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Maple Class Year 3B

Sunday 11th July was a proud day for the England football team. After months of hard work, training and winning match after match the team reached the finals of Euro 2020-21. What an achievement!


I am sure all our pupils at Lane End would recognise the amazing growth mindset and perseverance it must have taken to get to the final!


We all know the end result was unfortunately a loss losing in the penalty shoot out to Italy but what an amazing achievement and journey to reach the final.


The days after the final have been particularly hurtful due to the vile racism some of players have faced. These players were incredibly brave to step up and take a penalty for their country and they deserve nothing but our respect, admiration and praise.  We at Lane End like the vast majority of the British public are appalled at hearing and seeing this racist abuse.


At Lane End we are honoured to have such a rich and diverse school community and the community at Lane End represents Modern Britain in 2021.


All our pupils no matter their race, religion, culture or background are unique, special and are loved!


We want all our pupils and families to know that we stand for love not hate, kindness not rudeness, respect not judgement. Along with teaching the children to be excellent mathematicians, skilful scientists, avid readers and enthusiastic learners our number one aim alongside you as parents is to teach them to be kind, caring, compassionate, empathetic and decent humans! Our pupils at Lane End demonstrate this daily, we notice this and we are proud of you.


Finally a huge shout out to our three lions: Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. We couldn’t agree more with the words of Bukayo Saka…..


“There is no place for racism or hate of any kind in football or any area of society and to the majority of people coming together to call out the people sending these messages, by taking action and reporting these to the police and driving out the hate by being kind to one another, we will win.


Love always wins”

Information and Support: Racism and Racist Hate Crime


If you have been the victim of racism, the following organisations may be able to help.


Equality and Advisory Support Service

Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASSadvises and assists individuals on issues relating to equality and human rights across England, Scotland and Wales.

Phone: 0808 800 0082


The Monitoring Group

The Monitoring Group is a London based organisation that provides support to victims of race and religious hate crime through the provision of information, advice, advocacy, and representation.


Stop Hate UK

Stop Hate UK provides independent and confidential support to people affected by hate crime, including confidential hate crime reporting services in various parts of the UK.

The following organisations may also be able to offer additional advice and support around racism and racist hate crime:



BullyingUK provides practical information and advice to young people and their parents.

Phone: 0808 800 2222


The National Bullying Helpline

The National Bullying Helpline can provide free, confidential help and support if you are being bullied at work, at home, in the community or in education.

Phone: 0300 323 0169 (9am-5pm daily)



Mind provides advice and support on a range of topics including types of mental health problem, legislation and details of local help and support in England and Wales.

Phone: 0300 123 3393 (weekdays 9am - 6pm)


The Mix

The Mix provide non-judgmental support and information for young people under 25 on a variety of issues including mental wellbeing, sex & relationships, exam stress, money, drugs and self-harm.

Webchat available.

Phone: 0808 808 4994



YoungMinds offers information, support and advice for children and young people on mental health, wellbeing, racism and self-harm.

Help for concerned parents of those under 25 is offered by phone.

YoungMinds Crisis Messenger: text YM to 85258.

Phone: 0808 802 5544 (Mon–Fri 9.30am-4pm)



Here are the details if you or someone you know would like to seek help from Victim Support.


Victim Support

Victim Support provides emotional and practical help to victims or witnesses of any crime, whether or not it has been reported to the police.

Phone: 0808 16 89 111 (24/7)

Please look out for updates via text and email.

Important Updates


-Your child's book is changed every Wednesday. Please feel free to leave any comments for me in their reading record if you have any. Please hear your child read as much as possible at home, this will really help their progress. We strive to complete minimum 3 reads a week.


- PE day is MONDAY. Please send your child to school in PE clothes (school colours are blue and black)


- Please send your child to school with their own water bottle (water only unless agreed otherwise).


-Healthy snacks only if you are sending a snack for their morning break time.


If you ever have any questions please don't hesitate to email me:


Thank you,


Mr Black

Meet the Maple squad!

Lane End Challenges


Here at Lane End, as we ‘learn and believe, aspire and achieve’, we are faced with many new experiences and challenges.

Some of these arrive as special ‘Lane End Challenges’!


Some challenges will help us to be important parts of wider teams and communities.

Some challenges will let us learn about and try new things we might never have done before – and sometimes we will have to be brave to try!

Some challenges will help us to develop new skills that we will need in everyday life.

Some challenges will make us think about our futures, and help us to develop our own hopes, goals and aspirations.

Many challenges will make us use our voices – so that we can share our ideas, and communicate what we know and think.


Look at the links below to find out what we have been up to and what we have successfully completed so far this year.

Mathletics Mathematician Certificates! Well done Maples!

Maple Fun Fridays!

Class Gallery

Here are a selection of photographs showing you what we have been learning this term. Have a look at the other parts of our page too, especially our recent topic page to see what we have been up to.

Mental Health Awareness Week

The Maples have been working so well in their maths! Here you can see they are practicing using their dienes to show how we add or subtract big 3-digit numbers. The windows already need to be opened by the energy that comes out of these mathematicians!

We are Artists!

We have been learning about Joan Miro this half term and exploring the different shapes, colours and textures he used in his paintings and sculptures. We have made our own sculptures inspired by his work.

At the start of this half term we learned about Vincent Van Gogh and the Starry Night. We used his techniques to create our own landscape picture.
In Science we have been learning lots about rocks and fossils. We carried out some investigations to see if rocks were porous, dense and durable. We collected some soil from the school grounds to see what we could find in it and also created our own fossilisation process using dog biscuits.
We worked together to create posters about the Mount St Helen's volcano disaster.
For Remembrance Day we learned about why we celebrate it, carried out a two minute silence and made our own 3D poppies and some of us even wrote some poems.