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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!

Miss Habib teaches us on Wednesday afternoon and Mrs Rothery teaches us every other Friday afternoon.

Important Information

PE Day is Wednesday 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.


Key Dates

 14th - 15th November Parents Evening

This half term we will be learning ...


As part of our English, we take part in daily guided reading lessons. This half term, we are reading the story 'A Mummy Ate My Homework' by Thiago De Moraes. We will be practicing different reading skills and learning about the different vocabulary in the story.

Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx... by Joe Todd-Stanton   A Mummy Ate My Homework: 1 by de Moraes, Thiago

In Writing, we will be working on a story continuation using the incredible book 'Marcy and the Riddle of the Sphinx by Joe Todd-Stanton.



In Maths, this half-term, we will be working on Length & Perimeter and Multiplication & Division. We will be learning about equivalent lengths and the perimeters of rectilinear shapes and polygons. We will also be improving our timetables and learning how to multiply three numbers.

  Word Problems: Area and Perimeter of a Rectangle  Relate multiplication and division. Grade 3 - YouTube

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 Autumn 2 is 'Animals including Humans'. We will be learning all about the digestive system and our teeth.

 What is the digestive system? - BBC Bitesize


This half-term we will be learning History. Our History topic is Ancient Egypt. We will learn all about the River Nile and Tutankhamun. 

What is Ancient Egypt Writing? - Answered - Twinkl Teaching Wiki


Religious Education

Our work in R.E this half-term will be focused on 'What is the most significant part of the Nativity story for Chrisitian's today?'.

Religious education: A test case for humanist inclusion


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. 



Author Focus

Our Author Focus is: Thiago de Moraes

El Correo de Andalucía

Thiago de Moraes spends most of his time in a tiny shed at the bottom of his garden, writing and illustrating books, comics and bits of old cardboard boxes.

He enjoys telling all sorts of stories, from non-fiction books like Myth Atlas and its sequels to picture books and fiction, including the A Mummy Ate My Homework series and Old Gods New Tricks. He also creates comics for The Phoenix magazine.

Thiago has won the Sheffield Children’s Book Award, was longlisted for the Klaus Flugge Prize and twice nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal. His books have been translated into 24 languages, with surprisingly few complaints so far.

He is 90% beard, dangerously fond of bacon and lives in England with his wife, kids and a pet tortoise called Nibbles.

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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