Holbeach St Marks Primary School

St Lucia

Welcome To St Lucia class.

You are now entering an FLZ (FUN LEARNING ZONE)!

In St Lucia, we are made up of Year 5 and Year 6 pupils, who all work exceptionally hard. We are lucky this year because we have two teachers, Mrs Massey and Miss Carter. Also in class with us, we have Mrs Roffe and Mrs May as our Teaching Assistants.

We have lots of fun learning experiences, including: maths trails, ‘wow’ science experiments (these can get messy!) and drama in English, as well as exciting topics where we get even more creative. Each term we study a different cross-curricular topic, which we like to kick-start with a memorable learning experience. We also like to go on lots of visits across the school year. Many visits are linked to our termly topics, as well going to the pantomime and sports events. We are keen to get visitors to school to help make our learning even more meaningful. Sometimes we go to Westmere School, who we are federated with, for topic days or to see visiting groups there.

As a church school, we visit the village church regularly for services. Christianity is at the heart of everything we do – we are all kind, caring and friendly, and we look after each other well (even the adults aren’t so bad!)

We go swimming on alternate Monday afternoons across the year, and we do PE on a Thursday. Please take a look at the uniform page so you know what our swimming and PE kits should be like.

Homework is set on a Friday. At the beginning of each term, a topic-based homework project is set, which allows you to get creative at home with your child! If your child is struggling with their homework, we are available to support them: they just need to ask. Please also ensure your child reads at home, daily, as this is vital to them developing their comprehension of text, widening their vocabulary as well as supporting them with their writing.

If you have any questions or concerns, please do come and speak to us. We want your child to be safe and happy, and enjoy school.

Spring Term Topic

Frozen Kingdom.

Welcome to the planet’s coldest lands. . . Vast wilds and hostile territories – incredibly beautiful, yet often deadly. Take shelter from the elements or fall prey to the icy winds and the deepest chill. Trek bravely and valiantly across the treacherous terrain to the ends of the Earth, treading deep in the snow or be pulled by a team of mighty sled dogs.

Be alert, for the magnificent mammals roam these lands, sometimes hungry or fresh for a fight. Perhaps a hungry polar bear or an artic fox is hunting rodents, as swift as the wind! Research facts and figures of climate, temperature, habitats and ecosystems.

Become part of an Antarctic rescue team, braving the elements to rescue terrified passengers from a ship struck by a deadly berg that hides deep beneath the Antarctic Ocean.

So, wrap up well everyone and settle by the fire.