Blue 2019 - 2020

Mrs Jones

Mrs Loveland

 

Welcome to Blue class

We are a Year 4 and 5 class taught by Mrs Jones, Mrs Loveland, Mrs Inskip and Mrs Chadwick. 

This is what we are learning in the Spring 2020 term:

Maths: At Weston School we follow a mastery approach to teaching mathematics using the resource ‘Power Maths’ to support learning. In order for children to access age related objectives, each child will be taught maths with their year group only. Year 5 children will work in Blue class with Mrs. Loveland (Mon—Weds) and Mrs. Jones (Thur-Fri). Year 4 children will be taught in Orange class by Miss Bell. All children will be working hard to extend and consolidate their understanding of the number system. Furthermore they will be taught methods for multiplication and division, with a key focus in teaching and understanding fractions. We will continue to be helping children gain confidence when explaining mathematical reasoning and applying their understanding to problem solving activities.

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

We will be reading various versions of the Traditional Tale ‘The Princess and the Pea’. We will focus on the innovation and evolution of the story across the ages.We will be writing reports based on David Weisner’s graphic novel ‘Tuesday’. Our poetry focus this term will be on reading, responding to and writing Kennings.

History: Crime and Punishment

Children will find out about the legacy of the Roman justice system and crime and punishment through the Anglo-Saxon, Tudor and Victorian periods.

Geography: Marvellous Maps Marvellous Maps allows children to further explore the range of maps available to geographers and to develop their understanding of the key features of maps. They will study a range of maps and atlases, including digital maps, and compare their features.

ICT: Programming Online Turtle and Animation. Children will learn how to create an algorithm and program a procedure. Children will learn the basic principles of animation.

Science:  Forces.

We will teach children about types of forces such as gravity, friction, water resistance and air resistance. Children will also learn about the use of mechanisms such as levers, gears and pulleys. The children will identify forces and find out about Isaac Newton and his discoveries about gravity,

Art: Fruit and Vegetables. Children will learn how to use pencil, colour, clay and textiles to produce quality artwork that shows a progression in their skills.

D&T: Let’s Go Fly a Kite Children will have opportunities to develop their understanding of frame structures and how they can be strengthened and stiffened. Children will discover information about a key event involving a kite that helped shape the world.

RE: Christianity—Understanding God and  Christian Organisations. Easter, lent and the Holy Week. Christianity will be the key focus this term, children will  develop a deeper understanding of Christian organisations from around the world. They will also build on knowledge of the holy week and Easter.

Music: The children will be preparing for our Young Voices  performance in Manchester and work hard to create a polished performance in our KS2 production.

PE: Outdoor PE will be taught on a Wednesday and Thursday. Children will learn Netball and cricket rules and skills.

PE Kits: All  children require their school PE kit: navy shorts and light blue t-shirt and a pair of lessons will take place in all weathers as long as it is safe to do so, It is therefore important that in addition to school PE kit, the children have a pair of outdoor PE trainers and a track suit in school at all times so that they are prepared for an outdoor lesson and cold, muddy  conditions.

Homework Maths: Maths homework will be set on a Friday to be handed in the following Wednesday. Children are encouraged to regularly access TimesTable Rockstars to practise and improve instant recall of key multiplication and related division facts.

English: Grammar and punctuation homework will be set on a Wednesday to be handed in the    following Monday. Presentation  expectations are the same as those for classwork (e.g. using a sharp pencil) Spelling Shed is a new addition to our homework expectations. This fun and engaging online platform is designed to help improve spellings of the children. Please let us know if you have any issues in gaining access to the internet so we can help support your child in school.

Reading: At Weston we encourage children to develop a life long love for reading, we ask for children to read regularly at home aloud to adults and to themselves. 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.

If children would like to share a book they have enjoyed at home or school with the rest of the class they can wrap the cover to create a class ‘Mystery Book’ Please ensure your child’s name is written in the cover.

Home/School Planners: We ask parents and children to use the home/school planners regularly to record pages read in books at home and school and any notes for the class teacher.

 We thank you for your support and look forward to another successful term in Blue Class,

Mrs Loveland and Mrs Jones

 

 

 

 

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