Lydd Primary School

Lydd Primary School
Village Academy

Year 5: Lions Class


Term 2 news

We have been very busy this term, working hard to meet our targets in English and Maths. We have enjoyed researching and making notes about Anderson and Morrison shelters and have used this information to write non-chronological reports. We have also designed our own Anderson shelters using a range of materials, thinking about ways to keep them sturdy, strong and waterproof! Watch this space to see our finished designs! In Science, we have enjoyed finding out about thermal conductors, insulators and the processes of changing states including evaporation, dissolving and filtering. 

Term 1 news

No Pens Wednesday

We really enjoyed putting our pens down for the day and using different methods for recording our ideas.  As we are learning how to write news reports, we were given the challenge to organise a newspaper article into the correct order and label the different parts. We also enjoyed making minecraft mosaics for our reading corner, as well as foil sculptures which we had to speak about in front of the class. 


We have started to read our class text The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe and used this to write character descriptions, evacuee letters and diary entries from different points of view.  This links with our History topic for Terms 1 and 2 which is World War II. So far, we have been developing our Geography skills and finding countries in Europe using Google Earth and atlases. We are now learning about the reasons why the war started and the impact this had on Britain at the time. To help our learning, we made a trip to Dover Castle and explored the Underground Hospital - it was very dark and smelly!

This term we are enjoying weekly swimming sessions at Rye leisure centre, as well as learning the rules and positions in netball.  

Read, Explore And Discover (READ)

As well as the school's incentive scheme for rewarding reading at home, we have a reading competition in class too. Every time children read at home, this counts towards an award, starting with a Bronze award acknowledging when children have read on 10 occasions at home. After 30 reads, children can then start to work towards raffle tickets. At the end of each term, all of the children who have received raffle tickets get a chance to win a prize. Many of the children have already received a Bronze award, with lots more not far behind. Keep up the good work. 

Big Maths

The weekly Big Maths challenge comprises a series of timed tests on times tables and addition and subtraction facts, including doubles and near doubles. We practise the test during the week and then complete the actual test each Friday. Once children have achieved the maximum score three weeks in a row, they can move on to the next level. 


This term, children have been asked to choose their own topic for a homework project. The deadline for completed projects is Wednesday 13th December.