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West Denton Primary School

‘A Stepping Stone into the Future’

Spring Term A

Week 6

Home Reading


Here are this weeks results. Keep up the good work greens!

This Week


We have had a really busy week. We have done lots of experiments in Science for our states of matter topic, including melting chocolate at different temperatures and observing evaporation and condensation. We also made model volcanoes. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and we think they look great!

Week 5

Home Reading


We are really focusing on reading and would encourage your child to read at home with an adult for 10 minutes at least 3 times a week, and record it in their diary with the date and your signature. Children should not sign their own books unless they are a free reader, however they can write their own thoughts on the book they are reading in the 'pupil comments' section. Each week, we will publish on the website how much reading everyone has done. We hope to see you all in the green zone.


Here are this weeks home reading results. Keep up the good work greens!

This Week


We started a new science topic this week, and so far the children have enjoyed learning all about the different states of matter. We also had a visit from the RNLI this week, who helped us learn how to keep safe in the water.

Week 4


This week, we learned all about how volcanoes are made. The children also experimented using water, bicarbonate of soda, washing up liquid, food colouring and vinegar, and enjoyed watching the chemical reactions! Continuing our story 'A Pebble in my Pocket', the children have been researching and writing a report about woolly mammoths. We have also been thinking about how life would have been back then and have done some role play, acting as cave people.

Week 3


In maths this week, we calculated the perimeter of a variety of 2D shapes. We continued The Pebble in my Pocket in our English lessons, and have written a diary entry from the perspective of a dragonfly! We also studied photographs of some endangered animals to create some lovely observational drawings.

Week 2


The children have enjoyed using the iPads to research endangered animals in our Science topic this week. From pandas, to turtles, to polar bears, we found out where they live, why they are endangered and if anything can be done to help.

Week 1


This week, we have studied the Pop Art movement and the work of Andy Warhol. The children used the blotted line technique to print images in the style of Warhol. They then painted the pictures using watercolours. In our English lessons this week we created some lovely poems about a pebble!