Wingham Primary School

It’s all about the children

Term 4

We have had another exciting term, continuing to learn all about pirates. This term, we have been focusing on pirate stories and have enjoyed listening to some fantastic stories, including: The Pirate’s Next Door, The Pirate Cruncher and Pirates Love Underpants. All of our writing has been linked to these stories and we have written descriptions, messages and letters and designed a treasure map.

In maths, we have been focusing on measuring. A lot of our learning has been through practical activities, some of which has taken place in forest school. We began by learning how to measure height and length using cubes and a ruler. We then moved onto measuring weight using the balance scales. Finally, we learned about capacity and volume and had great fun experimenting with different sized/shaped containers.

We enjoyed dressing up on World Book Day. During the afternoon, we listened to the story of the Gingerbread Man and then decorated some mini gingerbread biscuits. We were very excited to present our learning to our parents through a class assembly. We presented facts, showcased our paper plate pirate ships and sang a sea shanty. During the ‘significant female’ morning we had great fun making pirate ships with our families. During science, we will test them to see if they sink or float.

In RE, Mrs Baldwin has been teaching us about the Easter Story. We made some palm leaves and rein acted Jesus walking through the crowds on Palm Sunday. We used our creative skills to make an Easter scene on a paper plate and an Easter garden. In Geography, we have been studying maps and learning about human and physical features. This is in preparation for a walk around Wingham village where we will be plotting a simple map of landmarks.