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Welcome to Term 5!



Happy Easter, Earthlings! Can you believe that the first of our two summer terms is already upon us? I hope you have all had a lovely break and are feeling full of excitement for a brand new term. For our term topic we'll be exploring the fascinating subject of coal mining, making links to local history, and trying our hand at the artistic techniques used by the famous Pitmen Painters.


Year 6 will be busy preparing for SATs tests, which take place in the week of 9th May. Tests will be on Monday to Thursday of that week. Thank you for all the hard work you have been putting in over the past few months to get ready for the tests.


In science we’ll be learning about different materials and their special properties and uses, while our RE learning counts down to Pentecost with the topic of transformation, looking at how the Holy Spirit has the power to change our lives. Hopefully we'll also get some lovely sunshine to brighten up our basketball lessons in PE!


Miss Morris, Mrs Asher and Miss Ives



P.S. Please remember to dress for the weather - bring a coat if it's cool and sunscreen and/or hat if it is hot! 



Key information:

  • PE dates to be confirmed at the start of term.
  • Home reading books to be handed into class every morning and changed then if needed
  • Water bottles in school everyday
  • Mobile phones to be handed into the class teacher first thing (these will be kept in the office)
  • 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.




Praise the Lord!



'We are an Easter people and 'Alleluia' is our song!" (John Paul II) 
Alleluia means 'Praise the Lord' which we do and say to celebrate Jesus' resurrection. It is a word we won't have heard used during Lent and we won't have sung the Alleluia during our masses in Lent. We will be singing the Alleluia lots in Term 5 to the tune of 'If you're happy and you know it'.

         Alleluia, alleluia, praise the Lord,

        Alleluia, alleluia, praise the Lord,

        As we listen to the story,

        Let us praise Him for His glory.

        Alleluia, alleluia, praise the Lord.


This term's topic: Firedamp and Davy lamps


How did it feel to work in a coal mine? Where in the UK does coal come from? How has coal mining changed over the years, from Victorian times to the modern day? Explore these questions and more in this special project about the coal industry and its impact on the UK.

In this project, children will explore:
• The history of coal mining
• The benefits and dangers of the coal mining industry
• The legacy and future of coal mining





Our Class Book is: Town is By the Sea

Term project plan

Knowledge organiser - Firedamp and Davy Lamps

Firedamp and Davy Lamps book list

Amazing Anderson shelters created for our World War II topic

Exploring upthrust and water resistance in science. Would our plasticine boats float?

Earth class pupils took part in a multi-school performance of Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury. These photos are from our rehearsal days.

World War II ration book rock buns and Science Day bottle flipping

Forest School with a World War II theme

Our Term 3 topic wall and class medal winner

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!

Our creative paintings with Shakepeare

PE Fun with Team Theme

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

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!

Here we are!

Year 5 Forest School - 16.9.2020

Year 6 Forest School - 9.9.2020