Aqua 2018 - 2019

Mrs Lawton

Welcome to Aqua Class

 

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We are a mixed Year 5/6 class who are taught by Mrs Lawton and Miss Bell, supported by Mrs Chadwick, Mrs Inskip and Mr Richards.

This is what we will be learning about in the Autumn term:

Maths: This term we will cover the following

Number—Place Value; Number—Addition and Subtraction; Number—Multiplication and Division; Statistics; and, Measurement—Perimeter, Area and Volume

English: We will develop our literacy skills across a range of  genres and text types through the use of the following texts

The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling, Just So Stories by Rudyard Kipling,  Boy by Roald Dhal, Going Solo by Roald Dahl, Singing for Mrs Pettigrew/Homecoming by Michael Morpurgo, a range of instruction and explanation texts, and assorted poetry anthologies.

Topic: Ancient Egyptians

We will learn all about the Ancient Egyptians. Investigate the men and women who studied the kingdoms and explore their discoveries. Look at some of the Pharaohs and the development of the pyramids, as well as the mythology that surrounded this early civilization. Look at the role the Nile had in allowing this civilization to flourish and examine daily life, comparing it to our own.

We will build upon our knowledge of the period when the Ancient Egyptians were powerful in the world. Compare the Ancient Egyptian civilization with the society, climate and terrain of Britain at the time. Discover how the Ancient Egyptian civilization came to an end and also learn about the evidence of Ancient Egypt that exists in modern Egypt today.

Computing: 3D Modelling

The children will extend their drawing skills to create 3D models based on using the ‘Sketch Up’ software. They will learn how to create simple and complex 3D models then add detail and manipulate their models using a variety of tools.

Computing: Controlling Devices

This unit introduces children to flowcharts and how they are used to program and control devices. The children will be taught to build sequences of instructions, control multiple outputs and structure algorithms with decisions and inputs.

Science: Scientists and Inventors

The children will learn about famous scientists and inventors: the life and work of David Attenborough; CSI technicians and the techniques they use to analyse evidence; Margaret Hamilton and her invention of the software and computer code that was used to take Apollo 11 to the moon; Leonardo da Vinci and many more.

Science: Properties and Changes of Materials

The class will learn about different materials, their uses and their properties, as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes. The children will sort and classify objects according to their properties, explore the properties of materials to find the most suitable material for different purposes. Furthermore , they will work scientifically to investigate thermal insulators and electrical conductors.

 

 

 

RE: Hinduism & Christianity

Our focus this term is on  the introduction of gods, scriptures, beliefs expressed in stories, beliefs expressed through symbols. Bible as a basis for faith and as a source of guidance. This will then be followed by a look at understanding God through Jesus’ life: Birth; parables; connection with Christmas. Old Testament - Prophecies about Jesus.

Music: Songs

The children will learn to sing and play instruments to Bon Jovi’s ‘Living on a Prayer’ and various Jazz tunes: Three Note Bossa and The Five Note Swing.

Homework:

This will usually be set on a Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. Presentation expectations are the same as those for classwork. At times, homework may be set on the learning platform or small projects will be given that will last over a longer period of time.

PE:

Indoor sessions will take place on a Thursday and will include dance and gymnastics. The children will need to wear their school PE kit: navy shorts and light blue t-shirt.  Outdoor games lessons, which include invasion games and target games, will be delivered on a Tuesday, depending upon weekly weather conditions.  It is therefore important that in addition to school PE kit, the children have pumps or trainers and a track suit in school AT ALL TIMES so that they are prepared for an  outdoor lesson.

 

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Weston Primary School

East Avenue
Weston
Cheshire
CW2 5LZ

Main Contact: Mr Thomas Cutts

Tel: 01270 685167
admin@weston.cheshire.sch.uk