Class 5 update

Class 5 have been working on poetry in English this week, studying two classic poems – ‘Eldorado’ (Poe) and ‘Before the Hunt’ (Williams). They have been writing their own verses in the style of these poets, as well as learning about important poetic devices such as rhyming couplets, repetition, refrain and similes.


In Maths, we have been honing our skills in multiplying and dividing decimal numbers by 10, 100 and 1000. In Science we learned about the solar system and carried out an activity outside using a large coil of rope, to predict and then represent the relative distance of the Earth from the Sun. In topic, we learned about some features of the local coastline, such as Hengistbury Head, Alum Chine, Sandbanks and Durdle Door. We also studied the key difference between a bay and a cove. We are really looking forward to our visit to Chesil Beach next Friday!

Gold Coast ‘Marketplace’


This week, Class 5 learnt how to carry out a ‘Marketplace’ to find out about one of our focus coastlines in our current topic, ‘Coast to Coast’. Groups became experts in a particular area of physical or human geography related to Australia’s Gold Coast, using information provided and also the Chromebooks to carry out additional research. Each group then produced a ‘learning poster’, which other pupils visited, being ‘taught’ by the group leader. The children loved this style of active learning and are looking forward to carrying out another ‘Marketplace’ soon!

Arts Week 21st-25th May


This year our theme for arts week is ‘Nature’, where we will be creating lots of colourful and creative pieces to display at the Priory. This is a great opportunity for children to experience the arts through a range of fun activities that will involve craft, painting, music, dance and drama. If you would like to get involved or help out during the week, please get in touch with the office.