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Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Dame Ellen Pinsent School

Class topics


Summer - Fiji (The Commonwealth Games)

Our chosen country in the school wide topic of the Commonwealth Games is the tropical island nation of Fiji. We will be learning about the country and writing travel guides in our writing lessons. We will also be learning about Fijian culture and trying some tropical fruits and other foods which are abundant in this beautiful paradise. 


Summer - Black History

In this short topic we will be learning about just some of the influential figures and important moments that led to greater equality for black people in our country and around the world. 


Spring - Europe

This term's topic is Europe, the continent we all call home. This is a geography focussed topic and we will be (virtually) flying to different countries learning about their language, culture and food. We will be studying and recreating some of the continents most impressive landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and Colosseum. 


Autumn - Gustav Holst's The Planet Suites

This term's topic is a musical one as we study The Planet Suites composed by Gustav Holst. In topic lessons we'll be studying each piece of music, learning about how the mood can be changed through choice of instrument and dynamics. 

This theme will carry on into our Science lessons with our Up, Up and Away Science topic and in English as we study poetry all about space using the poems in A Rocket Full of Space Poetry as our inspiration.