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w/b 30th October

Monday is an Inset Day for teachers so I am looking forward to seeing you all back to school on Tuesday this week. 


Literacy in Maple Class: We will be diving into our new text this week, 'The Boy Who Biked The World - Part One, The Road to Africa.' This is an exciting chapter book about a boy with a big heart for adventures. By reading the first few chapters together this week, we will be introduced to our main character and consider what he will need to undertake this journey. We will be thinking about our new grammar objectives and which small steps we will need to take to be successful. What tools can we use to ensure we are fully engaged in our learning this week?  


Geography Y3: We will begin this new unit by looking at maps of the UK and finding the countries and cities. Using atlases, maps and a globe to help us, we will label a map of the UK. This will then support us as we continue our learning throughout the half term. 


Geography Y4: This week is all about familiarising ourselves with the language of north and south. We will learn new vocab Hemispheres and Equator, before we begin our research into different countries from the North and South Hemispheres. How do these countries differ? 


Geography Y5: To begin our unit on Mountain Ranges, we will simply be asking, What is a mountain? From here, we will locate the major mountain ranges using atlases and maps. 



Yr 3 - Last lesson we learnt about how we move using our joints, this week we will be learning about how we move using our muscles. 

Yr 4 - We have now moved onto our 'States of Matter' unit. We have begun to learn about solids, liquids and gases. We looked at what the particles do within a solid, liquid and a gas. This week we will be thinking differently about a range of solids, liquids and gases.

Yr 5 - Last lesson we planned our investigation on water resistance so this week we will be carrying out this investigation. If you have any empty 2ltr drinks bottles please send them into school.


Maths in Maple Class: We will be completing our termly maths assessments this week, as well as some arithmetic practise. We will be revising the new strategies that we were using last half term, before we move on to our new unit next week. 


With the date for our Christmas Play looming, rehearsals will begin this week in earnest with lots of singing and time to practise our lines. We will begin to practise stage directions and using our BIG voices to speak! Keep practising those lines at home, including the songs.