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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.

Week 6

Another busy week! The children have loved their Bushcraft session, making delicious pizzas and garlic bread on the campfire. We had the pleasure of a Coding lesson, delivered by R.G.S. in which the children decomposed and recreated the retro arcade game of Pac Man. In English the children have been writing descriptive autumn poems, some of which you can read below. 

Week 5

In History we have been investigating why the Vikings decided to settle in Britain. We looked at different pieces of evidence to draw the conclusions that they wanted the British climate and farmland. 
As it was National Poetry Day on Thursday, we learned the poem, ‘The Spider and the Fly’ by Mary Hewitt. 

The Spider and the Fly.

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A poem by Mary Howitt.

Week 4

In history this week, we have been learning about Viking longships, you can read all about them below. 
We have been continuing to learn our street dance routine and improve our fitness. In the allotments, we have removed one of the raised beds to make room for a new one and we worked incredibly well as a team to get the job done. 

Week 3

We are firmly back in the swing of things now and we’ve had another busy week. The children have had their second Rise Session, exploring emotions and coping strategies. On Wednesday, the children took part in an anti-bullying workshop, delivered by the Anti-bullying Company. We’ve been improving our fitness by taking part in street dance and tag rugby. 

Week 2

This week we have been learning about the Viking attack at Lindisfarne in our new history topic. In maths, the children have been learning about numbers to 100,000  and place value. Our new street dance routines are going well and we have been working hard in the allotment, making new raised beds out of disused tyres. As part of our ‘service to the community’ in our Life Skills Challenge Award, a number of children worked tirelessly to clear the litter from the Longstones entrance to our school. What a busy week-well done Y5/6, you have been super stars! 

Week 1

Firstly I would like to welcome you all back after the summer and I hope that you have all enjoyed the summer break. It has been lovely hearing about the exciting things that the children have been up to with their families. 
We have a had a lovely first week back and are adjusting back into the school routines. We have had a very productive time in the allotments, which have become very over grown during the summer. The children did a great job weeding and harvesting; they also got to explore and have some time in the Bush Craft area, with one group even setting up a fast food restaurant. The children have also competed their Reading Plus assessments, ready for lots of practise at home and in school.