lots of exciting non-fiction texts all about space.


In English, we have been learning how to create complex sentences with relative clauses to add more information, and carefully choosing the language we use to make it exciting for our reader.  We have also thought about including fronted adverbials for when and where.


In Maths, we have been looking at place value of numbers to at least 4 digits and decimal numbers, partitioning and ordering numbers in different ways. We will also be learning about written and mental methods for addition and subtraction, and applying them to worded problems.


In Maple Class we are following our updated ‘Pick and Mix’ homework scheme, where we are given homework options for the half term and we complete at least two activities.  Our homework is due in on the last Wednesday of half term.

We are also asked to complete weekly activities – reading, times tables and spellings. Reading – at least twice a week for 10 minutes on Bug Club. Times tables – at least 5 minutes on Times Tables Rockstars.

We are also given weekly spellings homework on a Friday, which is a combination of spelling investigation followed by spelling words to learn. We are then tested on our spellings on a Friday morning.