Blue 2018 - 2019

Mrs Jones

Mrs Loveland

Mrs Nash

 

Welcome to Blue class

We are a Year 4 and 5 class taught by Mrs Jones, Mrs Nash, Mrs Loveland (currently on maternity leave),  Mrs Inskip and Mrs Chadwick. 

This is what we are learning Spring term?

Maths: This term we will cover the following

Number—Multiplication and Division; Number—Fraction and Decimals;  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

Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo, Letters to Africa and a range of information, instruction and explanation texts, and assorted poetry anthologies.

This term our topic is Africa.

Our history and geography focus for this term will be based on various aspects of Africa beginning with a look at Ethiopian art. Next, we find out about the diverse human and physical geography of this vast continent, including their climates, and make comparisons between different African countries. We will then find out about African wildlife and habitats before delving into the past and learning about African history through the important work of archaeologists. Finally, we consider the impact of limited food and water and poverty on certain parts of certain African countries.

 Computing: word processing

The children will hone skills using word processing programmes and improve typing skills. 

 Computing: Programming Turtle Logo

The children will learn how to create an algorithm to program a procedure.

Science: Forces

The class will learn about the effect of gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction. They will look for patterns and links between the mass and weight of objects, using newton meters to measure the force.

Art: Painting on Fabric

The children will study different African designs and create a flour resist effect on fabric.

D&T: African Food

The children will research the origins of Biltong and suggest possible new flavours.

RE: Hinduism and Christianity

Children will gain an overview of Hinduism, focusing on its origins, core beliefs, festivals, special places. Children will explore the different holy books, identify key Hindu symbols and understand their meanings. We will then focus on different aspects of Christian worship and, as we approach  Easter, a look at Lent, Holy Week and Easter.

Music:

We will be busy preparing for ‘Young Voices’ learning the songs and dances that accompany the concert. We will also be preparing for our end of term production 'Hoodwinked'.

Homework:

Maths will usually be set on a Friday to be handed in the following Tuesday. Homework may be computer based (MyMaths) or paper based. Grammar or punctuation will usually be set on a Tuesday to be handed in the following Monday. Presentation expectations are the same as those for classwork.
Please encourage your child to read regularly at home both to themselves and to an adult. Children are also encouraged to regularly access ‘Bug Club’ to help improve comprehension skills.
Times Table Rockstar's is valuable in improving speed and accuracy of multiplication facts. Each week a TTRockstar of the week is chosen and celebrated in assembly. Winners are children who show improvement or great skill in time table recall. 

PE:

Indoor games lessons, which include dance and gymnastics, will be delivered on a Friday. Outdoor lessons will take place on a Wednesday and in the first half term of Spring, children will learn football skills  with a qualified coach. This is dependent upon weekly weather conditions.  It is therefore important that in addition to school PE kit, the children have trainers and a track suit in school 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