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Priory Fields School

Priory FieldsSchool

Term 5

Big Idea

Curriculum Overview- To be a global citizen is to become a part of something bigger than ourselves. Each of us has a responsibility to the communities which we are a part of – to respect each other’s cultures and needs, to support one another and ensure that we work together locally, nationally and globally. As geographers and scientists, who protect our spectacular planet, we are going on a journey through our seas and oceans, explaining the impact us humans have on the environment. Along our way, we will discover the impact of this plastic waste and be inspired to create sculptures using discarded plastic and writing persuasively to campaign against it.


We have been looking at the work of eco-artists. Using plastic maths equipment, we made art in the style of Steve McPherson.



‘He uses plastic found on the beaches of North Kent.’

‘He uses primary colours.’

‘He creates patterns with them.’

‘Sometimes he colour blocks the pieces.’

Trip to Dover Mosque

Last Friday we visited Dover Mosque to find out about the religion Islam.

‘There are 5 pillars to Islam.’

‘Sawn is fasting for the month of Ramadan. In Islam, there calendar is a lunar one which is different to ours.’

‘Zakat is giving to charity if you can afford it.’

‘’Salat is the movements in how they pray. Each part is a rak’ah.’

‘Muslims face Mecca when they pray. Their mihrab faces that direction.’


In Science we have been looking at how animals are classified according to their features We looked at vertebrates and invertebrates first. Then whether they are fish, amphibians, mammals, reptiles, birds, insects, cnidaria or crustaceans. We also played games of why is a fox not a bird and why is a frog an amphibian.



After that how an animal is adapted to its habitat.


Finally, we looked at food chains and what would happen if one part of the chain was removed.



Letters to the Prime Minister

As part of our Plastic Planet geography topic, we have written to the Prime Minister about our oceans. We are awaiting a reply.


In Maths, we have been investigating rounding decimals. We used this time to revisit addition and subtraction using exchanges to find the total amount and then rounding the answer to the nearest £.


Impact of Plastic on the Oceans

Justice class has been investigating the impact plastic has had on our oceans and what we can do about it. Here are our suggestions.




The children set up a debate in groups, taking on the part of different groups in the plastic debate: councillor, environmentalist, business leader and tourist. The debate centred around the need for plastic against the impact of plastic in the ocean.


In Music we have been working as an ensemble playing different parts of a song. Each person had their own 2 bar melody to play.

Shane Record - Artist Visit

Shane Record Inspired Art

We have been inspired by the artist Shane Record to produce artwork that reflects how everyday things are extraordinary.

Topic Maths

In topic maths we are investigating conversions. We been very collaborative to work out kilograms to grams and then grams to kilograms.


Plastic Planet - Lift Off!

'I can't believe that by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish. That really shocked me.'

'Seeing the dead, white coral made me angry because it is food and a habitat for fish.'

'Plastic breaks down to microplastics, 90% of fish have microplastic in them. Wow!'

'If there is microplastic in fish, we will have it in us because we eat fish.'

'Oceans have 50% of all living creatures in them.'

'Plastic is in out food chain, that's crazy and scary.'