Selling C of E Primary School

petham primary school
Village Acedemy

Year 5 & 6 (Woodpeckers)

A Message from the Class Teacher, Mr Allen

Term 1 2017

Welcome back! I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer holiday and are looking forward to the new school year in Woodpeckers.

In English, we are going to be looking at Michael Morpurgo’s ‘Kensuke’s Kingdom’ with a focus on using comprehension to understand what the characters are feeling in their varying circumstances. We will be writing stories with an emphasis on setting a scene using powerful verbs.

We will have a heavy focus on number in our Maths lessons; this will include place value and using decimals. We will be using the different operations with numbers including long multiplication and division.

In Science, we will be investigating forces including air resistance, friction and gravity. This will incorporate a number of experiments both in and outside the classroom.

Our Topic sessions will be centred on Ancient Egypt. We will be looking at both the history and the geography of Ancient Egypt as well as incorporating it into our artwork.

In RE, the class will be looking at Judaism and the various festivals that are celebrated and their meaning as well as significant items like the menorah.

PE sessions will be on Thursday and Friday afternoons and will be focused on netball this term.