Astounding Al-Farsi– Spring Term 2

A warm welcome to Al-farsi. Thank you for visiting our page. Two amazing terms have finished and things can only get better in summer term.

Spring term has been both fun as and educational. The children were lucky enough to visit Blackpool Zoo to learn about animal conservation and what we can do to help preserve these beautiful creatures.


Year 4 have been learning about stories with issues and dilemmas; learning to understand that problems can playout throughout a text, instead of just within one part of the story. The novel we explored was non -other than The Dancing Bear by the well-known author Michael Morpurgo. Also linking with our trip to Blackpool Zoo, Year 4 have also been exploring persuasive writing, discussing our opinions on whether or not zoos should or should not exist.


During this term, we have moved our learning on to fractions and decimals; moving into 3 decimal places (tenths, hundredths and thousandths). Times tables have played a key part in our learning and we proud to see the progress all of our pupils have made. We learnt about, improper fractions, mixed fractions, simplifying, adding & subtracting, and converting fractions!

R.E Super Learning Week & DT

One of the unique, stand out – things about the Olive School are our Super Learning Days/Weeks. For an entire week Al-Farsi learnt about the 4 major world faiths (Judaism, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism). What we found most astonishing about these faiths was the similarities between them and Islam. We learnt in Sikhism that a Guru has certain qualities similar to a Moulana. We learnt how Jews have a text, and they too must face certain direction when performing prayer, days of fast and lastly a holy pilgrimage.

Children in Al-Farsi also learnt to create pop up cards and the different mechanisms. The children used these pop up cards to create messages for animal conservations.

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