Aqua 2020 - 2021

Mrs Lawton

Miss Griffiths

Welcome to Aqua Class

 

We are a Year 6 class who are taught by Mrs Lawton and Miss Griffiths, supported by Mrs Chadwick and Mrs Inskip.

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

Maths

At Weston we follow a mastery approach to teaching mathematics using the resource ‘Power Maths’  and 'White Rose' to support learning. All children will be working hard to extend and consolidate their understanding of place value and the number system. Furthermore they will be taught methods for addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Focus will continue to be on children gaining confidence when explaining mathematical reasoning and applying their understanding of calculation to problem solving activities. Maths areas in focus this term include:

Numbers to 10000000,;identifying factors and prime numbers; adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing using formal and informal methods; comparing and ordering fractions; adding and subtracting fractions; finding equivalent fractions and decimals; coordinates; and translation.

English

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

 

The Highwayman by Alfred Noyes;  Eric by Shaun Tann; The Island by Armin Greder; War Horse by Michael Morpurgo; War Games by Michael Foreman; and online blogs and reports.

We will use these texts to produce writing of our own and examine spelling and grammar.

History: World War II

The children will learn when and why World War II began and find out about the key individuals and countries involved. In addition to this, they will discover all about evacuation; learn what it was like to live with food rationing and explore the contribution made by women to the war effort. Furthermore, they will learn important facts about the Holocaust and investigate events that were key turning points in the war, such as the Battle of Britain and the German invasion of Russia. Studying World War II will help children to develop their investigation and evaluation skills; learn to organise information chronologically and understand how past events have helped to shape the world we know today.

Geography: Amazing Americas

In this unit about the Amazing Americas, children will first find out about the continents of North and South America, and the countries that form them. They will also look in more detail at some of the contrasting regions of the Americas, finding out about the landscape, climate and locations of each area. Children will also develop their map and atlas skills and practise reading and writing coordinates.

Computing: Kodu Programming

Children will use Kodu, a simple visual programming language made specifically for creating games, to create instructions and game environments  in a 3D scene editor

Computing:  Film-making

We will create  a documentary of our World War 2 work.  The children will work through pre- and post-production stages, planning good-quality interviews for the documentary.

Science:  Light

The children will learn about light, how we see, shadows, reflection and refraction. They will know how light travels and how this enables us to see objects.

Science: Electricity

The children will learn to represent circuits using symbols in a diagram. They will learn about two of the most important scientific inventors in the field of electricity – Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla .

Art: Plants and Flowers

This unit will teaches how to use pencil, colour, Hapa Zome printing, sculpture and paper modelling to create quality art work that shows progression in their skills. The children will also have the opportunity to explore the work of India Flint, Alexander Calder, David Oliveira and Henri Rousseau.

D&T: Crumble Buggy

The children will use computer technology to design, build and program a moving programmable vehicle.

RE: Islam

Shahadah – declaration of faith. Oneness of Allah. Characteristics of Allah seen in art and architecture Messengers of Allah: 

RE: Christianity

Diverse and varied expressions of worship: Music; songs; prayer; silence; dance; drama; reflection.  Christmas

 Music: Charanga

The children will learn the songs Happy and Classroom Jazz and use instruments to accompany the songs.

PE:

Indoor PE lessons, which include athletics, and multiskills will be delivered on a Tuesday. The children will need to wear their school PE kit: navy shorts/tracksuit and light blue t-shirt.  Outdoor lessons will take place on a Thursday and will include football and hockey. This is dependent upon weekly weather conditions.  Please note the change to our arrangements with regard to PE kit being worn all day, on the day of the PE lesson.  If the lesson is outside, please make sure that your child has adequate clothing.

Homework:

Following the success of Class Dojo as a platform for our home learning offer, we will now be setting homework through Dojo.  The children will all be made aware of how to login and access the homework.  More details will follow.

Due to our Covid-secure measures, we must ask that children do not bring any unnecessary items into school and avoid bringing large school bags.

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