New Beginnings in Year 4!!!

Chestnut have had a fabulous start to the year! Mr Brindle and Mrs Ashcroft have been hugely impressed by the talent and hard work shown by everyone. We have been discovering how to add and subtract numbers using a formal method, writing information texts on exotic animals and investigating non renewable and renewable energy! We have also been busy developing the wild flower garden by planting bulbs, plants and shrubs! Within our Forest Schools learning, we have been exploring our natural surroundings, constructing shelters and building fires in a safe way! Hot stuff!!

Walk Like An Egyptian!

This term we are learning all about Ancient Egypt. We have made a great start by learning about The River Nile and its uses. Thank you to those children who have already brought lots of things in from home. It’s been fabulous to use these resources!

Over the next few weeks we will be focusing on how mummies were created, hieroglyphs, pharaohs especially Tutankhamun and farming.


Seeing The Spark!

Our topic this half term is ‘Seeing The Spark’!  We will be learning all how light, we will be:

  • recognising that light appears to travel in straight lines

  • using the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain that objects are seen because they give out or reflect light into the eye

  • explaining that we see things because light travels from light sources to our eyes or from light sources to objects and then to our eyes

  • using the idea that light travels in straight lines to explain why shadows have the same shape as the objects that cast them.

We’ve already got to work on our objectives so why not ask us some questions!

God Save the Queen

This term we are learning about Queen Elizabeth ii

We are learning lots of facts about the Queen and her life.

Alongside the Queen we will be learning about countries and  capital cities within the United Kingdom.

To infinity and beyond!

Rowan have had a fantastic start to the year! In topic we have been exploring earth and the solar system. We have been investigating the vast distances and scale of the solar system. We have been using the school virtual reality goggles to explore the spherical shape of earth and how this causes night and day through the rotation of the earth. We investigated the length of our shadows and how they change throughout the day because of the rotation of the earth.

Maple’s Class Assembly

To celebrate our focus on Legends we are busy rehearsing for our Class Assembly and would love you to join us on Wednesday 10th October 9.15am. 

The assembly will be filled with poems, stories and songs. Join us as we take you on a journey through Sherwood Forest to learn about the legend of Robin Hood.


100 Numbers are Everywhere!

Sycamore have been exploring the idea that numbers are everywhere.

The children have been busy at home and in the local area finding different numbers, for example, at Heskin Hall butchers. The children have been bringing their photographs into school and we have been highlighting each number we have found on the 100 square.

We are having lots of fun finding different numbers in the environment.

What a start to the year!

Year 6 have had a fantastic start to the year!  We are excited for all the things to come this year. Here are some photos of us in action!