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Term 1



Welcome to the Wagtail and Woodpecker class page! We are excited about the year ahead.


Our topic this term is Urban Environments.  In English, we read a novel called "The London Eye Mystery". It is about a special boy called Ted, who has a different kind of brain from other people - he says he runs on a different operating system. When a cousin comes to visit him in London and then disappears, it's up to Ted and his sister Kat to solve the mystery since none of the adults will listen to their clues. Using the art of deduction, their knowledge of the city and his unusual way of looking at the world, Ted discovers clues to the whereabouts of his cousin that no one else observed.


Reading this book will help the children think and write from different character perspectives; write a news report and a balanced argument.  Whilst reading, the children will be encouraged to look carefully for clues in the text; challenge each other’s opinions and develop their own vocabulary. 


Our science topic of Evolution and Inheritance encourages the children to think about where their qualities and traits have come from.


In our topic lessons, the children will focus on the urban environment of Ashford. They will learn about the history of Ashford and how its physical geography has changed over time, including the introduction of the high speed train.  They will also study the artistic style of Street Art. The children will consider its moral value and how they can improve public spaces.


In week 5, Year 6 will be heading off to France for the week.  Please look out for letters and information coming your way!


This term, Wagtail Class have P.E and Games on Monday and Tuesday.

Woodpecker Class have have P.E and Games on Monday and Wednesday.

Please have kits in school, ready for the lessons.


The homework timetable and weekly spellings will be added to this page – so keep a look out so you’re up-to-date. Please continue to hear your child read at least five times a week and sign their Reading Record Book.


Thanks for your support.