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St Nicholas C of E Primary School East Challow

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Panther Class Year 5 and 6



A warm welcome to our new Panther class!

This term’s topic is called “Remarkable Rainforest. Along with our class novel “The Explorer” by Katherine Rundell, our trip to The Living Rainforest will give us a fantastic opportunity to experience a rainforest environment giving us inspiration for our writing and our research into the plight of the rainforest and its inhabitants. Henri Rousseau’s artwork will give us the opportunity to practice the technique of composition when creating our own rainforest scenes.


In addition, our science topic - evolution and adaption – will help us understand how living things are suited to their rainforest environment. In maths, we will be continuing to secure our times tables knowledge, as well as developing our mental maths skills and understanding place value. In addition, we will continue to work on the four number operations as well as statistics and measurements.We are all working towards earning pen licences by ensuring our writing across the curriculum is produced using carefully formed cursive handwriting. This will also help us to become accurate spellers – we’ll be exploring different ways to make spelling practice more fun too!