Home Page

Purleigh Community Primary School

Achievement for all in a community that cares


Autumn Term

Desert Island Explorers

Hopefully this summer break has allowed you to relax, recharge and renew yourselves, ready for a bracing new year in Upper Key Stage 2? But I also hope that you have been able to get out and brave the rolling Essex Wilds, as we may need some wilderness endurance know-how to survive our topic this term!

No sooner will Year 5 have returned to school, than their devious teacher will have marooned these plucky children on a Desert Island in the middle of nowhere!

This topic will require the class to draw upon their cunning, stamina and skill reserves to become impromptu explorers, scavengers, builders, writers, mathematicians, cartographers, cooks, hunters, scientists, engineers, artists and teammates if they are to escape from our beautiful, but dangerous Desert Island.