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Maple Class - Year Three (Miss Bickerdyke)

Welcome to Maple class and the Summer term.

Please find below our learning 




The Roman invasion of Britain was hugely significant in shaping the British nation. This term our history focuses on the settlement in Britain by Romans, and the impact on British life and society that occurred as a result of this. Due to the huge amount of evidence that exists around this period in British history, it provides an ideal opportunity for a visit to the Roman Bath House in Lancaster



Religious Education


“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.” (Luke 4: 18-19)

Each of us, by the way we live our lives, the way we treat others, and by our words and actions, show if we have an attitude of service. Often we are especially influenced by those whose actions speak powerfully of a life of service.

Christians believe that the Spirit of God is active in each person and, in a special way, in the community of believers, which is the Church. It is the work of the Spirit to enable people to hear God’s message and to live Jesus’ way of service.

This term we will: 

Explore how the Church celebrates the resurrection of Jesus.   Think about how we can celebrate his Resurrection

Know that Jesus appeared to some of his disciples on the road to Emmaus.  Think about what we can learn from this experience

Know what Jesus said to Thomas when he did not believe that Jesus had risen from the dead. Reflect on the meaning of these words for us.

Know that Jesus returned to Heaven. Reflect on what this meas for us.

Know what happened at Pentecost. Reflect on how it changed the apostles.







Science - Roots and Shoots


In Science we will become Earth Plant Researchers. We will be investigating plants and how they grow



i. identify and describe the functions of different parts of flowering plants: roots, stem/trunk, leaves and flowers

ii. explore the requirements of plants for life and growth (air, light, water, nutrients from soil, and room to grow) and how they vary from plant to plant

iii. investigate the way in which water is transported within plants


Thinking scientifically

i. asking relevant questions and using different types of scientific enquiries to answer them

ii. setting up simple practical enquiries, comparative and fair tests

iii. making systematic and careful observations and, where appropriate, taking accurate measurements using standard units, using a range of equipment, including thermometers and data loggers

iv. gathering, recording, classifying and presenting data in a variety of ways to help in answering questions

v. recording findings using simple scientific language, drawings, labelled diagrams, keys, bar charts, and tables

vi. reporting on findings from enquiries, including oral and written explanations, displays or presentations of results and conclusions

vii. using results to draw simple conclusions, make predictions for new values, suggest improvements and raise further questions

viii. identifying differences, similarities or changes related to simple scientific ideas and processes

ix. using straightforward scientific evidence to answer questions or to support their findings














This class page will keep you updated with all the goings-on in our class and any important information that you may need to know. If you have any questions please feel free to come and speak to me after school. Attached is also a topic overview of all our subject topics for this year.




What you can do at home . . .


  • Daily reading

  • Spellings  Year 3/4 words  

  • Times table to be practiced daily at home.

  • Homework tasks- given half termly.

  • PE- Thursday (Please ensure PE kit and trainers are in school, this is for health and safety reasons)


If you have any other questions or queries, please feel free to talk to me at the end of the school day, or alternatively arrange a meeting with me via Mrs Thompson in the office.

Thank you!


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