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Kings Meadow Primary School and Early Years Education Centre

Celebrating Success


Summer Term



Your class teaching team is


Miss Adkins – Class teacher

Mrs Pearson - Teacher

Mrs Doran – Teaching Assistant




FRESNO - Spanish Day

We celebrated our Spanish day by eating Spanish snacks and playing Spanish games.  We also looked at the work of the Spanish artist Miro.


The bad weather stopped us from going outside but we found out about bike safety and the rules of the road.

Maths Challenge Afternoon

This Term our topic work will be geography based. We will be studying Ainsdale.


As historians we will be studying the history and development of Ainsdale and the Victorian period.

Activities will include:

Looking at how Ainsdale got its name.

Investigating how Southport has changed over the years.

Looking at the news report of the Mexico Lifeboat Disaster.

Produce a timeline of the Victorian era.

Compare and contrast the lives of Victorians to lives today including: School, Clothing, Toys and Jobs.

Looking at the lives of important figures including Dr Barnado.

Completing a field trip to the local area.


As geographers we will be studying how Ainsdale developed and how the land is used


Activities will include

    Identifying what the local area has to offer

    Using maps/ordnance survey to locate local landmarks and give directions (6 figure grid references, 8 point compass use)

    Comparing the weather of Ainsdale to other seaside resorts across the globe.

    To understand why tourism is important to Southport.

    Looking at the features of Rivers including the River Alt.

    Looking at the features of coasts and how they change.

    Looking at the impact of flooding – Ocean Plaza

    Looking at unique animal species in the local area – red squirrels and Natterjack toads.

    Completing a field trip to the River Alt to identify physical characteristics of the landform

    Complete a field trip to Southport to consider land use patterns.


As artists we will be studying our environment and using it as a stimulus to create our own artwork.

Activities will include:

      We will make studies of the coast and seaside using collage and print.

We will interpret our studies into 3d representations concentrating on the form and pattern

We will give consideration to how our work could be enhanced using local materials.


As designers we will be studying the design and structure of the Victorian period, looking at Victorian designers

Activities will include:

       Analysis of the toys made during the Victorian period

      Design a toy that could have been used during the Victorian period.

       Looking at the inventors of the Victorian Period.


As members of our community we will:

explore how the codes of conduct of the Victorian era produced discrimination against poor children in respect of their education. Consider that people that helped to bring about changes so that education became available to all and how this impacts on the choices the children will make as part of their continuing education.


As enterprising people we will:

As enterprising people we will work with the local Salvation Army to design posters, paintings and poems to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the RAF in Ainsdale. Our work will be displayed in the local Salvation Army Centre.


As people concerned with our environment we will:

As people concerned with our environment we will explore our local environment looking for clues to the past with an idea of how it can be improved for the future.



In our spiritual and moral development we will:

In our spiritual and moral development we will explore the feelings that we have when we learn that people are discriminated against because of their social class/background. Realise that poverty inhibited Victorian children from reaching their potential and consider that it still takes place today. Raise awareness and ask the question of how this can be changed?

Our class novel is Goodnight Mr Tom

Crucial Crew

During our recent visit to the ‘Crucial Crew’ we took part in safety scenarios learning about: road safety, railway safety, the RNLI, staying healthy and ‘stranger danger’.

The Rocket Launch!

At Greenbank High School we learnt about the forces that act on rockets. We watched a model rocket launch and used a video link to ask an Astrophysicist questions about time and space.

Harvest Festival

We were invited to a ‘Porridge Party’ at Ainsdale Methodist Church to celebrate the ‘Harvest’ and to remember the amazing work that is done by Mary’s Meals, a charity that helps to feed millions of children throughout the world.

We won Hugo for the week and he was so excited that he went Go-karting!

You will need to remember to bring your P.E kit on Monday and Wednesday. On Thursday you will be given homework, it should be returned to school by Tuesday. You should aim to read and learn your spellings on a daily basis. You will have a spelling quiz every two weeks.

Our topic for this term is ‘Amazing Africa’. We will start with a study of the Benin Kingdom.


As historians we will be studying the history of Africa

Activities will include:

  • Locating the Kingdom of Benin was and using sources to find out about time period we will be exploring.

  • Using primary sources to become history detectives building an fact base about The Kingdom of Benin from AD 900 to 1300.

  • Find out about the leaders of The Kingdom of

  • Benin and using the information to Role Play the lives of ordinary people of the Kingdom of Benin.

  • To find out about the decline of the Benin Empire.


As geographers we will be studying the continent of Africa using our geographical skills to

Activities will include:

  • locating Africa and finding out about the countries that make up this continent.

  • Identifying the different landscapes that make up Africa and identify features.

  • Finding out about landmarks including Mt Kilimanjaro, Victoria Falls and the great Pyramids.

  • Finding out about the different animals found on the African continent.

  • Researching endangered animals in Africa and what can be done to protect them.

  • Finding out about the staple diet of many African countries. As well as finding out about tropical fruit in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Discuss the problems of malnutrition and famine.

  • Finding out about how our lives differ to that of many Africans. Including the need for clean drinking water.



As designers and artists we will be studying Kple Kple masks.

Activities will include:

  • Evaluation of African Masks

  • Design and plan our own masks based on African animal research

  • Use structures to create our masks

  • Evaluate the masks

We will also

  • Creating our own Ndebele beads.

  • Use our print designs to create a class patchwork cover.


Our Science will be very exciting as we travel to infinity and beyond studying our Solar System, Milky Way and Universe!

We will also be taking part in the Singing Sky ‘Speed’ project. A chance for us to sing with other schools in a special performance all based around the ‘Bloodhound’ land speed record ...

On Mondays we will be learning how to play ‘Chess’ and hopefully we will be taking part in lots of competitions!

Please keep checking this page for more information, links to websites and lots of photographs of our learning.

Year 5 Maths

Year 5 Reading

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar