Welcome to Maple Class


Hello everyone, I am Mr McGuinness, class teacher for Maple class.  I am supported daily by Mrs Billington and my PPA cover is Miss Parkinson, every Thursday afternoon.

The school day starts at 8.55 am and ends at 2.55pm. The entrance for drop off and collection is the canopy entrance. Parents are not allowed beyond the school gates at this moment in time.

If you have any questions about your child, please do not hesitate to contact me via the maple@dukestreet-pri.lancs.sch.uk  This will be checked on a daily basis and emails should be replied to within 24 hours.  Please contact the school office with any urgent information about your child. 

Mr. McGuinness

Class teacher

Mrs N Billington

Teaching Assistant


LKS2 Termly Overviews

Maple Class Documents

Times Table practise

In year 3, the recall of multiplication facts are very important. We encourage you to practise regularly with your child, from x2 up to x12 tables. Here are some websites you could use;


The children will also be given a login and password for TT Rockstars. The website to login to is:


They can use TT Rockstars on almost every platform including IOS, Windows, Android.  If you need any help, just ask! 


We would like your children to read at least three times a week. Children will receive incentives and rewards for regular reading. Please actively encourage your children when reading - They will engage more if they are finding it fun. 


Unlike previous years, we won’t be setting any English homework as such this year. We will be sending home pre-learning work before any new topic so that the children can find any information that they want to research, bring it in, and their interests will inform our future lesson planning.  

Spellings will be given out on Monday, after and initial test, then retested on Friday.


Our P.E day will be on a Tuesday. Please make sure that your child comes to school dressed in their P.E kits. Due to COVID-19 we will try to complete all P.E  lessons outside therefore an outdoor P.E kit is advised to be worn to school. Also make sure that your child has taken out their earrings or has tape over their earrings.


If your child requires medical attention in school please contact Mrs Nicholls and complete the relevant forms to keep school updated and keep your child safe in school.


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