Welcome to Maple Class
Maple Class is home to the year 5 and 6 children,
Miss May (class teacher), Miss Grey (Higher Level Teaching Assistant) and Mrs Anderson (Teaching Assistant).

This PDF document contains an overview of the topics to be taught this year. Please note, whilst we try our best to cover as many of the topics as possible sometimes other exciting opportunities crop up that we just can't resist and therefore some of the topics noted on this overview may not happen.


We are introducing a new idea into school to help us develop children’s knowledge and understanding of the world. Each term, the children will bring home a document called a Knowledge Organiser. This document contains the essential knowledge that children will need to know as part of the different topics that they will be studying in class. 

We will be using the Knowledge Organisers in school as part of our lessons and it would be useful if the children could also spend some time looking at them at home.  Some of the activities within the children’s homework grids will be linked to the Knowledge Organisers in order to encourage the children to study them more closely. 


Please ensure PE kit is in school at the start of each term.

                                     PE Kit

  • Black shorts/track suit bottoms
  • T.Shirt in your house colour (red, green, blue, yellow)
  • Track suit jacket or jumper (for the cold days)
  • Trainers/daps which must remain in school

Earrings and watches MUST be REMOVED for all PE lessons.

Reading is an essential life skill. At the same time as ensuring our children become confident readers we also encourage children to develop a love of reading. The PDF below outlines how reading is taught in Maple class.
Children are given opportunities to practise their spellings during morning registration everyday. We encourage the use of the Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check method. Spellings are tested Thursdays. Below are the year 3/4 and year 5/6 statutory spelling lists.
Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar is an important part of the writing process. The children in Maple Class have daily SPaG lessons and at the end of KS2 they will be required to sit a SPaG SATs test. Below is a glossary of punctuation and grammatical terms that children need to understand:
Mathematics, like reading and writing, is an integral part of our lives. Our aim is for the children in year 6 to leave us confident with all aspects of mathematics. We do not set weekly focused maths homework however, like reading, we do encourage daily practice (approx. 10mins) of mathematic skills, such as, learning/practising quick mental recall of times tables and the corresponding division facts, learning the days of the week and months of the year in order together with knowing how many days are in each month, learning measurement equivalents, etc. Please record in the reading record (in the notes section) when mathematic skills have been practised.
Below is a PDF containing the Mathematical Facts children need to learn and also an overview of the mathematics curriculum for each year group.
Online Maths Games:
Hit the Button - excellent for practising times tables, doubling/halving, number 
                          bonds and square numbers 
This year we are continuing with our Take-Away Menu approach to homework. In addition to daily reading and maths practice, we would like you to spend time completing one activity from the menu per week. The menu is stuck in the children's yellow homework book, however, should you misplace the menu find a replacement in this section.
Term 1
At the beginning of term we held house captain elections. Children in year 5/6 prepared election speeches which they delivered to their houses and then the whole school had the opportunity to vote. The candidates produced fantastic speeches and were so confident in their deliveries - it was such a shame they couldn't all be elected. 
We are very lucky to have ipad music lessons every Friday for the next 10 weeks.
This week we have been learning how to keep ourselves safe online. The year 5s had a visit from PC Darren Peters and PCSO Amber Jenkins to get more information. We are currently designing and making posters to promote keeping safe online. (posters to follow).
Once again, this year some children have signed up to Rock Steady sessions every Thursday. Meet Maple Class' rock group:
We have launched a school twitter feed. Follow us on there to keep up-to-date with what's happening in Maple Class (and the other classes) - @LittledeanSch - we update it quite regularly so don't miss out - follow us!
Have a look at some of the homework that has been produced this term, so far.
We have been enjoying our PE lessons this term. We are developing our netball skills.
This term, we have enjoyed the art unit: What do you see when you look at your face in the mirror? Through this unit we have learnt about Frida Kahlo, David Hockney and Pablo Picasso. We have analysed their use of colour, line, shape and tone. We finally had a go at creating our own self-portraits and portraits using each artists style. 
Term 2
Last week, PC Greg Steer visited us to talk a little more about online safety.

In the event that you are required to self-isolate or the school is told to close its doors to prevent further spread of Coronavirus, find here a selection of activities for the pupils in Maple Class. 

Each child has been issued with a yellow book. On the inside cover it lists which group your child should pick an activity from for reading, writing and maths. 

The DAILY expectation is that you complete:

  1. an hour of English (writing, reading comprehension, SPaG practice or a writing focused activity from one of the home learning grids).
  2. an hour of Maths (a mixture of online maths games and written calculation practice and learning the mathematical facts on the knowledge organiser).
  3. 30 minutes of shared or individual reading. When a book is completed, write a book review (see the template above in the homework section).
  4. 15 minutes spelling/handwriting practice – please test the spellings every three days and if correct move to the next list. Remember to find the meaning of any words you are unsure of.
  5. Optional: pick an activity from one of the home learning grids below.
The worksheets below can be printed out and worked on or you may do the work straight into your yellow book. Please remember to DUMTUMS (date, underline, miss a line, title, underline, miss a line, start) your work. Work should be of a good standard. 
If you wish to contact me to ask for advice email: 
** please note that some of these resources are from We would like to thank them for allowing us to publish their resources online during this uncertain time. 
Writing for ALL groups:
  1. See writing opportunities on the home learning grids below
  2. Access Pobble365 – use the picture and complete one of the activities each day or write a setting description using your senses. Remember your recent lessons on writing effective setting paragraphs:
  3. Watch this animation from Literacy Shed: - write a diary entry from the viewpoint of the lighthouskeeper - write a newspaper report about the events (remember to include the features of a newspaper article - headline, by-line, lead paragraph, passive voice, quotes, brackets, photo, caption, 3rd person).
  4. Pick one of these story openers and continue the story:
  • The air turned black all around me...
  • Bleary-eyed, I went downstairs for breakfast, the house was empty, even the furniture had gone...
  • The parcel arrived in the post that morning, wrapped in brown paper, tied up with string and addressed to Lucy. When she got home from school that evening, she carefully began to open it…
Here are some examples of GOOD newspaper reports.
Features of a newspaper report:
  • headline - bigger and bolder than the rest of the article
  • by-line 
  • columns
  • picture/photo with a caption
  • 3rd person (except for quotes)
  • mostly past tense
  • lead paragraph - who, what, where, when, why
  • concluding paragraph
Writing - GROUP 4
Writing/SPaG - GROUP 1
Complete the spelling, punctuation and grammar tests below. Anything you are unsure about, try googling it or looking for a youtube tutorial.
Reading Comprehension - Group 1 and 2
Open the comprehensions below. Look at the stars at the bottom of each set of questions:
Group 1 - complete the 2 or 3 star comprehension questions.
Group 2 - complete the 1 star comprehension questions. 
Reading Comprehension - Group 3
Open the comprehensions below. Look at the stars at the bottom of each set of questions. Complete the comprehensions with 1 star.
Reading Comprehension - Group 4
Complete the comprehensions below. 
Spelling/Handwriting for ALL
Each child knows which spelling list they are on. If they have forgotten, it is written in the front of their yellow book.
Maths for ALL groups:
  • practice timetables (see the sheet inside your yellow book)
  • play online maths games (see links to games in the mathematics section above)
  • try some baking - this incorporates a lot of maths
  • measure objects around the house
  • create your own numbers using a dice - practice adding, subtracting, mulitplying and dividing the numbers
  • use for daily calculation practice
  • learn the mathematical facts within the maths knowledge organiser in the maths section above
Below are mental arithmetic worksheets.
Click here to learn how to do column addition.
Click here to learn how to do column addition with 3-digit numbers.
Click here to learn how to do column subtraction.
Click here to learn how to do short division.
Click here to learn how to do short multiplication.
Mental Arithmetic Papers for Group 1
Mental Arithmetic Papers for Group 2
Mental Arithmetic Papers for Group 3
Mental Arithmetic Papers for Group 4
Maths Extra for Group 4
Post-Easter update resources for group 4:
Maths Extra for groups 2 and 3
Post-Easter Maths Resources - update
There are maths activities within the mini projects below (St. George's Day and Sunflower project) which you can do. Also, My Mini Maths is a great website which produces daily mental arithmetic worksheets. I very much recommend the BBC Bitesize online resources - they focus on a different mathematical concept each day with a video and worksheets.
You can also redo the mental arithmetic tests - but this time only allow yourself 30 minutes. 
Times Tables Test
Rounding to 10, 100 and 1000
You could print the sheets below and work directly onto the worksheet or do the work directly into your book.
Addition Squares
Only attempt the mastery worksheets once you are confident with the main sheets.
Finding fractions of quantities - a bar model might help.
Short Division
Group 1 - turn remainders into decimals - click here to watch how.
Maths - Group 1
Here is a revision of topics covered this academic year.
Group 1 - calculation practice
Update (26/4/20): see Post-Easter Maths Resources Update above. Look for worksheets which are also for group 1. 
Here are some links to tutorials which might help:
How to turn a remainder into a decimal: click here
Long multiplication: click here
Group 1 - Fractions
(Term 4 - before Easter)
You have learnt to find fractions of quantities (number), shade in fractions of a shape, compare fractions, order fractions, simplify fractions, find equivalent fractions, turn mixed numbers into improper fractions and vice versa. 
Remember the golden rule: WHATEVER YOU DO TO THE TOP YOU DO TO THE BOTTOM (and vice versa). 
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Group 1 - Adding and Subtracting FRACTIONS
(Term 5/6 - after Easter)
Once you are confident with reducing fractions into their smallest terms, finding equivalent fractions, turning mixed numbers into improper fractions and vice-versa, you are ready to add and subtract fractions.
Do not move onto this unless you are confident with the above.
Learn how to add and subtract fractions in this order (this is VERY important):
Step 1: Add fractions with the same common denominator (bottom number).
Remember the golden rule with fractions - WHATEVER YOU DO TO THE TOP YOU MUST DO TO THE BOTTOM (and vice-versa).
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Step 2: Adding Fractions with DIFFERENT denominators.
Once you are able to add fractions with the same denominator move onto adding fractions with different denominators. You will need to be confident at creating equivalent fractions in order to do this. 
Remember the golden rule with fractions - WHATEVER YOU DO TO THE TOP YOU MUST DO TO THE BOTTOM (and vice-versa).
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Step 3 - Adding mixed numbers
Remember the golden rule with fractions - WHATEVER YOU DO TO THE TOP YOU MUST DO TO THE BOTTOM (and vice-versa).
Watch the three videos below - apologies for the appalling filming.
Step 4 - Subtracting Fractions
Remember the golden rule with fractions - WHATEVER YOU DO TO THE TOP YOU MUST DO TO THE BOTTOM (and vice-versa).
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Step 5 - Subtracting Mixed Numbers
Remember the golden rule with fractions - WHATEVER YOU DO TO THE TOP YOU MUST DO TO THE BOTTOM (and vice-versa).
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Coming soon - how to multiply and divide fractions.
Spoiler - it is a lot easier than adding and subtracting fractions!
Home Learning Grids
Find below three home learning grids and a 30 day lego challenge for you to select activities from.
Useful documents which might help.
Pro-stars, our PE provider, have created a physical and well-being activity pack and planner. The pack includes activity ideas and logs, a food diary, picture logs, colouring, mindfulness diary, mindfulness colouring and activity Monopoly. There are loads of ideas to keep you busy, they also link to English (research quiz answers) and maths so it covers core curriculum subjects. 
Something a little different 
I have started to post daily links on twitter to "The Morning Challenge". This is a challenge mat which incorporates a mixture of English, maths, geography and history. It is an alternative or addition to the work on this webpage. You may be inspired to research more about the country noted each day - maybe you could create a factfile of different countries - continent, currency, population, capital city, map location... By the time you come back to school, you could have an encyclopedia of country facts. There is also a history part which you might also like to research a little more about. 
Please bear in mind the maths in this resource is aimed at year 6 pupils, so year 5 you may find the maths difficult as you have not yet covered the topics in school. However, the rest of the mat you may find of some interest - you will learn new words and interesting history and geography facts.
If you don't have twitter, click here to find the links.
Titanic ~ home-learning ideas
Titanic was a British passenger liner operated by the White Star Line company. On 15th April 1912 it sank killing many people. In this section you will find out more about its fateful journey and complete a few home learning tasks along the way.
First, look through these powerpoints to find out about Titanic. These will help with the follow-up tasks.
Writing Tasks:
  • Research using the PDF below - turn your information into a non-chronological report (information text).
  • Create a newspaper report about the sinking.
  • Develop your language - see the dictionary task below. Remember, dictionaries are in alphabetical order.
  • Research a passenger on the Titanic - create a factfile.
  • Research a crew member on the Titanic - create a factfile.
  • Write a diary entry from the point of view of a crew member or passenger.
  • Write the story of Titanic.
  • Practice writing extended noun phrases - see the activity below.
Reading Comprehension:
  • 1 star = group 3
  • 2 stars = group 2
  • 3 stars = group 1
Titanic Maths for group 1 ONLY:
Be Creative:
Click here for Titanic ART activity ideas.
Click here for a STEM challenge: build an unsinkable boat.
Click here for other Titanic ideas.
Try building a Titanic model.
Please post photographs of your work on twitter using the @littledeansch tag or you could email work to me - I'd love to see what you are doing. 
Religious Education
For the summer term our unit of work is called 'What would Jesus do?'
Jesus said that the two greatest commandments are to love God and love your neighbour (Matthew 22:36-40). 
Watch the video below about the Christian value of love, based on a passage from the Bible (1 Corinthians 13:4-7).  The passage is in the form of a poem and is often used as a reading when people get married. 
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First Corinthians 13
Have a go at writing your own poem about love.  You could use the following phrases to help you:
Love is...
Love is not...
Love does not...
Love always...
Love never...
When you have written your poem why not decorate it.  If you are able to upload a picture to Twitter or email to the class email address, I would love to see your finished poems. 
St. George's Day
St. George is the patron saint of England. St. George's day is celebrated on 23rd April - this Thursday. Here are some resources to help you find out more about St. George.
Reading Comprehensions.
Please refer to your reading group number located in the front of your yellow book.
Writing Opportunities.
Please refer to your SPaG/writing group number located in the front of your yellow book.
Maths Opportunities.
Please refer to your maths group number located in the front of your yellow book.
Here's a link to creating a Sock Puppet dragon.
Here's a link to creating a St.George's Day placemat using weaving.
I would love to see what you have been working on. Please tweet me (@Littledeansch) or email the class email address. 
St. George's Day Bake Off

St George's Themed Sponge

Click on the picture above for a link to a basic tray bake sponge recipe - in addition you will need jam and red food colouring. This recipe does not include the icing to cover the sponge.

Changes to the recipe:

Once you have mixed your sponge mix and it is ready to be placed into a tin, you will need to divide your mixture into two bowls. Roughly just over 1/3 of the mixture in one bowl and just under 2/3 of the mixture in the other.

Mix in red food colouring into the bowl with the larger amount of cake mix until you are happy with the colour and it is bright red.

Cook your sponges on a tray - the challenge here is to try and cook them so they reach the same height.

When the sponge is cool, the next challenge is upon you. You will need to cut the sponge into equal rectangles. You may have sponge left over but that's okay (you can nibble that part...).

Assembling the cake - Once you have equal rectangles you now need to stack them using jam as glue.

The bottom layer - vanilla sponge - jam - red sponge - jam - vanilla sponge

Middle layer - red sponge - jam -  red sponge - jam - red sponge

The top layer - vanilla sponge - jam - red sponge - jam - vanilla sponge

You should then see the cross in the middle. 

Remember to post your photographs on twitter @littledeansch

Shield Shaped Jammy Dodgers

Click on the picture above for a basic shortbread recipe created by Mary Berry to use with her Grandchildren.

In addition to the recipe you will need jam (or a filling of your choice, I have chosen jam as it fits the St.George's theme). 

Changes to the instructions - once you have cut out your biscuits - using a cutter in the shape of a shield, circle, or cutting it by hand - you will need to split your biscuits in half.

One half - don't touch them!

The second half, you will need to carefully cut out a cross (you may need an adult to help you with this bit as it is a bit fiddly).

Bake as per recipe. 

To assemble - cover the bottom biscuit with jam and place the biscuit with the cross that has been cut out on top so you can see the jam poking through.

Finally, photograph your creations and post on twitter for all to admire @littledeansch and then EAT!


BBC Bitesize
Please make use of this fantastic resource to aid your home-schooling. Click the link below.
Sunflower Project
Hopefully you have all received your letters through the post and are excited to grow and nurture a sunflower.
Creative Writing Ideas:
  1. Tell the story of a sunflower growing from a seed to a very tall plant.
  2. Describe the sunflower in detail using adjectives, expanded noun phrases, similes and metaphors (see the adjectives and simile powerpoint for help).
  3. Tell the story of what sunflowers do at night, when there's no sun.
  4. Write a conversation between two sunflowers.
  5. Describe a sunflower as if you were the sun looking down on it.
  6. Create a poem which personifies a sunflower (see personification powerpoint to help).
Writing Ideas:
  1. Research how to plant and grow a sunflower. This is REALLY important. Do you have a secret ingredient to make your sunflower grow really big?
  2. Write a set of detailed instructions about how to plant and nurture your seedlings (see the powerpoint) - include diagrams.
  3. Write a quiz with the answers: What is the height of the tallest sunflower recorded? Who was it grown by? When? Which country has the sunflower as its national flower? Approximately, how many seeds does the average sunflower head contain? How many different types of sunflowers are there? What colours are sunflowers? Where do sunflowers originate?
Handwriting Practice:
  1. See the handwriting poem below and copy up in correctly joined, neat handwriting.
  2. Find a poem about a sunflower and write up in correctly joined, neat handwriting. 
Reading Comprehensions:
1 star = group 4
2 stars = group 3
3 stars = groups 1 and 2
Maths Statistics
Science Ideas:
  1. Draw and write about how a sunflower reproduces.
  2. Draw and label the different parts of a sunflower and explain the different functions of each part related to the seven life processes (MRS GREN).
  3. Create a detailed Sunflower diary including diagrams/photos, description (how many leaves), height and any other interesting details. 
Art Ideas:
  1. Who was Vincent Van Gogh? Research and write a biography of him. 
  2. Complete the Van Gogh artwork appreciation task below.
  3. Create your own Sunflower themed artwork - collage, painting, chalk, sculpture, cake-based.
VE Day ~ 75th Anniversary
Friday 8th May 2020

VE Day, which stands for Victory in Europe Day, was the day on which allied forces announced the surrender of Germany in Europe on May 8th, 1945. It marked the end of Adolf Hitler’s reign and was a cause for celebration all over the world. At 3pm that day, Prime Minister Winston Churchill told the nation that the war was over. In London, a crowd of 50,000 celebrated the momentous event in Piccadilly Circus, cheering and waving flags in the street. This year is particularly poignant, given that it’s the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

Just because we can’t get together and mark VE Day with our school community in person, it doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to celebrate within the safe bubbles of our own homes. We would like to invite you and your family to a virtual twitter stay at home street party.


We would like you to plan a Stay at Home Street Party for Friday:
  • What will you have to eat at your party?
  • Will it be in keeping with the food of the 1940s?
  • Will you do any baking?
  • Will you make decorations (bunting, flags)?
  • Will you play 1940s music?
  • Will you dance in 1940s style (Lindy hop)? 
  • What will you wear? 1940s style or red, white and blue?
On Thursday, I will post a suggested itinerary related to national events throughout the day to help you plan when to have your party on the Friday. 
This is a fantastic opportunity for the whole school community to come together through twitter. Please take photographs of your special event to commemorate the 75th anniversary of VE Day and turn them into a collage and post on twitter.
Let's honour the heroes of WW2 and think about our own NHS heroes of today. 
We would like you to spend the week finding out what VE Day is all about. 
Here are some links to online resources: 
  • BBC information for children, click here.
  • Newsround.
  • Click here for a 30 minute explanation about VE Day.
  • See the YouTube video below as it explains why WW2 happened.
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Learn about VE Day from the Royal British Legion:
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These resources are from Twinkl:
Plan a VE Day party 1940s style:
Morse Code and other creative activities:
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Here are links to art activities from the 1940s:
Here are links to baking activities you might like to try for your stay at home street party:
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Blitz Silhouette Art.
  • Using paint (poster or water colours) create a sunset scene using yellows and reds. 
  • On black paper, draw a sky line. Cut out and stick onto your sunset. 
  • On black card, draw and cut out planes. Stick onto your picture. 
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BBC Teach Bring The Noise, in collaboration with the National Memorial Arboretum, in Staffordshire, has launched an online singing and music education activity to inspire children to learn new music-making skills to commemorate VE Day 75. Children can learn to sing along and perform the bespoke Bring the Noise campaign song Take You Home, and reflect on the impact that leaving, missing and coming home had on those who served and their loved ones. See more here

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Learn to Lindy Hop - good luck!
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Guess the Object Quiz
Are you beginning to forget what school looks like?
Test your observation skills with this quiz.
Below is a PDF copy of the quiz posted on twitter. Look carefully at the photograph and work out what the object is and/or where in the school it is. Record your ideas on the sheet. On Friday at 10:30 log on to twitter where I will post each photo-snippet at a time giving you a chance to submit your answer in the comments section. After a few minutes, I will upload a video revealing the answer. Have fun!
Science Week
This week we will focus on science. There are so many fun experiments and investigations you can do at home to develop your science understanding and thinking. Science also gives you the opportunity to apply mathematical and English learning.
Pick a different experiment/investigation each day. Take photographs and post on twitter using the tag @Littledeansch or email them to me ( - I'd love to see what you are doing and what you've learned. 
Practise constructing and interpreting data using these activities:
For other fun experiments try
Term 6 - Home Learning
For English and Maths activities this term please use the daily BBC Bitesize or the Oak Academy online learning platforms. An email was sent during week 3 or 4 of lockdown recommending the year group your child needs to look at. Please note, not all children are working within their year group so please refer to the email. If you are unsure, please email me to find out:
Maths - in order to practice calculation methods find worksheets on Worksheet Genius. In preparation for year 6, year 5 need to be proficient with column addition and subtraction, including decimals, and short multiplication and short division by September.
Year 5:
For addition click here.
For subtraction click here.
For short division sheets click here
For short multiplication sheets click here.
For finding fractions of quantities click here.
*click the "randomize worksheet" button to change the questions. 
Year 6 ONLY (year 5 please do not try these - you've not been taught the methods, yet):
In addition to the above year 5 practices...
For short division where remainders are turned into decimals click here.
For dividing by 2-digit numbers using short division click here.
For long multiplication by 2-digit numbers click here.
*click the "randomize worksheet" button to change the questions. 
Maths for group 4
Spellings - please ensure you are continuing to practise your spellings and handwriting daily.
Sunflowers - please tweet me photographs of your sunflowers progress. Most of mine have been eaten by the birds, but I still have one surviving! Use the tag @littledeansch or you could email me photographs
Writing - below is a collection of story writing prompts. I'd love to read what you write - email your stories to me. Also, there's lots of writing opportunities within each of the projects.
National Book Token Competition
In school, we will be entering this competition - why don't you join us. Click the picture above to take you to the website which contains all the details you need. Closing date: 28th June 2020. Tweet us a copy of your entry @Littledeansch
The Americas Geography and Art Project
Lesson 8 - What is a Rainforest? 
For the comprehensions below:
1* = easy
2** = medium
3*** = hard
Lesson 9 - Rainforest Climates
Once you've written your weather forecast, why not film it and post on twitter - remember to use the tag @littledeansch
Lesson 10 - Rainforest Animal Art
Once you've created your artwork post it on twitter using the tag @littledeansch so we can all celebrate your achievement or you could email it to me:
The third document below is a powerpoint of my last class' creations - they are brilliant. Maybe they will give you inspiration. 
Lesson 11 - Frida Kahlo
Earlier in the year we found out about Frida Kahlo and created self portraits in her style. Do you remember she used nature in backgrounds? This lesson is about creating clay (or playdoh/plasticine) monkeys. Post photographs of your creation on twitter @littledeansch
History - the British Monarchy.
Art linked to history.
Using a range of media (paint, pencil, collage, clay, playdough, plasticine), create portraits and/or sculptures of the significant British Monarchs mentioned in these lessons. Send me photographs of your creations either through email: or twitter using the tag @littledeansch. I look forward to seeing your creations. 
Baking linked to the projects above.
How about making some cakes or biscuits to represent our projects.
Princess biscuits recipe | Mari's World
Crown Biscuits
Sunflower biscuits (1) | Biscuit wedding favours, Iced biscuits ...
Sunflower biscuits
Boat-shaped biscuits – License Images – 60206778 ❘ StockFood  
Boat biscuits (With images) | Sailboat cookies, Sugar cookies ...
Boat shaped biscuits.
Use your imagination.
Puffin Festival of Big Dreams
8th - 14th June
Gloucestershire Virtual School Games
Unfortunately, Sports Day will not be able to go ahead this year. However, as a school we will be taking part in the Gloucestershire Virtual School Games. We will compete as a school against other Gloucestershire schools. A different sporting challenge will be issued each week. Each challenge will be posted on twitter and here on the class webpage.
Please send your results to or tweet your score (with a video - optional) using our school tag @Littledeansch
It would be great if ALL Maple Class children took part. 
Here's the information:
Here's is a photography activity to try:
Challenge 1
Challenge 1 is over and I am pleased to announce that for the Forest of Dean district we came 2nd in the KS2 challenge. Well done to all the children in school who took part and Elsie-Mae who took part at home. It would be really good if ALL Maple class were to take part in challenge 2 this week. 
Challenge 2
We would really like to get 1st place for this challenge. All you need to do is keep track of how far you and your family travel for your daily walk/cycle/scoot - it will need to be in kilometres.
To clarify, your whole family can take part, so if you and your mum and dad go for a walk (3 people) and you walk 4km your total distance would be 3people x 4km = 12km for that day. If you walk every day you will build up a lot of km to add to our whole school distance.
We will be doing this in school too but with laps of the playground.
Before lunch on Thursday 25th June, total up all your distances for the 6 days and send the final distance to the class email address or tweet it tagging the school @Littledeansch.
This challenge started on Saturday 20th June, so if you walked over the weekend these km also count.
Year 6
Sadly, I am beginning to plan for the end of the school year. I would like all year 6 to write memories which will be included in their Leavers' Book. I have emailed through eschools all year 6 parents with guidelines for how to construct the memory. I would like all memories to be emailed to me by Monday 29th June using this address:
Parents, please check your emails.