Aqua 2021 - 2022
Welcome to Aqua Class
We are a Year 5 class who are taught by Mrs Lawton and Mrs Loveland, supported by Mrs Chadwick.
This is what we will be learning about in the Autumn term:
In maths, we will be focusing on Number and Place Value, Addition and Subtraction, Perimeter and Area and Multiplication and Division. Early assessments will allow us to identify and address any gaps in the children’s knowledge and understanding.
We will develop our reading and writing skills across a range of genres and text types through the use of the following quality texts: Where Once We Stood– Christopher Riley; FArTHER—Grahame Baker-Smith.
History: Ancient Egypt
The children will learn about the achievements of this ancient civilisation, where the ancient Egyptians lived, what was important to the daily lives of ancient Egyptians, who Tutankhamun was and how mummies were made. The children will also learn about how Egyptian people used hieroglyphs to communicate and compare the powers of different gods
Geography: Enough for Everyone
The children will think about the needs of a settlement, and the needs of the planet as a whole. They will find out where resource such as power and food come from, and look at ways in which natural resources can be conserved.
Computing: Online Safety and 3D Modelling
In these units, the children will learn about email safety with a focus on preventing and dealing with spam. They will consider the importance of strong passwords and how to create them. After the half term, the children the children will extend their drawing skills to create 3D models. They will then explore how to manipulate their drawings using a variety of tools.
Science: Scientists and Inventors and Properties and Changes of Materials
We will learn about the legacy of several famous scientists and their lasting impact on today’s society. After half term, the children will investigate a range of materials, their uses and their properties, as well as dissolving, separating mixtures and irreversible changes.
Art: Wildlife and Birds
The children will have the opportunity to explore the work of the sculptor, Brancusi, and the paper designer, Richard Sweeney. They will also have the opportunity to use pencil, white pencil, print, make clay tiles and model to create quality art work that shows progression in skills.
D&T: Automata Animals
The children will have opportunities to further develop their understanding of mechanical systems. They will learn about controlling movement with a cam mechanism as part of an automata animal.
RE: Hinduism and Christianity
During the first half of the term, the children will be introduced to Hindu gods, scriptures, beliefs expressed in stories and beliefs expressed through symbols. After the half term, the children will build on their knowledge of Christianity by looking at the Bible as a source of faith and guidance, understanding God through Jesus’ life and prophecies about Jesus from the Old Testament.
Through the use of Music Express, the children will focus on performance in two units: Our Community and Solar System.
Maths: Maths homework will be set via Class DoJo on a Thursday to be completed by the following Tuesday. We ask for all children to continue to access TimesTable Rockstars online to practice and improve instant recall of key multiplication and related division facts.
English: English homework will be set on a Thursday via Class Dojo to be handed in the following Tuesday.
Reading: At Weston, we encourage children to develop a life long love for reading. We ask that children read regularly at home to adults and to themselves. Reading is fundamental to the wider academic and personal development of children. The need for children to read widely from a broad and challenging range of texts is crucial. Children will be provided with quality texts appropriate for their age and ability. Furthermore, Bug Club will regularly be updated with ebooks and accompanying comprehension tasks to help extend learning and reading skills further.
The children will have two P.E. sessions. Outdoor PE will be taught on a Tuesday. In Autumn term children will be working to improve their football and hockey skills and techniques. Indoor PE will be taught on a Thursday. Lessons will include sports-hall athletics and multi -sports skills.
On these days, the children will need to come to school dressed in their P.E. uniform: navy shorts and light blue t-shirt; navy tracksuit and light blue t-shirt.
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