Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand

Term 5

Term 5


Welcome back to Term 5! We hope that you all have enjoyed a restful Easter break and are ready for an busy term ahead. 


This term we are studying The Lady of Shalott in English. The children may be familiar with this text from Year 5, but this time we are going to be using the narrative poem as a springboard for a range of different writing. We will explore narrative poetry, persuasive writing in the form of an internal conflict and do playscripts.


In Maths this term, we will continue with a series of units covering a range of topics to consolidate our understanding as we approach the SATS. We will then start a series of explorative maths challenges, seeing if children can put their maths skills to the test to solve real-world questions.


In the wider curriculum this term, we are studying:


Geography: We will be exploring the question: where does our energy come from? We will look at how energy is generated, comparing the UK to the USA.

Science: Living things and their habitats – classification of species

DT: In DT we will be creating our very own steady hand games!

PE: Cricket and rounders


Home learning books are to be brought to school every Tuesday so that homework can be checked and the new tasks can be given out. The homework grid for the term can be found in the first page of the book and is also available online in case it should get lost. Reading Records are to be brought into school every day this term please so that we can track our '5 Star Readers' and any reading completed in school can be added. Thank you in advance for your support with home learning and reading at home. Please do remember that home learning is now compulsory, until the end of the year. 


Finally, PE days this term are as follows: Monday and Thursday. We are doing cricket and rounders this term and children can come into school wearing their PE kits on PE days. 


Finally, congratulations to those children who received star awards and unsung hero awards at the end of Term 4 - we are very proud of all your hard work. Take a look at the latest celebration newsletter for more details of our winners!


Thank you for your continued support. Please never hesitate to contact either of us via our emails should any questions ever arise. 


Mrs Burrell & Mr Godden