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Welcome to Term 1 Earth Class, I can't believe that we are back to September again - where did the summer break go? We are really looking forward to being back in class, hearing all your stories and achieving lots of learning! We have lots of roles and responsibilities to organise and most exciting of all we are not in rows anymore!!!!

This term we are going to be learning about Mexico and we are as always going to have too much fun! 


Lots of love - The Earth Class Team xx



Key information:

  • PE Kits to be worn on Mondays and Thursdays 
  • Home reading books to be handed into class everyday and changed when required. 
  • Water Bottles in school everyday
  • Mobile phones to be handed into the class teacher
  • Learning logs will be handed out on a Friday and need to be handed back on a Tuesday - please choose a task from the home learning menu.




KS2 Prayer


We ask for your help as we begin this new school year.

Allow us to experience your presence in the many blessings you put before us.

Open our eyes to the new challenges and exciting opportunities that this new school year brings.

Open our heart and mind to new friends and new teachers.

Give us a generous spirit to be enthusiastic with our learning and courage to accept new opportunities.

Jesus, inspire us to do our best this year.


Hola Mexico! 

Welcome to Mexico. Get ready to explore this unique country, from its towering temples and stunning geography to its pulsing rhythms and fun festivals. Is your tummy rumbling? Concoct a traditional fruit cocktail or a delicious Mexican meal. What’s on your shopping list? Go steady with the spices. Discover the mysterious world of the ancient Mayan civilisation. Make their chocolate, learn their poetry, play their ball game and follow all of their curious rituals. Just try to keep your head. Feel like celebrating? Design a flute, grab a drum, join a tribe and make some noise. Have you got what it takes to be chief? Let’s find out.


Our Class Book is:

Our guitar club have been hard at work, performing at different events!

We have made Mexican festival masks - the first step was the messiest!

Year 5 have been enjoying Forest School!

We have been learning about Light in Science

Chance to Shine Cricket Course - Kent County Cricket

Year 6 Forest School - The Big Oak - Inspirational Poetry Session

Please find photos below of Earth Class 2020-2021

Our visit to the East Kent Railway!!

Fiz pop Science!

We have been making blood!!!!!

We have been Scientists dissecting hearts!

We have made humans hearts out of clay!

Earth Class Long Term Plan 2020-2021

Our creative paintings with Shakepeare

PE Fun with Team Theme

On our first day back, we learnt all about composting!

We have two class books that we are going to be focusing on in class this term!

14/05/2021 Mental health day - we dressed in green and made mini mi's!

We have been hot seating Saint Paul in our RE learning

We have been using pasta to help us with our SPAG learning!

RAF Space Challenge! We have been creating our own rockets!

Earth class performed the 'BFG' for drama!

Year 5 had lots of at Forest School!

Earth class year 6 Forest school activities! 27/04/2021

Earth Class Easter Gardens

We have been investigating how to build circuits with conductors and insulators

We have been looking at Victorian Art - the children have made some very special mother’s days cards!

Earth Class Christingle assembly


Each of the 4 Houses created their own Christingle candle!


We have been making Inuit art work!

We have been learning about animal adaptations

Remembrance Day

Year 5 Forest School Day 1- 4.11.2020

We started our project of by exploring icebergs!

We have been changing the states of materials!

We have been perfecting our embalming skills!

Our first Mummification!

Our first two weeks!

Here we are!

During the first full two weeks we have been studying a book called Here we are by Oliver Jeffers. The children have had the opportunity to explore what has happened during our lock down time, how they felt and what were the highs and lows for them. We have taken our time in Earth class to think about how with need to learn to socialise with each other and made our class promises. The children have also thought about what they would like our world to be like in the future and how they can personally make a difference. The children have thought deeply about their own personal emotions upon returning to school. Even though we have not been able to sing we have enjoyed joining in with many actions of our favourite school songs. We have been very impressed with how all the children have returned back to school life and see each of their individual spirits sparkle!

Here we are!

Earth Class Prefects

Click on the link below to find out all about us...Mrs Hunt, Mrs Simpson and Ms Chapman!

Earth Class is ready to go!

Year 5 Forest School - 16.9.2020

Year 6 Forest School - 9.9.2020