Thames View Primary School

Learning, friendship and fun - for EVERYONE!

Thames View Primary School

Learning, friendship and fun - for EVERYONE!


Welcome to Blenheim Class!

Teacher: Miss Law
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Nolan



Blenheim is a popular, old English cooking apple, perfect for making Apple Charlotte. It has a nutty, sweet taste and crumbly texture and so is often served with cheese. It has a huge crop, and is often chosen by people who grow apples trees in their gardens.



Extraordinary Egyptians!

Terms 1 and 2 focus on the lives of the ancient Egyptians. We will learn about gods and goddesses, pyramids and explore a range of artefacts and sources. The children will learn about life and death of the ancient Egyptians and will get the chance to mummify their very own pharaoh! The topic links closely to art and DT, the children will create their own clay shabtis, make and paint a sarcophagus for their pharaoh and design and make a sail boat to carry their pharaoh across the Nile.

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Our English lesson are closely linked to our Egyptian topic. In term 1 the children will work in small groups to produce a non-fiction book about daily life for the ancient Egyptian on and around the River Nile. They will also be writing narratives, following an intrepid explorer Tadeo Jones as he investigates some ancient Egyptian pyramids.


During term 2, the children’s writing will focus around the discovery of pharaoh Tutankhamun’s tomb; including diary entries and newspaper reports. In addition to a daily English lessons, children will have reading sessions, as well as weekly spelling, grammar and punctuation lessons to develop their basic skills.

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In terms 1 and 2 the children will continue to be set in groups for their daily Maths lessons and will cover a range of topics, including place value, addition, subtraction, multiples, factors, prime and square numbers. They will also have times tables and mental maths sessions. As children often learn different mental and written methods for number work to those you may have learned or use now, please come and ask your child’s class teacher if you would like to discuss how best to help them at home. We will aim to give examples of relevant methods with any homework we send home too.

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