W/C 16th September
This week in English we have been learning how to write a diary entry. We have looked at the features of a dairy entry and practised writing in first person and the past tense. We have then learnt about Tim Peake, his training to be an astronaut and his first few days in space so that we can write a diary entry from Tim Peake's point of view next week. We will share these on our class blog page next week so please have a read of them and leave a comment!
This week in Maths we have been learning about place value and rounding. We have practised reading and writing numbers up to 1 million in both digits and words. We have used place value grids to help us do this and practised using bar models. We have also looked at rounding numbers up to 100,000 to the nearest 10, 100, 1000, and 10,000.
This week in History we have learnt about the key historical events in space travel. We learnt about the first animals that were sent to space and the first humans to go to space and land on the moon. We also leant about the International Space Station and began to learn about 'The Race to Space'.
In R.E this week we have learnt about the term 'sacred'. We thought about what this term means and looked at a number of things and places that are sacred to different religions. We then thought about things that might be sacred to us.
Out of this World
Throughout the Autumn Term, our topic focus will be ‘Out of this World’ which links with our science learning – Earth and Space.
Read below to find out what we will be learning about in the different subject areas:
Geography and History: In our geography lessons, we will be developing our understanding of how to look after the planet and will recognise the importance of recycling. We will explore the history of flight in our history lessons and consider how space travel has changed throughout the years.
Art and Design Technology: As part of our creative learning this term, we will be using different materials and tools to create our own space art and we will make clay models of rockets. We will also be designing and making our own flying toy.
R.E: For our R.E lessons, we will be learning about the Bible and exploring familiar Christian stories.
Computing: During the Autumn Term, we will develop our awareness of how to stay safe online before learning how to use a range of software to present information.
Science: 'Earth and Space' and 'Forces' are the two themes for our science lessons. We will describe the Earth and compare this to other planets and stars. We will recognise and understand forces such as gravity, air resistance, water resistance and friction.
Music: During the Autumn Term, we will learn how to play as a class band with Mr Bellingham. We will develop our understanding of musical composition and we will replicate the classical piece by Holst for a planet of our own.
P.E: We will have our weekly PE sessions with Mr Scott, where we will develop our fundamental skills and learn the rules of football. We will also be taking part in a weekly swimming session, as well as a weekly Karate session with Sensei Dave.
French: Madame Walsh will teach our weekly French lesson. We will be developing new vocabulary and skills during this time.
Venture Experts: Our Venture Experts sessions will take place on a Tuesday afternoon. During this time, we participate in a range of activities with different teachers, including radio and broadcasting, STEM, musical theatre and circus skills.