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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Autumn Term A

Autumn Term A Curriculum Letter - Please read to find out about our topics and for P.E. and Bushcraft information.

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Week 7


Well where did this half term go? It has been lovely to get to know the children and they have worked so hard. 

The children enjoyed their final street dance lesson  The children learned different sections of a dance over the last six weeks and then joined them altogether for a final dance. 

Go boys!

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Go girls!

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This week, the children in year 5 were learning about the Mexican tradition of the Day of the Dead. They enjoyed learning some interesting facts  as well as doing activities and singing songs. 


This week’s achievers!

Week 6


The children have finished their half term assessments this week. In History, Year 5 were investigating 'Viking horned helmets - historical fact or myth? Please ask your child to explain what they found out and enjoy their Viking pictures.


We finished off the week in the bushcraft area where they made garlic flatbreads and pizza. Their 'cooking over a fire' life skills are developing well. The sun was shining and we had an excellent morning.

This week’s achievers,!!!!

Week 5


Year 5 have been treated to an amazing ‘escape room’ activity on Monday when staff from Northumbria University paid us a visit. The children had to crack codes and apply their literacy skills in order to escape. Team work was vital to be successful. The WDPS  core values really came into play and we had a really enjoyable time.

Street Dance Video 1

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Street Dance Video 2

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Street Dance Video 3

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On Thursday, it was National Poetry Day and year 5 recited 'If' by Rudyard Kipling. Enjoy the video.

Poetry Video

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This week’s achievers!

Week 4


Monday began with a visit from Mr MingStones to share in our learning when we finding out about negative numbers. The children made me very proud.

In the afternoon, we had our last resilience session with Mrs Mather-Shone where the children learned a new breathing technique called belly breathing. The children also looked at red and green thoughts and thought about rephrasing our feelings to be more positive. The sessions have been excellent and have complimented WDPS’s Resilience Programme. 

The children finished their busy Monday with fitness and street dance. Don’t the children look smart tin their P.E. kit.

P.E. Warm Up

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PE Video 1

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PE Video 2

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Let’s celebrate this week’s achievers!

Week 3


Raising Aspiration Progamme at WDPS


Yesterday, Year 5 had a RAP talk by Charlotte and Paige. They work for Highways England. Charlotte talked to the children about being a 'Civil Engineer' and about taking the apprenticeship rout in order to be a civil engineer. Charlotte is currently working on the improvements for the A1 motorway.  The children tried on PPE and the visitors certainly inspired the Year 5s to consider a career in construction.

Our Year 5 Achievers


Week 2


What a busy week with the first of our three week well-being lessons where the children learned to use a breathing technique to help them calm down. Why not ask them to show you how to do it as they need to practise it for Homework. ThIs week the children also had their first fitness and street dance class.


Friday saw our first bushcraft session and looking at the photos, the children had a great time.

Dance so far ...

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This week’s achievers.

Week 1

What a great start to the new school year in Year 5. The children have been introduced to the new class text 'There's a Boy in the Girls' Bathroom' as well as their new History focus of 'The Vikings'.


Our PE days are Mondays and Fridays and the children must wear a white , plain t-shirt, black joggers/leggings or shorts and their normal school sweat shirt or cardigan.


Homework will be sent out today, Friday 10th September and is due in by next Friday.


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Have a lovely weekend!


Miss Croll

The children have also began this half term’s resilience module of goal setting. Here is what they came up with.

This week’s achievers.