Homework Helper - Spellings!

We are still working hard on improving our Spelling skills in Maples. Below are three spelling journals which will aid you in supporting your child with practising their spelling at home, alongside their Spelling homework.

Maples enjoyed a fab morning of fun presented by 'The Riot Act' theatre company, who were in school to promote the SAFE (Sustainable, Active,Fun, Environmental) Travel Cup Competition. We are pitting our wits against other Calderdale schools to think of a SAFE way to travel to school, and promote this across our school community to help reduce traffic and pollution in the vicinity of the school site.

Fancy having a look at our Summer Term plans?

Look at our fab World Book Day Fun! We dressed up as our favourite book characters and did some paired reading with our young friends in Great Oaks. We also stepped into the role of authors, using small world toys to inspire our writing, and producing some brilliant stories!


Our work this term is focussed around our history topic - The Tudors. See

below for all of the exciting learning opportunities that lie ahead!


Our final day! We were so sad to be leaving (but looking forward to a rest!) New activities today included Zip Wire, Giant Swing and the Night Line - these gave the children the opportunity to challenge their fears once more, and also tested coordination. The supportive attitudes on show made us all smile.  





Another fabulous day for Maples! They have been impressing Robinwood staff with their canoeing, caving, archery and Rocket-blasting skills, and their beautiful manners and excellent behaviour has been noted too. We have been so proud of the children for their courage, team-work and cooperation, even at the end of a twelve hour day!








We have all had a fantastic first day at Robinwood! Our amazing guides, Laura and Nicky, and our Group Leader, Marty are taking great care of us. Activities today have included crate challenge, obstacle course, trapeze, Knight's Challenge and climbing wall. Have a look below at all the fun we've had so far! More to come tomorrow.










Welcome to Maples!



A message from Mrs Parry...

 Welcome to Maples!

We are looking forward to an exciting year ahead, as Year Fives!

The Autumn Term will see us exploring The Earth & Beyond, as well as discovering the delights of the Mayan Civilisation. 

See below for a sneak preview of what else is in store....


A big thank you to all who attended our Welcome Evening on Tuesday, 13th September. Didn't have chance to make it? Not to worry, catch up with all you need to know here.

Don't forget your PE kit for Wednesday & Thursday!

A gentle reminder that indoor PE  kit is a red polo shirt, black shorts and black pumps. The outdoor PE kit is made up of trainers and appropriate PE clothing of your choice, depending on the weather. 

Homework is to be handed in on Wednesday. This includes maths homework and your spelling journal with completed spelling sentences.

New homework will go out on Friday.

Remember to read for 20 minutes a night and to practise your spellings and times tables daily!

Internet safety!

Click on the Think U Know logo to help Griff and his friends stay safe while using email, chat areas, mobiles and other new technologies!

Next up...homework resources!

Click on the pictures below to help you with your homework in Maths, English and our current topic!

Bug Club is a fabulous online reading and comprehension website. The children have been provided with their log-ins and passwords, but should they misplace it, they are always welcome to come and ask me. As a reminder, the school ID is tj3w! Just click on the icon above and enjoy!!

Book Recommendation List:

Artemis Fowl Series - Eoin Colfer:   http://www.artemisfowl.co.uk/site/Home.php

Harry Potter Series -  J.K. Rowling: www.pottermore.com

Stormbreaker - The Alex Rider Series - Anthony Horowitz: http://www.alexrider.com/

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Series - Jeff Kinney: http://www.wimpykid.com/

The Hobbit - JRR Tolkien: http://www.tolkien.co.uk/

Sideways Stories from Wayside School - Louis Sachar: http://www.louissachar.com/Wayside.htm

The top 541 Graphic Novels for Kids: