Wingham Primary School

Learning together, we grow kind hearts and healthy minds

Term 5

We can’t believe how fast this term has flown by. We have been looking at the question ‘What makes Britain great?’  So far we have looked at the English author and Illustrator Oliver Jeffers. We made some lovely penguins in collage in the style of Oliver Jeffers.

We had some very naughty crayons from the book ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ come and mess up our classroom!  We had great fun writing letters and thinking about how the crayons must have felt.  One morning we came into class to find that our chairs had quit and they left us a letter with all their complaints.  We had to write a letter of apology on the floor before we were able to sit on them again!



We have also been learning about the author Beatrix Potter and her favourite story – The tales of Peter Rabbit. We even had a rabbit come in and visit us and we made brochures to explain how to look after a rabbit. 

In maths we looked at fractions of numbers and shapes.  We have also been looking at telling the time.

In Science we have been looking at animals including humans and we have had caterpillars in the class.  At the moment they are in their chrysalis and we are excitedly waiting for them to come out as butterflies.

In Geography we have been looking at the countries that make up the United Kingdom.  We have learnt all sorts of exciting facts and can place the countries on a map.

Forest School continues to be one of our favourite sessions and we have made British landmarks using natural materials and we have made homes for caterpillars.

In art we have been looking at Oliver Jeffers and we have used watercolours and also collage to create pictures of Peter Rabbit.

We also spent an afternoon exploring the work of the British artist David Hockney. We painted our own version of one of his landscapes and added details using oil pastels.