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Maple Class - Year 6

Welcome to Year 6 Maple Class!



For our Forest School sessions we have been 'stranded' on the deserted 'Forest School Island'. We will be working on our teamwork and outdoors skills to see if we can survive on and escape from the island. Check back each week to see how we are getting on! 

Do you think our shelters would keep us warm and dry enough to survive on Forest School Island?

This Term's Topic

Our summer term topic is 'Local History'. We will study how Stansted Mountfitchet has changed over the years and will complete field study work around the local area to support our studies. In geography, we will be working on our mapping skills, which will also include trips around the local area to improve our understanding and put our skills into practice. We will learn much more across the curriculum. Take a look at the document below to see more information about this term's curriculum.

 PE and Forest School


We have our weekly Forest School session this term every Monday. Children should wear a long-sleeved top and trousers - old clothes are the best idea - as well as wellies or hiking boots. Waterproof trousers and coat are required for any wet weather. 


PE lessons take place on Thursday this term. Please could children bring their PE kit into school on a Monday and take them home on a Friday to be washed. As the summer term goes on, we may have some additional PE sessions when the timetable allows, so having the kit in the whole week means that all children can always join in. 


Many of the class now have their SATs revision books. Homework for these children is now through these books. A list has been handed out of which pages should be completed each week. This is also available below. If you have not purchased the books, then homework should still be completed via the homework grid. 

Regular reading at home should still be happening. A combination of reading alone and reading to an adult or sibling is a good idea for year 6 pupils. The improvement in times tables knowledge in the class last term was fantastic. However, it is always a good idea to revise these regularly to ensure that they are not forgotten.

Peruvian Food

For our design and technology work this term, we have been learning about Peruvian food. We tasted and evaluated a variety of Peruvian dishes, understanding the key ingredients used and then design and made our own dishes inspired by Peruvian cuisine. You can see our creations along with some of the feedback that we received from each other for our food.