The Village Academy

The Village Academy is a group of town, city and village schools that have joined together to provide the very best education for the children in our care and where we believe that education is very much a matter of the individual.

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Welcome to Woodpecker Class!

Welcome to year 5 and 6 at Petham Primary school.

We are scientists

We are incredibly keen scientists in Woodpeckers and love to investigate the world around us. So far this year we have designed and conducted our own experiments in to our heart rate, investigating how different exercise affects our heart rate and heart health. We have made models of blood, to investigate its composition and looked at how our bodies are incredible machines…we then started to look at how we can help fuel them properly with our diet and keep them working well.

We are authors and readers

We are very talented writers in Woodpeckers, what helps the most is our reading! We read independently every day and we share good quality texts in class together. This year so far we have read books connected to our WW2 topic; Friend or Foe by Michael Morpurgo, Letters from the lighthouse by Emma Carroll. More recently we have started to explore different stories in our ‘Supernatural’ topic like ‘The Giant’s Necklace’ and ‘Skellig’ by David Almond.

We are mathematicians

We challenge ourselves to take on maths challenges and really focus on learning our Key Instant recall facts (KIRFS) every term to support our maths skills. 

We look after our own well-being.

Lots of the things we do in class help us to take care of ourselves. A range of different PE lessons including sports, yoga and dance to help look after ourselves physically. We also take time to look after ourselves mentally we regular PSHE time to talk, RE lessons to learn about the people in our world and Art lessons to bring out our creative sides.

We hope to see you soon.

Miss Mayes and Mrs Hackett

Curriculum Information

Curriculum Map

You can find the Topic Web for Term 5 here.