Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.


Welcome to Discovery Class!

Teacher: Mrs Gulvin
Teaching Assistant: Mrs Broom



The Discovery is one of the most popular early-season English apples and is widely available in the UK from late August to early September. The Discovery apple has a hint of strawberry flavour hidden under its fresh mottled red skin. It is a good apple tree for growing in gardens. 


Term 4- Who were the Maya?


In English, we will be looking at story writing and newspaper writing. Our story focus will be on The Landlady, a rather mysterious, even murderous, tale! We will write our own versions, finding ways to create tension and suspense in our own writing. We will use this story to write our own newspaper reports.




In our whole class reading lessons, we will be continue to read 'Holes'. We will read about the life of Stanley and develop our range of reading skills - Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explaining, Retrieval and Summary.




We will be focusing on a key area of spelling every week and it is vital that we keep up with our spelling shed homework.


In Maths, we will be focusing on algebra, geometry and measurement. Times tables knowledge is always key to this and we will continue to track and support in Times Tables Rock stars.























In our curriculum lessons we will be looking at the location of Mexico within the context of the world and North America. We will study key weather patterns and climate features. We will look at the different types of landscapes that can be found within Mexico and identify what it must be like to visit there. We will investigate different human geographical feaures such as culture, sport, food and festivals. 


In science, our focus is on the human body. We will looking at how at how our heart and lungs function and the different components of each. We will learn about our blood and how it works to keep us alive and healthy. We will study the effects of not looking after our bodies and how drugs, alcohol and smoking are bad for the body.


In RE, our focus is on Christianity and the idea of eternity. We will ask ourselves if anything lasts forever and whether we believe if there is a heaven.