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Term 4

Term 4
Week beginning 15th February 2016


This term, learners in Ash class will be finding out about rainforest environments, focusing on the Amazon as this will link nicely with the Rio Olympics later in the year. We will also be revisiting how green plants grow well. Learners in Ash class will have received bookmarks with the scientific vocabulary we will be using in this topic.

For your information, your child’s learning this term is available to download below.

Home Learning
Please ensure your child's yellow home learning book is in school every Friday. 

There will be a weekly:
1) ‘Spelling’ task relating to the week’s phonics lessons. There will also a pair of homophones to discuss and two 'tricky' words that do not follow a spelling pattern. Please practice these spellings with your child.

2) Handwriting task relating to the previous week's handwriting lesson. 

3) Maths task. We are focusing on times tables and related division facts (the ‘144 club’- letter attached below).

and 4) Daily reading at home. Please hear your child read every day, recording comments and ‘wow’ words or phrases that you have discussed. I do not allow children to change their book without evidence that they have read it to an adult first!


How are rainforests different?
Answering this ‘big question’ is an optional home learning task that must come into school Thursday 24th March.

Other business and dates for the diary


Help needed! If you are available to help out in school and would like to hear readers, help out with cooking or complete photocopying jobs for me (!) please see me as soon as possible. All help is greatly appreciated!

Due to timetabling issues there will be no forest school this term. It will recommence in term 6.


PE will be Tuesdays and Thursdays this term with the sports coach.


World book day (bedtime stories)

Friday 4th March. Children are invited to attend school in their pyjamas (school shoes must be worn) and to share with the class their favourite bedtime story. Parents are welcome to join us to read an extract from their favourite children’s story from 10am.

PTA Mother’s day sale:

Friday 4th March (pm). Children are invited to bring in a maximum of £1 to spend


‘Mother’s lunch’

Tuesday 8th March


‘Children’s University’ home learning parents evening

Monday 21st March - more details to follow.


Last day of term

Thursday 24th March- Reports for parents to come home (please make sure home learning is in school on this day too)


Ash class assembly:
Thursday 28th April 2016 2:45pm



This will be week beginning 16th May 2016. The children will be well drilled by then, I simply request that learners are wide awake!