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4 Ash

Welcome to 4 Ash!

Welcome to 4 Ash! 

We love to learn and in 4 Ash, we know it is okay to:

- Be ourselves

- Ask for help

- Make mistakes

Here, you can find all of the important information you might need and discover everything we are currently learning about.


In 4 Ash we are taught by...


Mrs Senior

Mrs Senior loves to read - her favourite book is Harry Potter!

 We are also supported by Miss Berry!

We also have Mrs Saloo teaching us on a Friday afternoon.

Important Information

PE Day is Thursday We come to school in our PE kit. 

For PE we wear:
  • Black shorts
  • All black tracksuit bottom, joggers or sports leggings (a small logo is ok)
  • White t-shirt or polo top
  • Suitable trainer which fastens tightly
  • All black/navy hoodie (children must wear their school jumpers if they do not have a black or navy hoodie)
Please make sure you send your child to school with the correct PE kit and make sure all items are clearly labelled with the children's names on. 
In 4 Ash we take home library books that can be changed bi-weekly and any reading at home can be logged on Boom reader (see link below). 

Key Dates

 19.04.24 - Unity Afternoon

06.05.24 - Bank Holiday

This half term we will be learning ...


As part of our English, we take part in daily Guided Reading and Writing lessons. This half-term, in Guided Reading, we will be reading 'The Boy at the Back of the Class' by Onjali Q Rauf. In Writing, we will be working on a story using the picture book 'Journey' and writing an explanation text on Earthquakes and Volcanoes.

The Boy At the Back of the Class Anniversary Edition : Raúf, Onjali Q.,  Curnick, Pippa: Amazon.co.uk: Books    Journey (Aaron Becker's Wordless Trilogy, 1): Amazon.co.uk: Becker, Aaron,  Becker, Aaron: 9780763660536: Books



In Maths, this half-term, we will be working on decimals. We will be learning about tenths and using addition and subtraction.

  What are decimals? | TheSchoolRun

To help our Maths we will be using Times Tables Rockstars and the Rekenrek! It is important that we practise our time tables every day, as we take the time table check this year.



Our Science topic for Summer 1 is 'Electricity'. In this topic, we will be learning about the objects that use electricity in our every day lives and why it is important.

What is electricity? Types, advantages, and applications | Repsol



This half-term we will be learning Geography. Our Geography topic will be 'Earthquakes and Volcanoes'. In this topic we will look at the impact these have on the planet and why they happen.

Earthquakes and Volcanoes Around the World | STEM Resource Finder


Religious Education

Our work in R.E this half-term will be focussed the religion of Islam and the 5 Pillars.

Religious education: A test case for humanist inclusion


PSHE/Happy Confident Me

We are learning through Happy Confident Me, this is a journey through 10 Powers that will help children better know and understand themselves and others, and build an internal toolkit that will set them up for life. Our Jigsaw unit this half term will be 'Relationships'. We will be using Jigsaw Jaz to help us think about our friendships and relationships.



This half term we will be continuing our lessons in Samba!

African Drumming Workshop Experience | Obby


Author Focus

Our Author Focus is: Onjali Q Rauf

Onjali Q. Rauf - authorfy

Onjali Q. Raúf is an award winning and best selling children’s author and activist. Her books are especially noteworthy for helping the children of today understand and deal with a range of issues in a narrative that they can relate to in an engaging way. Her debut book, The Boy at the Back of the Class, was met with critical acclaim whose awards include the 2019 Blue Peter Book Award and Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.

Onjali is the founder of Making Herstory, an organisation that mobilises men, women, and children from all walks of life to pro-actively deal with the abuse and trafficking of women and girls in the UK and beyond. She is also the founder of O’s Refugee Aid Team, an organisation that provides much needed support for refugee families surviving in Calais and Dunkirk.

Links to try at home

 Here are some useful links for books, games and activities you can work on out of school:

 Top Marks - Maths Games

Free Online Reading Books

Google Earth - Topic Focus

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