Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.


Welcome to Pioneer Class!

Teacher: Mrs Willson
Teaching Assistant: Mr Mant



The Pioneer apple is an heirloom apple. It has a rich, tart flavour, and was cultivated from the Orange Pippin in 1839 and is mostly produced in Canada. It has an attractive dark red skin and white flesh. It’s flavour fades if kept stored for too long. 

Term 1 - Is Plastic Fantastic?

Our focus for this term is the environment and how we look after it.


In English, we will be looking at the extraordinary planet and environment of Pandora, from the film Avatar. We will be writing our own non-chronological reports informing others about this wonderous world. We will be researching the animals found there and creating our own factfiles. For our fiction work, we will be writing diary/log book entries based on a avatar's journey into this world. Every week, there will also be a grammar focus which the children will work on in separate lessons and within writing lessons. Spellings are given out every week and tested the following week. We use the online game 'Spelling Shed' to practise our weekly words.




In Maths, we will be focusing on place value, number and calculations. Using all of the skills we have been learning prior to Year 6, we will be using them in different contexts and explaining what we know. Times tables knowledge is always key to this and we will continue to track and support us in Times Tables Rock stars.

In our curriculum lessons we will be looking at the impact of plastic pollution on our environment, with particular focus on the oceans and seas. We will research what different individuals and countries are doing to lessen the impact. This topic involves map work, understanding where the world's continents, seas and oceans are. We will look at changes to different environments and habitats.


In science, our focus is on Evolution and Inheritance. We will be studying how living things have adapted and evolved since the first known living creatures. We will study fossils, the work of Mary Anning and explore the evolution of human beings.


In RE, our focus is on the Islam. We will first look at the different ways Muslims show commitment to their faith and their community.