Newtown Community Primary School
'Newtown Primary School is a Community Primary School and we take the "Community" aspect of our title very seriously. Our children, their families and extended families are at the heart of everything we do.'

Ash Class (Year 4/5)

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Welcome to Ash Class!


My name is Miss Hallam and I will be teaching Ash Class, with the support of our brilliant teaching assistant, Mrs Williamson. We have a wonderful mix of year 4 and year 5 children.

We are very excited to explore a range of fantastic topics this year with lots of motivating, interesting experiences planned for the children. In Ash Class we respect everybody and everything to ensure that each person is able to achieve their full potential and enjoy each day of school! We are not afraid to have a go, challenge ourselves and make mistakes, as we know these make us better learners and deeper thinkers.


A named PE kit should be in school every day and daily reading at home is strongly encouraged. In Ash Class, home reading is showcased on a classroom display and rewards are presented when various milestones are reached, so please find time to listen to your child reading and ensure this is recorded in the journal.


Spellings and Maths homework will be set weekly.


Regular updates of our memorable school year will be added to this page. Ash Class is a caring and friendly place to be and I am delighted to be the class teacher.


Miss Hallam


Throughout term two our learning was based on tornadoes with a case study focus on Kansas, USA. This linked to our guided reading text, The Wizard of Oz as this was where Dorothy lived with her Aunt and Uncle before the tornado uprooted her house. We developed our learning with two main practical pieces of work. Firstly, a class tornado made from chicken wire and papier mache which we decorated with a swirling poem about tornadoes, written by Ash class. We then followed this with the children making their own tornado landscape boxes, showing the town before the tornado had hit and the damage left after the tornado had gone. What an exciting term we had!

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What a busy term!

What an exciting start to the year Ash Class have had! This term we have researched and learnt all about apartheid, Nelson Mandela and his life. One product of our learning was our beautiful biography booklets which also included a timeline. Following this, using ‘Where the Wild Things Are’ as our stimulus, we have completed a range of practical science activities including: making and testing boats, designing our own wild things, making catapults, making shelters and eating food from a camp fire!

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