Sheerness West Federation


Year Five Penguins

Next Week – W/C 24.04.17

English – Next week we will be completing our fantastic newspaper articles inspired by our visual stimulus. After this, we will then move on to writing a recount of our trip to the zoo!

Maths – In Maths next week we will be returning to translating shapes and also learning how to reflect them.

Topic – On Tuesday we will be visiting the zoo as our HOOK for our Topic this term!

Science – In Science we will be learning about the life cycle of a mammal.

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Hall of Fame

Congratulations to our Hall of Fame award winners:

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Reece – For making so much effort in your writing!

Daisy T – For having a 100% pass rate on Accelerated Reader!

Daisy R – For consistently quizzing and being an independent learner!

Josh H – For trying really hard in your quizzes – it’s paying off!


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Home Learning Grid

Here is an electronic copy of the home learning grid for Term 5 just in case you lose yours!

Home Learning – Zoo

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Topic Launch

In preparation for our trip to the zoo next week, we had a Topic launch afternoon. We discussed  different wild animals and the various habitats they could live in. Following on from this, we were provided with images of different habitats and in our groups we had to match the animal cards to the correct one. As a class we noticed that some of the animals may inhabit more than one location!

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Key Features

Today in English we revised the key features of a newspaper article in preparation for our recount writing. We used real newspapers to help us identify them!

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Next Week – W/C 18.04.17

English –This week we will be writing a newspaper article inspired by an animated stimulus (involving some high-diving giraffes).

Maths – Our first unit of Maths this term will be 2D and 3D shapes, we will be revising what we already know as well as learning many new things.

Topic – We will be launching our brand new Topic ‘Zoo’ this week, this will involve learning about different habitats and the animals that inhabit them.

Science – In Science we will be learning about the different animal classifications and the differences between them.

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Welcome Back!

Welcome back to Term 5!

This term in Penguin class we have a really exciting term ahead of us 🙂

English – In English we will be writing a newspaper article about high diving giraffes, a recount of our trip to the zoo and a narrative inspired by ‘The Jungle Book’.

Maths – The range of units we will be looking at in Maths this term are: 2D and 3D shapes, decimals, percentages, translation and reflection, problem solving and arithmetic.

Science – This term our Science links to our topic and we will be studying ‘Living Things and their Habitats’. We will be learning about the classification groups of animals, different habitats across the globe and the life cycle of plants and animals.

Geography – Our Geography lessons this term will centre on using maps to locate a range of habitats. We will be discussing the effect of deforestation, and comparing rainforest and desert habitats.

Art – This term we will be visited by a professional artist and we will be creating art work inspired by our topic for Term 5 – watch this space!

T5 Newsletter

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Term 5 – Zoo

Dear Parents and Carers,

Our topic for next term will be ‘Zoo’. We will be writing recounts of our visit to the zoo, as well as narrative inspired by Rudyard Kipling’s ‘The Jungle Book’. In our Science lessons we will be exploring living things, habitats and the classification of animals.

To engage the children’s interest we will be visiting Howletts Wild Animal Park, Canterbury as a federation on Tuesday 25th April. The children will be able to see a range of wild animals and learn about the different habitats that are recreated for them within captivity.


We hope the weather will be on our side!

Miss Carter

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Easter Bonnets

Today we made our Easter bonnets for the Easter Parade and we think they are amazing!

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Cultural Day 2017

On Thursday 31st March we travelled around the world as part of our Cultural Day 2017. As a class we visited a range of different locations and learnt lots of interesting things…


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I think it’s safe to say that some of us won’t be eating chilli chips again…cd9


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School Geo-Bingo!

To wrap up our Topic this term we played School Geo-Bing to look at our local environment at Rose Street.

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When we came back inside we learnt about compasses and created our own directions around the school, using a compass to guide us.

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Hot seating!

In RE today we learnt about the importance of synagogues and rabbis in Judaism. We took part in a hot-seating activity where one of us was the interviewee (the rabbi) and the other was the interviewer.

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Self Portraits!

In Art this week we have been drawing our very own self portraits, linking to our Topic ‘Who Do You Think Are?’. We studied photographs of ourselves to create line drawing self portraits.

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Hall of Fame



Congratulations to our Hall of Fame award winners:

Kaitlyn – For you improved attitude towards reading.

Ryan – For being consistently enthusiastic about your reading and passing lots of quizzes.

Gemma  – For being mature and quizzing independently without ever being asked.

Reece – For trying really hard with AR and increasing your pass rate.

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Next Week – W/C 27.03.17

Geography (Topic) – In Topic next week we will wrapping everything up that we have learnt so far. We will be playing another round of Geo-bing and using compasses. Also, we will be creating some posters inspired by local geography.

Maths –  Next week we will be concluding our learning on coordinates.

Art – In Art we will be creating our very own self-portraits inspired by the techniques of artists we have been studying.

Science – To conclude our Science this term we will be thinking about the changes that happen to you as you get older in adulthood.

RE – We will be creating our very own Ten Commandments and learning about the importance of synagogues and rabbis in Judaism.

Cultural Day – Next Thursday is Cultural Day and we will be learning about lots of different cultures from all different teachers in the school.

Easter Bonnets – Just before we break up next week we will be creating our very own Easter bonnets, and participating in the Easter Bonnet Parade.

A very busy week in Penguin class!

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Next Week – W/C 20.03.17

English –Next week we will be continuing with our discussion texts. This week we will be writing our very own discussion text about whether or not the Paramount Park in Kent is a positive or negative thing.

Maths – We will be starting a completely new unit in maths next week and we will be looking at co-ordinates.

Science – In Science we are going to collate the data we gathered last week in either a bar chart, scatter graph or line graph to analyse our findings.

Geography – In Geography we will be researching different locations around the world and comparing them to the Isle of Sheppey.

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Hall of Fame

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Congratulations to our Hall of Fame award winners:

Chene – For your incredible focus and dedication to your learning.

Gemma – For making an improvement with your AR.

Kaitlyn – For being focused and getting back into the swing of quizzing on AR!

Ejay – For your amazing dedication to your reading.

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Planning a scientific enquiry!

This week in Science we planned an enquiry that would answer a scientific question. We surveyed children of different ages across as the school and measured their heights, as we are looking at the development of humans. Next lesson we are going to transfer our findings from a table into a graph!

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Human Number Line

Human Number Line

In Maths we were learning about ordering decimals and played decimal bingo. The highlight of our lesson was creating our very own human number line. We had to choose a number between 0 and 7, then we had to get into the correct order.

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Hall of Fame

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Congratulations to our Hall of Fame award winners:

Dyaln – For your enthusiasm to learning!

Tilly – For working really hard to improve your AR quiz pass rate.

Grace – For getting back on track with AR!

Josh D – For making the effort to quiz and passing in the process!

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School Contact Details

Head Teacher Miss Hazel Brewer

Contact Person Nicky Austin

Telephone 01795 663012

School Address Rose Street Primary School
Rose Street
Kent, ME12 1AW

School Opening Times

Juniors:  8.50am – 3.20pm

Infants:  8.50am – 3.15pm

Nursery  8.45am – 11.45,     12.30pm – 3.30pm