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W/C 2th October

A note about spellings: Please can we ask all parents to support their children in the learning of the Common Exception Words found at the back of the spelling books. In class, we are going to be focusing on the teaching of spelling patterns through 3 targeted lessons a week using the No Nonsense Spelling Scheme. Children must keep reading every day at home and practising their times tables. 



Yr 4 - This week we are moving onto the Addition and Subtraction unit. To begin with we will be focusing on adding and subtracting 1, ,10, 100 and 1000 to a number and then moving onto using the formal method to add, remembering to exchange when needed. 


Yr 5 - Continuing with the Addition and Subtraction unit and focusing on multi-step word problems, comparing calculations and also finding the missing numbers.


Literacy in Maple Class: Last week we wrote our own short stories linked to Arthur and the Golden Rope. This week we are planning and writing a diary entry. We will be revising how to use adjectives and verbs to make our writing more interesting, as well as remembering how to use capital letters for proper nouns. For our diaries we will be revising the structure and features of a diary before beginning to imagine what it would have been like for Arthur on his adventures. 


Literacy in Ash

We are going to be exploring how we can use different punctuation within our writing and write a fact file about Mount Everest.



Y3: We will be finding out the Stone Age diet this week. What did they eat? How do we know? Would they have had a healthy lifestyle? How does their diet compare to our diet today?

Y4: We will be learning about Athens and Sparta this week. What were the differences between the two city states? Who ruled each city state? 

Y5: We will be finding out about the Iron Age this week. When did it start? Why was it called the Iron Age? What were the biggest changes at this time from the Bronze Age? 



Last week the children started creating their identify maps with the focus of using their own typography. Some started to create 3D parts to their maps as well. This week we will be finishing thes maps using colour to enhance them.



Yr 3 - Continuing with skeletons, this week we will be learning about animals with and without a spine.

Yr 4 - We will be grouping plants, focusing on flowering and non flowering plants and different parts of plants.

Yr 5 -  This week we will be carrying out our investigation of air resistance. We have made our parachutes and will be finding out which one takes the longest to fall to the ground.


The Harvest Service is at the church on Friday at 2pm so our RE and Computing for the week will move to next week.