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Westcliffe Primary School

'Our school is committed to inspirational teaching that develops aspirational young people.'


Spring Term 

Welcome to 5/6S’s class page. Whilst it’s a short term, we have lots of exciting new learning to fit in.


In English, we will be using some beautiful picture books such as ‘Wisp’ by Zana Fraillon and Grahame Baker-Smith, and ‘Wild’ by Emily Hughes to inspire our creative writing.

In history, we will be learning all about the Early Islamic Civilisation and the incredible advancements they made in maths, science and medicine. This will also inspire our art, where we will be studying Islamic architecture and minarets, before creating our own. We will use our geography skills to locate key places within this topic and understand the context in our world.


In science, we will be looking at the human circulatory system and understanding what is actually happening when our hearts beat! Later, we will look at properties of materials thinking about insulation and how we can keep our tea warm.

In spring we have some exciting events, such as national storytelling week, engineering week and world book day.


Some reminders:

  • Children need to practise TT for 15 mins (or 3 completed worksheets ) and read 3+ times to be eligible for Pupil of the Week (along with following the school rules)


  • We work in maths sets therefore your child may do their TT rockstars recall test on different days, see below:
  • 5/6RB set- Monday
  • 5/6B set- Tuesday
  • 5/6S set – Wednesday
  • Miss Gilchrist/Miss Troop set – Thursday


  • Our PE day is Thursday, however many children do additional sports sessions and so will need their PE kit throughout the week. Please ensure your child has a warm PE kit as well as shorts (just in case we manage to get outside to practise our Netball and Tennis skills!)