Wingham Primary School

It’s all about the children

Term 5

This term we started our new topic. We are learning all about farming and at the end of our topic we will be deciding ‘Does Farming Matter?’. We have had a great term so far, with lots of exciting lessons outside.


In English we have read the story of Jack and the Beanstalk and Jim and the Beanstalk. We wrote lots of character descriptions, invented our own giant, created an imaginary world and wrote an alternative ending for a story. We have each planted a bean and we have been documenting it’s growth in a Bean Diary. We have also been learning how to use a camera in Computing and we have taken some photos of our beans.

In maths, we have been focusing on multiplication and division. We have been learning how to share equally and count in 2s/5s and 10s. Our current topic is fractions and we have been learning about halves and quarters of numbers and shapes.

We had a brilliant trip to Nonington Farm, where we learned all about wheat and making flour. We also got the opportunity to sit in a tractor. James the farmer, gave us some freshly made flour to bring back to school which we made into bread.

In Science, we have been learning how plants grow. We will be planting lots of vegetables and looking after the seeds to ensure they grow into healthy plants. In preparation to  plant the seeds, we spent an afternoon weeding and preparing the soil.

In our PE lessons, we have been enjoying weekly sessions with a tennis coach and practicing our athletics skills in preparation for sports day.