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Teacher: Miss Swain
PPA Teacher: Mr Hayes
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Newing, Ms Maxted, Ms Marshall and Davina

This page is dedicated to all the exciting things we will be doing in class this year.

Dear Magpies,

Term 4

Dear Parents/Carers


This term our topic is, ‘How can we protect the creatures that live in and around Ash?’ In our literacy lessons we will be reading fiction and non-fiction texts about protecting nature and writing our own nature poetry. In Topic we hope to make some delicious ‘bread hogs’, make some outdoor art and explore our local area.


In Maths this term we will delve into multiplication and division and take a closer look at measuring length and height.


We will be continuing our science topic of ‘living things and their habitats’. We will investigate how living things depend on each other and their habitats to survive.


P.E. will be taught on Tuesday and Wednesday. School uniform should be worn into school and children will get changed before their P.E lesson. Please bring P.E kit (plimsolls/trainers, shorts/tracksuits, T-shirt and jumper) to stay at school.


Each morning I will ask your child if they need to change their reading books. Every day the children will have opportunities to read and during our afternoon ‘DEAR time’ (drop everything and read time). Some children will be starting our ‘Accelerated Reading’ program where they will complete quizzes that test their comprehension of the books they have read. Others will continue using our Little Wandle books. We will try our hardest to make sure we hear your children read at least once a week. Please do read with your child at home as often as possible, it makes such a difference and really boosts their love of books! If possible, please ask your children questions about the book they are reading to increase their understanding of the text. It is better that a child takes slightly longer to read a book and fully grasps its contents, than speeding through a text without having understood it. We ask the children to read through each book 3 times.


I will hand out homework grids for the new term in week 1. These will consist of activities linked to the topics that we are learning this term. It is up to you and your child how many you complete over the forthcoming weeks. You can bring work in to show the class or email me photos at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if that is easier to share!

Please do let me know if you have any queries

Miss Swain

Documents and Links

Below you will find links to  websites and documents which will be useful for home learning.

The link below will take you to Yumu Charanga Music World which we use in school. You can access this by using the generic log in below that has been created for the class to use:
Your username is: magpieyr2
Your password is: tangerine


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