Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.

Thames View Primary School

Learning, fun and achievement for all.


Welcome to Topaz Class

Teacher: Mr Poole
Teaching Assistants: Mrs Williams and Mrs Silvester



The Topaz Apple 
Topaz is a dessert apple, first cultivated in Czechoslovakia, and is one of the best, modern, disease-resistant apples. The Topaz apple is related to the James Grieve and Lord Lambourne. It is a medium-sized apple with a yellow skin which is covered with a crimson blush. It is crunchy and crisp. 





Term 2

Welcome to London

Are you ready to explore?

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Our topic this term is Welcome to London. As well as learning about our fantastic capital city, we will be performing a musical version of Dick Whittington, the rags-to-riches tale of one boy's quest to seek his fortune in Old London Town. Our English and Reading lessons will be inspired by the classic story of a small bear from Darkest Peru who arrived at Paddington Station in London with nothing but a suitcase, a half empty jar of marmalade and a label that read, 'Please look after this bear.'
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We will continue to use Spelling Shed in our spelling lessons and for spelling home learning; these can be accessed online by following the link in the section below. 
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In our Maths lessons, the children are building on their understanding of addition and subtracting, and developing their reasoning and problem-solving skills with numbers up to 1,000. We use  Times Tables Rockstars to encourage the children and challenge them to secure their knowledge of the 2, 5 and 10 times tables; they are expected to know these, and the 3, 4 and 8 times tables by the end of Year 3. The link for Times Table Rockstars is in the section below.
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Has Christmas lost its true meaning?

In our RE lessons this term, the children will be finding out what the true meaning of Christmas is to Christians and compare this with what Christmas means to them.

To support their learning, we are setting the children a challenge which is to create a Christmas tree decoration showing what Christmas means to Christians. We will display their decorations on a tree at St Margaret’s Christmas Tree Festival in Rainham.

There are some ideas below for inspiration! Decorations need to be brought into school before the end of November.

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Some Important Information

Fruit Tuck Shop - All morning break times. 10p per piece or fruit or cup of fruit juice.

Break time snacks should be fruit or vegetables only. Children should have water only in their bottles. 

Please can all property and clothing be named, including gloves, hats, PE kits, water bottles etc. Lost property will be left on the table in the year 3 area until it is taken to the main lost property box outside the main canteen.

Please remember that your child will need suitable clothing for outdoor PE, bearing in mind the weather is expected to be increasingly colder this term. Please also ensure that children are able to remove their earrings and tie their hair back on PE days - these are Wednesday and Friday.


Many thanks for your continued support.


Mr Poole

Topaz Class Teacher


Children will have a chance to shine in Term 2 when they stage a musical adaptation of Dick Whittington and his cat.

Song 1 - Go To London

Song 2 - This Is London!

Song 3 - A Recipe for Disaster

Song 4 - Your Furry Friends

Song 5 - One Purr-fect Match

Song 6 - Turn Again, Whittington

Song 7 - She Loves To Shop

Song 8 - Your Furry Friends (reprise)

Song 9 - Go, Super-Puss

Song 10 - Finale