Thames View Primary School

Learning, friendship and fun - for EVERYONE!

Thames View Primary School

Learning, friendship and fun - for EVERYONE!


Welcome to Windsor Class!

Teacher: Miss Springate
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Jack



The Windsor is a crisp, juicy, honeyed apple, perfect for making fruit juice. It also makes a very good drying apple. It was cultivated in Germany in the early 1930’s and ripens in early September. It is part of the Cox apple family. 






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For the first  term of 2019 our focus will be One Giant Leap for Mankind.  In Science we will be learning about the Earth, Sun and Moon: how they move around each other , why we have day and night and about gravity.  In DT we will be making food and packaging suitable for a space journey, whilst in History we learn about the Space Race and Man’s continuing travels into the solar system.




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Your English work links closely with our Topic work. We begin term 3 by exploring

Poetry based on space journeys, then creating

magazine articles about famous Space Travellers, finally some

narrative writing based around alien  invasions!

In addition to a daily English lesson, children will have reading sessions, as well as weekly spelling, grammar and punctuation lessons to develop their basic skills and begin to prepare them for the format of the English SATs papers at the end of year 6.Your child will be reading and discussing books with an adult on a regular basis and they should ensure their reading books and reading logs are handed in weekly on a Thursday. We ask that all children, even confident readers who prefer to read to themselves, are heard read aloud at home as often as possible.  This does not have to be their school reading book, but anything they or you enjoy (eg. newspapers, TV guides, leaflets, magazines).  It would be helpful if you could write a comment in their reading record too.





 In Term 3 the children will continue to be set in groups for their daily Maths lessons and will cover a range of topics, including statistics, multiplication and division and fractions .  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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Year 5 Half Term Rainforest Homework