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W/C 9th October

This week we will be revealing which play we will be performing at the end of November. Its an exciting and busy time which means rehearsals take place instead of some lessons. 




Yr 4 - Continuing with the Addition and Subtraction unit, this week we will be subtracting using the formal method and learning how to exchange (borrow). 

Yr 5 - This week we will begin the next unit on Multiplication and Division. To begin with this week we will be learning about factors, common factors, multiples and common multiples.


Literacy in Ash

Having spent last week drafting our fact files on Mount Everest, this week we will be copying them up neatly. I'm looking forward to seeing the final piece of writing. 


Literacy in Maple

We have really enjoyed reading Arthur and the Golden Rope these last few weeks and the children have completed some excellent diaries written in the first person. This week, we will be reflecting back on our text, using our reading comprehension skills to write our predictions for what adventures Arthur may go on next. 



Yr 3 - Our final lesson on our Skeletons unit, we will be answering the question, 'are all skeletons the same?'

Yr 4 - The other week we learnt how to use classification keys to group animals. This week we will be using classification keys to group plants. 

Yr 5 - After conducting our parachute experiment, this week we will be evaluating our experiment on air resistance.



Yr 3 - We are learning about Skara Brae this week. Where is it? Why is it so important? What can we learn about the Stone Age from this archaeological site? 

Yr 4 - This week is all about the Olympics, past and present. When did the Olympics begin? Any why? Which sporting events were held? What prizes were given?

Yr 5 - As we draw closer to the end of this unit, we will be comparing the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age this week.



We will be having a mini gallery within the classroom and view each others art work and evaluate our work.



Yr 4 - We will be learnining about our digital footprint and how to be safer when using the internet.

Yr 5 - Working independently with the Microbits, the children will write the necessary coding to complete set tasks. They will have to debug and find errors to make the code correct.



Questions that will promote discussion are:

  • Where do people get their ideas about Jesus' identify? 
  • What did Jesus say in the Bible about who he was?

We will think about our local church and see if we can answer these questions:

  • What evidence is there in our local church that Christains believe in Jesus as God incarnate or the Son of God?
  • Where is Jesus in our local church?



Yr 4 - It's homophones this week, which are words that sound the same but have different meanings. e.g. peace, piece.

Yr 5 - We are looking at the etymology of words (finding out where a word comes from). We will use the dictionaries to find the origins of a range of words, e.g. genie, hamburger, salary, bungalow, adder.