Wingham Primary School

Learning together, we grow kind hearts and healthy minds

Term 5

It has been a very creative start to our Ancient Greek topic this term! Everyone has been a shining star as we think about our response to the question of where we would rather live – ancient or modern Greece.


In Maths, we have focused on decimals, money and time as different ways of expressing numbers and measurement.

In Literacy, we have been doing lots of writing. Firstly, we went off to Santorini to design our own holiday brochures. Secondly, we wrote a persuasive letter to Zeus as Pandora, explaining why we opened the box. Thirdly, we have been writing a non-chronological report on Ancient Greek pottery. Finally, we have ended the term writing an explanation text on the water cycle. This has also involved lots of thinking scientifically and even making our own mini water cycles.

As we are studying Ancient Greece, we couldn’t miss the opportunity to become master potters! The Ancient Greeks made their vases by using a very fine clay. They would make intricate shapes and then place them onto the thin walls of the vase. Look at some of our amazing pottery:

In PE, we have been really lucky learning how to skateboard. It is not easy, but everyone has showed strength, resilience and team work. It has been lovely to see the children encouraging and supporting each other. Look at us go!

We celebrated the coronation of King Charles together with children from across the school. We enjoyed our fish and chips on the field in the sunshine and created our own portraits of the King using pastels. Everyone seemed to really enjoy spending this quality time together.

In RE, we have continued to learn about how Jewish people show commitment to God. To help us we decorated and made a Mezuzah each - a tradition of the Jewish faith. Each contained a prayer or wish.