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Term 4

Welcome to Term 4!


This term we have loads of exciting things to learn!


Please look at our curriculum map below to see everything we will be doing...

Friday 24th March 2017


Dear readers,


Happy Red Nose Day!



In English we have been drafting our autobiographies.


In art we have been making Mother's Day cards.


In maths we have been looking at fractions.


In ukuleles we have been learning the G7 chord. In addition, we've found out the mystery song 'Oh when the saints...'


In PE we've been playing a little hockey match against another team. Also we have been choreographing our own dance routines.


In science we wrote up our scientific investigations and learnt about friction.


Thank you for reading!


5 Larch.

Our Kennings, Limericks and Haikus!

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This week 5 Larch researched, wrote and performed their own poems. Please enjoy...


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Friday 17th March


We hope you have enjoyed watching a few of our poets! Can you see a bit of Michael Rosen in some?


In maths we have been learning to tell the time and answer questions about timetables.


We have also been learning to play 'happy birthday' in ukuleles, have done country dancing and hockey in PE, learnt about the harms of smoking in jigsaw, written up our findings about craters in science, created our own games in ICT and sung the 7 times table!


Have a great weekend!


5 Larch.

Friday 3rd March 2017


Dear readers,


This week we have celebrated World book day with some fantastic costumes!


In English we have created freeze frames for a part of the poem. We have started to think about writing from he perspective of one character: Bess, the Highwayman or Tim.


In maths we have moved onto the formal method of division. Please see the attached document for pictures of the methods.


In PE we did hockey and hip hop dance.


In ukuleles we learnt a riff.


In jigsaw we finished our scenarios, thinking what to do in different situations.


In science we learnt about levers.


In RE we discussed Jonah and the Whale.


Have a great weekend!


5 Larch.

Examples of the formal methods of multiplication and division

Friday 24th February 2017


Dear readers,


In English, we have been learning about The Highwayman poem. We also created posters for different grammatical features.


In maths we have been looking at prime, squared and cubed numbers. We have also looked at factors, factor pairs, common factors, prime factors, lowest common factor and highest common factor. Lastly, multiples!


In guided reading Mrs Lane taught us the dictionary game.


In Spanish we have been learning how to say 'here is..' and learning the names of animals and colours. We have also learnt how to write the date in Spanish.


In PE we have been learning to dribble with a hockey ball and stick.


In ukuleles we learnt how to play some of the Star Wars tune!


In jigsaw we have been recreating scenes from different scenarios and discussing how to solve school problems.


Thanks for reading!



Home learning




In English we will be reading the Highwayman by Alfred Noyes.


What is a highwayman? What can you find out about highwaymen? Follow this link for a place to start:


Write a biography of a famous highwayman.




Learn your weekly spellings that Miss Cameron gives you on Monday, ready for the spelling test on Friday.




Please continue to read every day.


Please bring in any finished books so we can photocopy the spines to reach the height of the Bristol Flyer (we are about a two thirds of the way there now!)




Our topic this term will be split into The Highwayman for four weeks and a study of two famous Bristol artists for three weeks. 


What Bristol artists do you know? Research these artists and see if you can create a piece of artwork inspired by them.




We will continue to explore forces. Follow these links for information and activities:




How does a pulley work?




Please practise the times table you are focusing on, ready for the test on Friday.


We will be exploring squared numbers and cubed numbers. What can you find out? 


Investigation - do you dare?


Two Primes Make One Square

Can you make square numbers by adding two prime numbers together?


Always, sometimes or never? Can you decide for each statement below...


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