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'Sitting Buddha' - A Collaborative Pencil Drawing completed by Thailand class 


Here in Thailand Class we are a Year 5/6 class. We take our name from the country which is often hailed as the land of smiles and golden temples. On our jump-up day we spent time investigating the country's amazing culture, discovering the most spoken language is Thai, the most prominent religion is Buddhism and the currency used is Thai Baht. 


We also discovered the capital city, Bangkok, is approximately 7,205 miles from our school and if we wanted to walk there, it would take nearly 3,000 hours or 125 days!


This year our teacher is Mrs Johnson and we are supported by Ms Virgo, Mrs Holmes and Mrs Brown.

Spring 2024





DT - Structures


In our DT lessons we have been researching, designing and making our own playgrounds.



How to Live Forever


This term our guided reading book is "How to Live Forever" by Colin Thompson. 


We are reading the book and associated extracts, using our inference and retrieval skills. 

Letters from the Lighthouse 


This term our daily class reader and inspiration for our English Reading lessons is "Letters from the Lighthouse" by Emma Carroll. 


We have been researching the Kindertransport and the experience of the evacuees. 

Autumn 2023




In our classroom we are...

Art - Drawing


In our art lessons we have been focusing on still life drawing and have produced the most amazing self-portraits. 

DT - Cooking 


During WW2 food was scarce and everybody (even the Royal Family) had their food rationed. We worked together to cook a hearty corned beef stew and carrot biscuits. We prepared all the vegetables and talked about the food we could use to supplement our rations. We used carrots as an alternative to sugar! 


We finished the day by taste testing our stew and biscuits. We also sampled another wartime favourite... SPAM! 

History - The Battle of Britain 


In our history lessons this term we have ben travelling back to World War 2. We have asked ourselves many different questions; Why did Britain declare war on Germany in 1939? Why was rationing introduced? Why were people evacuated from cities? What happened in the Battle of Britain? Why did Hitler continue to attack Britain?


What makes a good friend?

In our PSHE lessons we have talked about friendships and the difference between a friend being unkind vs bullying behaviour.

We used a Jamboard to capture our examples of bulling behaviour.

100% Attendance

Each week Thomas.E.Ton, the school attendance bear, moves to the class with the highest attendance. We were thrilled to have a two week visit this term!

Secrets of a Sun King 


This term our daily class reader and inspiration for our English Reading lessons is "Secrets of a Sun King" by Emma Carroll. 


We cannot wait to see if our predictions, based the front cover, are going to be correct! 

Children In Need - Mindfulness


in support of Children in Need we all came into school wearing our pjyamas with crazy hair. In our PSHE we discussed our wellbeing, thinking of strategies we can use to help us in school and in PE we enjoyed some mindful yoga. 

There's a Boy in the Girls' bathroom


A new year, a new book!  In our English lessons we are reading the book "There's a Boy in the Girls' bathroom" by Louis Sachar.


Each week we will use a chapter or two to inspire our writing; from diaries to persuasive letters, setting descriptions to newspaper articles. 





  • We continue to expect everyone to read for at least 20 minutes, five times a week.

  • Children have an Accelerated Reader book which is aimed at their most recent reading level, based on word recognition and comprehension.

  • Children are may need support reading some of these texts so we encourage adults or older siblings to read these to the children to promote reading for pleasure.

  • Children to record when they read on Class Dojo. 



  • We recommend children spend at least 20 minutes a week using TTRS, practising their times table knowledge.



  • Spellings are set every two weeks and will be shared on a Monday.
  • Spellings will continue to be taught throughout the week in class. 
  • There is a spelling test every other Friday, the main aim of this task is for the children to use the correct spelling pattern for the week.