Term 2 Week 1 3.11.23

Welcome back to Term 2. I hope everyone had a restful week.

This term our topic is called What Price Progress? It is all about technology, inventions and how past societies have impacted modern life.

In Literacy this week we have planned, written and edited a poem for our cold write. We based our poem on fireworks. This will begin our unit on poetry which we will start formally on Monday.

In Maths, year 5 have been learning to find square and cubed numbers and continuing to learn their times tables. Year 6 have started their unit on fractions. We have been looking at how to find equivalent fractions and how to simplify and compare fractions.

In History, we have looked at The Round City in Baghdad and how some cosmetics, glass and coffee were invented during these times. We explored The Round City and made comparisons to other civilizations and how it compares to modern life in Maidstone.

In RE, we discussed how religions teach the same thing: treat everyone equal regardless of colour, gender, age and so on. This led to some amazing conversations.

In PSHE, we explored different ways to relax when things get too much for us and did a yoga activity. 

We will start science next week, but this term we will be learning about Animals, including Humans. As part of this, we will be looking at the stages of the human life cycle. It will be split into 3 stages: Birth and childhood, adolescence and adulthood. During the adolescence stage we will be exploring some of the changes our bodies go through but will be focusing mainly on hygiene and study puberty during the summer term during our PSHE lessons.

PE is now on Friday for Cedar Class. We will be learning to play Tag Rugby and Fitness.


All children have now been given their EdShed passwords, so they can access EdShed. They have been written in their Reading Records along with their TTRS passwords.

Year 6 Maths

On our school website we have a year 6 SATs revision page. Please use this page to support your child's learning throughout the year. This term we are learning all about fractions, so please use the page for home learning.

Park Way Primary School (park-way.kent.sch.uk)


  • Mobile Phones – Mobile phones should be brought in by children who walk home alone, not by children who are collected by their adult.
  • The children should not be bringing their own fiddle toys to school. We have a selection in the classroom.
  • Reading books should be written in when the children have read either independently or with an adult.
  • The PE kit is their team colour T shirt and black/navy shorts NOT tracksuits.
  • TTRockstars and EdShed are our home learning Apps, please go on these weekly. There are assignments on EdShed.


Mrs Rackley, Mrs Morris and Mrs Relf