Aqua 2017 - 2018

Mrs Lawton

Welcome to Aqua Class

 

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

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

Maths: This term we will cover the following

Fractions, decimals and percentages, multiplication and division, and algebra and ratio.  We use the White Rose approach of looking at every maths concept in terms of reasoning, applying and problem solving.

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

Short by Kevin Crossley Holland, Mr William Shakespeare’s Plays by Marcia Williams, Tuesday by David Wiesner, You Wait Till I’m Older Than You by Michael Rosen,  a range of instruction and explanation texts, and assorted poetry anthologies.

Topic: Dinosaurs and Fossils

We will become enthusiast, expert paleontologists(!) Learning about the fascinating creatures that inhabited the Earth and studying the main epochs of fossils. We will be investigating 18th Century paleontologists and exploring fossil footprints and human fossils, and ice age creatures and their fossils. We will study dinosaurs, their eggs, behavior and extinction. Darwin may also make an appearance.

ICT: We Are Toy Designers

During this unit, the children will work together to design a simple toy that incorporates sensors and outputs then they will create an on-screen prototype of their toy in ‘Scratch’. Eventually, they will pitch their toy ideas in a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style.

ICT: We Are Musicians

They children will be using programs to edit music; create and develop a musical composition, and refine their ideas through reflection and discussion. This unit will develop their awareness of how a composition can enhance work in other media.

Science: Properties of Materials

The children will find out thermal insulators and conductors and identify the best materials for take-away bags and drinks bottles. They will have the opportunity to carry out an impressive array of tests on a range of materials.

Science: Changes of materials

The children will need to get their lab coats on for this unit—it’s going to get messy! They’ll be investigating what happens to certain materials when they are heated, cooled and mixed with other materials.

RE: Christianity

Our focus this term is on Christianity being a global and diverse faith and seeing how the Church continues the work of Jesus. We will then go on to look at celebrations and important events in Christianity, such as Confirmation, Pilgrimages and Easter.

Music: Songs

This term, we will be studying, appraising and learning to perform Adele’s pop ballad, ‘Make You Feel My Love’.

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. Please remember to access ‘Bug Club’ and ‘Times Tables Rock Stars’ regularly.

 

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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Contact the School

Weston Primary School

East Avenue
Weston
Cheshire
CW2 5LZ

Main Contact: Mrs Barbara Mitchell

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