Thorpe Primary School

Where we all can shine

0113 3368760

Dolphin Lane, Thorpe, Wakefield,
West Yorkshire, WF3 3DG

Our PE dates are :

Indoor lessons Friday

Outdoor lessons Wednesday

Remember to read 3 times a week and hand your reading record in everyday!

Homework is to be handed in every Wednesday!

Autumn 2               Why Did We Fight for Freedom?

Gems of the week:



This half term we are reading Letters from the Lighthouse. We will continue to learn new GPAS skills and apply them to letters, descriptions and non-fiction reports.

We will also get the opportunity to write a section of the story from the perspective of an outsider. 

For spelling each week, they will be learning a different spelling rule and applying these to a range of words.



 After a very successful first half term looking at place value and addition and subtraction, we will be moving our Maths lessons on to looking at Multiplication and Division of larger numbers, We will be focusing on written methods and applying them to before ending the Autumn Term with a few weeks on Statistics.



In PE we will have one indoor and one outdoor session per week. In our indoor session we will be focusing on team building and our Outdoor PE sessions will be hockey, where we will focus on passing, dribbling and defending techniques .


In French we will recapping the Year 3 objectives before moving on to Year 4 skills. We will recap colours, opinions and animals before learning simple phrases and writing sentences.


This half term our topic is Materials and their Properties. Luckily, this topic allows us to carry out lots of fun investigations, which will allow us to expand our scientific  vocabulary.  We will look at what materials were used to make Anderson Shelters and have a go at designing our own!

Art and Design Technology


Year 5 will looking at the artist Henry Moore (an artist born in Castleford). They will be using chalk and charcoal to create effective pictures of The Blitz.

They will also get the chance to do some cooking linked to rationing in the War.



We will be linking a few of our computing lessons to Theme this half term. We will be creating Propaganda Posters, as well as using our computing for research sessions on WW11.

Religious Education

In RE, children will be discussing Diwali and finishing off their Christianity module from last half term. This will be useful for them as we lead up to Christmas.